Can a lay person expose the Blessed Sacrament?

Question:

Father,

Can an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist expose the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration for one hour a week since we have no priest in our parish except on some Sundays? A priest has given us permission to do this.

Answer:

No,

A lay person can close the service by returning the Blessed Sacrament to the tabernacle, but they do not have the permission of the church to expose the Blessed Sacrament.

God Bless,

Fr. Ray