6) The Oil of Catechumens: Both adults and infants prior to baptism are anointed with the oil of the catechumens, which is pure olive oil. This oil is blessed by the Bishop at the Chrism Mass and received by the parish then for the year.
Sacred Chrism: Chrism oil, is olive oil mixed with balsam. The oil symbolizes strength, and the fragrant balsam represents the “aroma of Christ” (2 Cor 2:15). Anointing with chrism oil signifies the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is used to consecrate someone or something to God’s service. Chrism is used both at Baptism and Confirmation. The Chrism oil is used as well during the ordination of a priest (the Sacrament of Holy Orders) and the consecration of a bishop. It is the anointing used in the consecration of a church and the blessing of an altar and the vessels used at Mass. The Chrism Oil is consecrated by the Bishop at the Chrism Mass.
The Oil of the Sick: It is pure olive oil and is used for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This oil is blessed by the Bishop at the Chrism Mass and received by the parish then for the year.