What should be done with the leftover sacramental oils?


Full Question

What should be done with the leftover oils from the celebration of the sacraments of initiation, holy orders, and anointing of the sick?

Answer

The Book of Blessings, Chapter 32, Order for the Blessing of a Repository for the Holy Oils, says, "Each year when the bishop blesses the oils and consecrates the chrism, the pastor should see that the old oils are properly disposed of by burning and that they are replaced by the newly blessed oils."


Peggy Frye