Holy Water


#1

A couple weeks ago (near beginning of June) I went to a Catholic Mass in Barcelona. However, there was no Holy Water? I saw no one else cross themselves with water as they came in/out so it’s not a matter that I didn’t find it. Is this normal at all at any time of the liturgical year?


#2

Were their sponges with holy water soaked in them? Then you would cross yourself with it? Very weird. The ONLY exception I can think of is Good Friday service, no holy water in the fount…


#3

Pax Christi!

Were there any fonts at all? Were they empty/dry? They normally are dry during Lent. If there are no fonts at all, that’s strange.

God bless.


#4

No, the emptying of fonts during Lent is an abuse.


#5

It may just be as easy that they ran out of water. Our do all the time, the ushers have instructions to check them and keep them filled.


#6

It was a church with many visitors and tourists and people may peak into and look at the main area of the Church. The Mass took place in a much smaller parish on the side. It seemed that there was no water font at all, none I could find.


#7

Sometimes during a particularly bad flu outbreak, they will empty the holy water fonts as a public health measure.


#8

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