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Anne Van Tilburg wrote:

Dear Mike and the team —

  • Is a lay person allowed to take the place of a priest at the cemetery?

In our parish, a lady conducted a funeral. The priest was not present.

  • Is she allowed to bless the ground?

Thanks,

Anne van Tilburg

  { Can a lay person take the place of a priest at the cemetery and can she bless the ground? }

John replied:

Hi, Ann —

Lay ministers and pastoral associates are permitted to perform both wake and cemetery services however the language for the blessings, and such, is slightly different.

Anyone who is baptized can pray for a blessing, but it's not the same as the actual blessing of a priest.

John

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