Dish Or Font?

2711-92 bronze bowl for holy water fonts. (Picture shows 2710-92 clear plastic liner for holy water fonts inside of the bowl)
Sizes available are approximately:
A size = 3.75" diameter
B size = 5.5" diameter
C size = 6.75" diameterWith fewer parishes withholding the dishes at the door than the common cup, maybe it’s a good time to check in on practices and terminology.

“Font” generally means something one can be baptized in, so that term, though common in the past, seems a misnomer at best.

How often does your parish clean and refill them? My original home parish used sponges, which strike me as distinctly non-hygenic. Unless changed out every day.

A few parishes don’t use these at all, sending people to the main baptismal pool, which is, by definition, a font. A real one.

What’s in use where you worship?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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