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This Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. At the beginning of Masses this weekend, water and salt are blessed and then the salt is added to the water.

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Then the congregation are sprinkled with the Holy Water as a memorial of our Baptism. Now if you are wondering why this blog post is titled Asperges Me, it is because the hymn sung during the sprinkling is called Asperges Me. Here is the English translation:

Thou wilt sprinkle me, O Lord, with hyssop and I shall be cleansed
Thou wilt wash me, and I shall be washed whiter than snow.
Pity me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.