Q: It is the custom in our parish to expose the Blessed Sacrament before beginning Stations of the Cross. After Stations, we have Benediction and Reposition. Is this proper? Can you give me some authority either way? Thank you.
A: There are differing opinions on this, so I think you can make a case either way. The rite of eucharistic adoration outside mass permits readings, hymns and reflections during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. But the period of adoration should keep its focus on the Blessed Sacrament. The two ceremonies could be combined, and some people do it, but it’s more common to see exposition after stations.