At this liturgy we ask God to bless the oil that will be used to anoint our brothers and sisters throughout the year. God uses something so ordinary and commonplace -- the fruit of the olive tree -- to do something extraordinary today. In the same way, God takes our ordinary lives and makes them extraordinary. Finally, today we celebrate and honor the priests who serve us; men whom God has set apart to celebrate the sacraments and preach the Word to the assembly. We thank God for the ordinary, commonplace things that are used to help us to experience God's presence and ministry among us.