Crucifix at Mass

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  I was taught that in order to have Mass, a Crucifix has to be showing. Now I was told that was not true during Holy Week.  Which is correct? Also our church covers all statues for fifth week of Lent. What is the latest on covering.

Thank you for your knowledge.  It’s hard to keep track of everything


A:  There should be a crucifix present for mass. For the last two weeks of Lent, it is permitted to cover statues and crosses, but probably not the crucifix that pertains to the mass.