ASK FATHER: How long does holy water stay blessed?

Posted January 3, 2018 12:18 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: How long does holy water stay blessed?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I got to wondering about the properties of holy water. Since so much water has been blessed before and recycled throughout time, does the church have comments about the length that water stays “holy”? Or is it a possibility that the tap water from the faucet could contain holy water if the water stays blessed to the end of time?
Speaking of wondering… I have sometimes wondered about the effective range of a blessing… 20 meters?  I’m pretty good with a 9mm at that range, but not with an aspergilum.   But I think I could manage a blessing at some

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