Do you bless yourself when exiting Mass?


#1

Are you supposed to bless yourself with holy water when leaving after Mass?


#2

Most people do so as a pious devotion, and it is not in any way incorrect to do so, but there is also no requirement to do so. Holy water is a sacramental of which you are free to avail yourself, but you are not required to use it when you enter or leave a church.


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