As some readers may recall I attend mass at two parishes depending on which is more convenient for me at the time. One is closer to where I live and the other, St Ignatius, is closer to work. Both churches still have no holy water because some people panicked over swine flu fears and took it out even though the threat and panic have finally ended. Next time they do this (hopefully there never is a next time) I wonder if they could put out some holy hand sanitizer instead? I know its unheard of and I don’t know if it is allowed but having blessed sanitizer would be better than having no sacramentals at all. Better yet I should have my own holy water so when the Henny Penny people go nuts again I`m ready.
For an explanation of sacramentals see the Catechism here