I was talking to my parish RCIA leader and we were discussing where i could find holy water in the church. He told me you can bless it yourself at home, he says his uncle (who is a very old priest) told him that priests don’t get special powers when they are ordained and that any one belonging to the laity can bless water. Is this acceptable? And is it right for me to bless my own water / salt. My pastor agreed with him on this matter too. Calling it the “common priesthood”, he also said it is superstitious to think that a priest has the power to bless something and the laity cannot. Is this correct?
Thanks so much for any answers, i appreciate this!