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Old Jul 22, '04, 2:34 pm
aquinasadmirer aquinasadmirer is offline
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Default Proper way to dispose of old holy water.

What's the proper way to dispose of holy water thats very tepid?

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Old Jul 22, '04, 2:39 pm
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There are multiple ways, you can use it to bless something like your house.

If it is very tepid, pouring it on the ground at a Catholic cemetary would be an appropriate place to dispose of it.

Technically when you have a sacremental that is no longer useful you can either bury it in the ground or burn it (respecfully) but that doesn't really apply to water.
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Old Jul 22, '04, 2:55 pm
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Also, the few times I get sick or depressed, I like to drink some of it. But I would only recommend it if you get the holy water from a dispenser, not a vat that everyone sticks their fingers into.
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Old Jul 22, '04, 5:10 pm
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What's the proper way to dispose of holy water thats very tepid?

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Just pour it out on the ground in a spot where it won't be walked on. I would pour it in a flower bed or under a bush.
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Old Jul 22, '04, 6:59 pm
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Doing so works much better than miracle grow!
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Old Jul 22, '04, 7:31 pm
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I think this belongs on another thread called "Catholic Humor" I would be more concerned about how do we dispose of Church leaders who have become tepid.
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Old Jul 23, '04, 4:29 am
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Does Holy Water go off in the Catholic church? I had heard of this before but didn't know whether to believe it or not.

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Old Jul 23, '04, 5:51 am
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Does Holy Water go off in the Catholic church? I had heard of this before but didn't know whether to believe it or not.
Not quite sure what you mean by "go off". Do you mean turns bad? Stops being holy? Not sure what you mean!?!?
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Old Jul 23, '04, 6:36 am
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I have always been concerned with these very large Baptismal pools and Holy Water fonts at Church entrances. Where do these hundreds and hundreds of gallons get drained to. It should NOT be the city sewer.Pouring Holy Water that we have at home it into the ground in a place that is not walked on is acceptable.
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Old Jul 23, '04, 8:20 am
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Tepid or not. So what? Yes, you can pour it into the ground, normally where people won't step on it. Your flower garden is fine.
In the Eastern Churches we bless the holy water on Jan. 6th, the Baptism of Christ, many people drink the holy water for their various ills.
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Not quite sure what you mean by "go off". Do you mean turns bad? Stops being holy? Not sure what you mean!?!?
turns bad, becomes undrinkable.
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Old Jul 25, '04, 2:07 am
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Well? Is it true?
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Old Jul 25, '04, 5:08 am
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I would dispose of it by blessing myself more frequenty and encouraging my family to do the same.
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Old Jul 26, '04, 8:29 am
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I have always been concerned with these very large Baptismal pools and Holy Water fonts at Church entrances. Where do these hundreds and hundreds of gallons get drained to. It should NOT be the city sewer.
We have a cascading Baptismal pool in our parish. It's a "closed system" that recirculates the same water over and over. The "drain" in the bottom is connected to a pump which sends it to the top. To start the system, it had to be manually filled with buckets of water. As it evaporates, more water is added. If it needed to be drained, it would have to be emptied by hand.

But I'm confused by this post. I consulted several dictionaries, all of which define "tepid" as either "lukewarm" or "unenthusiastic." Since water has no emotion, my solution for tepid holy water is to add a few ice cubes.
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Old Jul 26, '04, 9:04 am
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Well? Is it true?
True as in becoming undrinkable?

I believe so, over time. I have a container of very old Holy water which has a small amount of algae at the bottom.

I've wondered how to dispose of it properly, so I'm thankful for this thread.
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