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A question about consecration/deconsecration

Poster: Julien de Montfort <julien@spiaggia.org>

Greetings, all!

A question, if I may: I'm way out of my element here, so I thought I'd
pose the question to the list at large.

This weekend, at an antique/consignment store, I bought a large pewter
goblet that had been used as a cummunion chalice in a church before it
was, presumably, retired.  It is a beautiful, plain, very large goblet,
and I'd like to use it for events and all (or maybe as a gift, I'm not

My question, however, regards sanctified objects.  I can assume that at
some point in time, this was a sanctified object (it's history would
almost guarantee that).  Are these types of objects, however,
"de-sanctified" when they are retired?  Not that I have any worries
about what may happen if I pour some wine into it at some later date,
but I would feel somewhat uncomfortable drinking from what many might
still consider to be a consecrated vessel.

And if it is likely not to be deconsecrated, how would I go about doing
so?  Just taking a drive down to my local church and asking the priest
there to indulge my concerns over it?


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