Blessing by a Eucharistic Minister

Question from Tom on 1/30/2008:

Hello: I am currently in RCIA and I am wondering if it is appropriate for me to receive a blessing from a Eucharistic Minister while others are receiving the Eucharist. I thought this could only be given by a Priest or Deacon, but I see other RICA people being blessed by the Eucharistic Ministers. Thanks and may God bless, Tom

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 1/30/2008:

Tom, I am sure that you gain something if your Eucharistic Minister prays for you, but it is not the priestly blessing that is commonly conferred by the priest whose hands are specially anointed just for the blessing. Gpd Bless you. Fr.Bob Levis

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