I guess this would be the thread to ask. Three years ago when I first became a member of the Catholic Chruch, all the catechumens & their sponsors were the ones to do this. The sponsors held bowls of holy water & the catechumens were assigned each an aisle (large church) & sprinkled the members of the congregation & others who were there using some plant, though, I cannot remember what kind.
I’ve been to three Easter Vigil’s at two church’s and this hasn’t been repeated at either one. It’s been the priest who has done the holy water thing with somebody else carrying a bucket & he has a…water septer shaker thing.
Has ANYBODY else known of any other church to do the former, or, is this just an abuse or something. I’m guessing if catechumens did something that the priest is SUPPOSED to do…it can’t be good.
Thanks for the information & replies in advance.