Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Something I didn't know until tonight.....


Can persons other than the priest distribute ashes?

It is permitted.

According to the Book of Blessings a lay minister may assist the priest or deacon in the distribution of the ashes.

1659 This rite may be celebrated by a priest or deacon who may be assisted by lay ministers in the distribution of the ashes. The blessing of the ashes, however, is reserved to a priest or deacon.

(Book of Blessings---Blessing and Distribution of Ashes)

I stand, in humility, corrected.....if only to myself.

Thank you, Catholic Answers Forums

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