From a reader…
Can the Asperges rite can take place at a Sunday Low Mass if it is the principal Mass?
Firstly, since this is still the Season of Easter, on these Sundays we are still singing Vidi aquam. Asperges returns after Pentecost.
Auctores scinduntur… authors are divided about this question. Some say that the Asperges or Vidi aquam sprinkling rite ought to be performed only before Sung or Solemn Masses. Others say before the principal Mass sic et simpliciter, thus even if it is a Low Mass.
I think the most common practice is to have the Asperges before Masses that are at least sung. Once upon a time in England the bishops ordered that it be done at the principal Mass no matter what level. In these USA I think the Council of Baltimore said it was to be every Sunday no matter what level.
So, I don’t think it would be wrong to have the Asperges before a Low Mass that is the principal Mass of the parish (a place where there is a baptismal font). It would not be wrong but it wouldn’t be customary.
One might ask the question: “Why deny people the benefit, just because it isn’t a Sung Mass?”