Tag Archives: altar linens

ASK FATHER: Who should cleanse vessels during Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My priest barely pours water into one chalice and swishes it in all four to cleanse. He consumes it and doesn’t wipe them out but passes them over to the Eucharistic Ministers to wipe out after … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The washing of altar linens

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My mother is an Extraordinary Minister of Communion and has to wash the altar linen used during the various Masses. Out of curiosity, and preventing possible sacrilege, what is the best and most respectful way to … Continue reading

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Feedback from a reader about “Laundering Liturgical Linens”

From a reader: Thank you for recommending the little book “Laundering Liturgical Linens“. It has been a great help to me as a new sacristan with almost no training. This past Sunday I asked our priest if he would like … Continue reading

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FOLLOW-UP: Impious women and the care of altar linens

A while back I posted an ASK FATHER Question Box query about the rising of used altar linens by a priest before the linens are sent to be laundered.  It is a good question, because it touches on our sense … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Care of altar linens and the first rinsing by a priest

From a reader: Father, I am in a quandary and I wonder if you would offer any advice on how to resolve it? A couple of months ago I was asked to help with the laundering of altar linens as … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: plastic “catch” sheet on the altar

From a reader: Is it permissible to put a sheet of plastic on the epistle side of the altar at the TLM in order to catch wine and water spills? There has been some disagreement about this in our Latin … Continue reading

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