Q: If I have a deacon assisting me at Mass, is it all right for me to add the water to the wine? I do it when there is no deacon.
A: No, that really belongs to the deacon, like proclaiming the gospel. We priests, like anyone else, are supposed to do those parts of the Mass and only those parts of the Mass that pertain to us. The deacon’s actions are meant to free you up so that you may concentrate on more important aspects of presiding