Marian procession at the end of Sunday Mass

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Regarding a Marian procession at the end of a Sunday Mass, what am I permitted or not permitted to have? Processional candles? Incense? Processional Crucifix? Ringing of bells?

Also, what is the order for all of these items if they are permitted in relation to the Mary statue that’s carried on a secured holster and with a priest and deacon?


A: I’m looking at the Directory on popular piety 238-247:

I don’t see a treatment on those details.

GIRM 277 does permit incensation of images of the saints exposed for public veneration.

From what I can tell, you’re free to incorporate such actions as long as the faithful do not “fall into the error of raising sacred images to the level of paragons” (242) or idols.