When I was younger I attended Benediction regularly, and only recently noticed my church does not offer this service. Excuse my ignorance but did this go out with Vatican ll as well? If so, what were they thinking?



Dear Joanne,

With the establishment of permision for Masses in the evening, many services that would have had Benediction previously, substituted it with the Mass. Gradually, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament disappeared from most parishes. However, with the prevalence of a renewed devotion to the Blessed Sacreament, Benediction is on the way back. Ask your priest for it. He’s not likely to respond immediately. But if enough people ask, he may oblige.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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