Hopefully, fewer parishes each year are playing with unacceptable and silly innovations.
On a recent Catholic Answers Live segment Jimmy Akin called this kind of new practice a “stupid” idea, if I remember correctly. I agree. Though we are to deprive ourselves of certain things during Lent, the Sacraments and sacramentals are not one of them.
We may set aside chocolate and soft drinks, but sacramentals, no. Sorry!
For more on this matter you can read here and here. If you suffer from this silly practicd, you may want to update your priest.