QUAERITUR: Can a layperson repose the Blessed Sacrament?

Posted May 28, 2017 12:22 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

QUAERITUR: Can a layperson repose the Blessed Sacrament?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our priest has asked the two laypersons who attend the last hour of Adoration if they would be willing to repose the Blessed Sacrament if he cannot be present to do so. I am one of those persons and do not believe I’m qualified to do this. In fact, I’m concerned about profanation of the Eucharist. Should I decline the request or acquiesce?
I can’t answer that for you.  As a priest, I am not a fan of this practice.  However, I can imagine a few situations in which it could be tolerated.
That said, we can consider the legislation.

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