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|Sun, 04-12-2009 - 4:31pm|
Hi! I am one of the posters from the now defunct AOL board. I've been lurking, and would like to join if you'll have me. I'm a Catholic, converted in 1992 from the Methodist faith. I like to say God called me to the Catholic faith, and gave me a husband as well. My dh is a cradle Catholic, and gently introduced me to the faith when I met him.
My main reason to post is the Mass today. It was beautiful, I must say, just kind of strange. First of all, a dear friend of ours, Mr. Tom, was back at church. We had not seen him for almost a year; he had a massive heart attack last summer. He looks weaker, but is still Mr. Tom. It was so nice to see him again!
The church was packed, and we had to stand in the vestibule. They have a screen up so we can still see what is going on at the altar. Anyway, it was time for the Eucharistic ministers to go up, and I found my way to the altar. Then when Father handed out the vessels, he didn't have one for me. It was really awkward. We had the same number as usual, so I guess he just made a mistake. I quietly bowed out after receiving.
Then the people in the vestibule lined up for Communion. There were a couple of families with little girls in fancy Easter dresses. The dads hoisted the girls on their shoulders, and other family members commenced taking pictures and cutting up. They were just at the doors leading from the vestibule into the sanctuary. I don't know, maybe I'm just old and stuff, but it struck me as inappropriate at that time.
Please pray for my dd's dear friend Morgan, she is in the hospital recovering from an appendectomy. Poor kid. Thanks so much!
Sorry I wrote a book, I'll try to rein in my typers in the future.