Are kneelers required in church?

Are kneelers required in church? Some people in my church believe that they aren’t required and some aren’t. Our church is building a new church and is unsure if there will be kneelers. My question is, are kneelers required in a church for it to be a valid Catholic church?

Thanks so much! :slight_smile:

Dear Workin,

No, there are no Church laws requiring that there be kneelers in Catholic churches. Pews are not required either. But Catholics ARE required to kneel during certain parts of the Mass–whether there are kneelers present or not!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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