I. PREPARATIONS FOR MASS PRECEDED BY THE BLESSING OF THE CANDLES USED FOR THE BLESSING OF THROATS.
1. FOR THE MASS.
Prepare vestments and altar as usual for "Low Mass" or "Missa Cantata," etc.
2. FOR THE BLESSING OF THE CANDLES.
candles used for the blessing of throats are specially blessed for that
purpose. Special holders for these candles are obtainable. They are
very practical and prevent the melting wax from dripping on the floor,
etc. The candles are made ready in the sacristy. The holy water pot and
sprinkler are placed ready for use. The priest usually blesses these
candles before Mass while vested in alb and stole and before putting on
the chasuble. Should they be blessed at some other time, then prepare
II. IF THE CANDLES ARE BLESSED AT ANY OTHER TIME THAN BEFORE MASS.
(1) The candles and holders.
(2) Holy water pot and sprinkler.
(3) Surplice and red stole.
III. FOR THE BLESSING OF THROATS AT A TIME OUTSIDE OF MASS:
1. IN THE SACRISTY.
(1) Surplice and red stole.
(2) The blessed candles in holders.
2. ON THE ALTAR.
(1) Two candles are lighted.