Friday, April 15, 2011
HOW TO RECEIVE THE BLESSED PALM
At the communion kneeler, the priest will hand you the blessed palm like seen above. Take hold of both ends of the palm with both your hands.
Then, kiss the palm and then the priest's hand. Rise and return to your seat.
BLESSED PALMS ARE SACRAMENTALS AND ARE TO BE TREATED WITH REVERENCE. TAKE IT HOME AND PLACE ON YOUR HOME ALTARS OR ON THE WALL ALONGSIDE OR BEHIND A CRUCIFIX OR SACRED IMAGE. REMEMBER WHAT THE PALMS STAND FOR EVERYTIME YOU SEE THEM. IF THERE ARE EXTRA PALMS AFTER MASS, PLEASE TAKE MORE HOME FOR PRIVATE DEVOTION.