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1669 Sacramentals derive from the baptismal priesthood: every baptized person is called to be a "blessing," and to bless. 174 Hence lay people may preside at certain blessings; the more a blessing concerns ecclesial and sacramental life, the more is its administration reserved to the ordained ministry (bishops, priests, or deacons). 175

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PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

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CHAPTER FOUR: OTHER LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS

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ARTICLE 1: SACRAMENTALS

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174 Cf. Gen 12:2; Lk 6:28; Rom 12:14; I Pet 3:9.

175 Cf. SC 79; CIC, can. 1168; De Ben 16, 18.

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