Q: Hi Father. Regardless of the pandemic, I’ve always wondered when is the best moment to distribute palms for the faithful when celebrating the liturgy of Palm Sunday. The rubrics for the Solemn Entrance (seems to me) suggest the faithful receive it before the priest blessing them. Is that the case also for the First Form too? Thanks very much and a very Holy Week and a very Happy Easter in advance.
A: Yes, the faithful receive their branches when they arrive and before the priest blesses them in either the first or second form of the entrance.
A blessed Holy Week to you too.