Patriarchal Blessing Records

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Patriarchal Blessing Records

Postby jdizzy001 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:38 pm

My bishop wants a record of the members in our ward have not obtained Patriarchal Blessings. Is there somewhere, as a clerk, that I can obtain that information?

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Re: Patriarchal Blessing Records

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:17 am

No. It's not recorded in MLS - at all. You'll have to ask the members.
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Re: Patriarchal Blessing Records

Postby jdizzy001 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:22 am

Copy that. Thanks

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Re: Patriarchal Blessing Records

Postby araehl » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:58 am

Is there any discussion of this being added to LDS.org or MLS for the Bishop's sake? It would be REALLY helpful for the Bishop to know who has and who hasn't received their blessings - especially those of the youth that have/have not received theirs.

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Re: Patriarchal Blessing Records

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:54 am

araehl wrote:Is there any discussion of this being added to LDS.org or MLS for the Bishop's sake?

We rarely know about things before they happen.

While I can't think of a solid doctrinal reason it hasn't been done, I also can't believe that it has gone on this long as a oversight.

Two thoughts do come to mind: First, Patriarchal Blessings are not a saving ordnance. By in large, the only "church" information stored on the member's record is the saving ordnances. Even baby blessings are not stored at the CHQ level.

Second, is an issue of "start up". While it's easy enough to add the field, the problem is getting the information. I don't know as Patriarchal Blessings were ever stored with a connection to the member's MRN. Note that the method of retrieving one's Patriarchal Blessing isn't automated, it requires someone to go find it. So there would be considerable work to bring such a field on-line and have it reasonably accurate. And then one would have to figure out the policy for situations when it is in error. (For example, the member says they got it, but the church has no record of it.)

If you want to suggest it, ask your stake president to take it up with the area authority or submit it as a feedback in the LCR application.
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Re: Patriarchal Blessing Records

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:22 pm

I like this idea.
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