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|Mon, 06-16-2003 - 12:12pm|
My husband and I usually sit there with our 4-mo.-old ds. I'd rather sit in the sanctuary and leave if he gets noisy, but by then there wouldn't be any seats in the narthex left. To make a long story somewhat short, there are other adults *without* children who sit or stand in the narthex, presumably so they can carry on conversations during Mass. They treat it like a social hall. After listening to two men talk throughout the homily Saturday night, I'd had my fill. I went to them and said, "Most of us who sit back here do so so our kids won't disturb other people, and we'd appreciate the same courtesy." They reacted pretty well and didn't make another peep.
Did I do the right thing? Should I have kept my mouth shut? Said something different? Should I bring it up with the pastor, since it's an ongoing problem?
For what it's worth, our church does have a nursery, but they don't take babies as young as our ds.