Blessing Holy Water online?

Discussion in 'The Sacraments' started by Julia, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    I wonder what other members or visitors to the Forum think.

    I was told by my elderly sister in Ireland that her priest told her she should put a jug of water in front of the screen when the Easter water is blessed, and her water would be blessed as well.

    Has anyone ever heard of is news to me.

    Last evening, I watched Holy Mass at the Church of Saint Peter and St Paul in Clonmel, ireland. I am certain the Priest said put a jug of water in front of your screen and it will be blessed when he blessed the water at the ceremony. I ran out to the kitchen and filled a little plastic jug with tap water. But afterward, it didn't feel right, so I put it in the kettle to use for making tea and coffe so as not to waste it,,,just in case.

    Can anyone tell me, is it right that water can be blessed on line. It seems strange to me.
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  2. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    Had the same thing at my online local Mass. I'm thinking the same way as you, but I'm also unsure.
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  3. Rose

    Rose Angels

    I get the priests blessing at the end of mass online each day online. I got Pope's blessing urbi et orbi this morning. Even when much we were told we could get it on the radio. This is how the sick get mass in their homes most weeks. Why could the water not be blessed in this same way.? If the priest says he is blessing it why would we not believe him.? Do people doubt that we get the priests blessing at online Mass.?
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  4. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    I believe as long as the blessing is done LIVE, and it is the intention of the priest to bless the object, then yes, it is valid. It would not be a valid blessing if you were watching a prerecorded Mass.
  5. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Thank you for your replies.

    It is just that I have heard and read that you can not get confession by phone, you have to be present in order for a Priest to give you absolution. And this made me wonder if water can be blessed on a live stream. Yes, it makes sense a prerecorded Mass with blessing might not be a valid blessing.

    I hope the blessings at the end of live on line Mass are valid, this is a beautiful gift God is permitting. Praise and bless His Holy Name.
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  6. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    this is very common in Brazil, also through the transmission of Novenas and the recitation of the Holy Rosary, I consider it a legitimate source of blessing at least when performed by a Catholic priest.
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