Looking for a definitive answer here so I hope someone can assist me.
At the Easter Vigil this year we have two confirmations but no baptisms! That being the case what is the proper form for the Third Part of the liturgy?
The missal is unhelpful here rubrics 37 to 42 indicate that the litany and blessing of water are omitted when no one is to be baptised and the font is not to be blessed, however there are no indications as to when the font is to blessed.
We have (due to space restrictions and a long history that I don't want to go into here) a portable font which is usually relocated by the flower ladies to the entrance to the sanctuary next to the Paschal candle for the vigil, since this is not fixed should it be blessed every year?
The water is obviously blessed as at rubric 54 but at 53 it indicates that confirmation should be conferred as per the Roman Pontifical or Ritual but that doesn't indicate if the litany of the saints and other elements of blessing the font should take place at the vigil if only confirmations are happening.
Many thanks in advance.