Jinxed in Church? 3 x a Charm!!

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Jinxed in Church? 3 x a Charm!!
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Mon, 01-26-2009 - 5:39pm

OK, I meant to get on here and post this yesterday, but didn't have an opportunity. . .

I have no idea what it was with us and Mass yesterday, but we were a collective walking disaster from the time we entered the pew!!

First of all, during the reading of St Paul, Jenna put her feet up on the rack that holds the missalettes and music books. I guess the rack must have been loose, and it came undone on one end, dumping all the books. It was, effectively, broken. Now Jenna weighs about 35 pounds, and her legs aren't that strong, so I can only hope that she wasn't the one to actually break it and that it was already loose. She should know better than to put her feet up like that, but she is only 5, after all. Fortunately, my DH was able to hook it back in so it wasn't hanging, but we moved the books to another rack and notified the usher at the end of Mass as to what had happened so they can fix it.

Next, during the homily, my DH had a sneezing fit. He and I and Justin have all had colds, but he didn't just sneeze *once or twice*. He literally sneezed about 10 x in close succession, and let me tell you---my husband does NOT sneeze quietly!! LOL! I handed him a tissue from my purse, but that didn't help, and he finally excused himself until he stopped sneezing. In doing that, of course, he had to slide by everyone else down the line in the long pew, thus disturbing them. I have no idea if he had some kind of allergic reaction or what, but it doesn't matter. That many sneezes, during THE HOMILY, no less, is extremely disruptive! Thank goodness he excused himself! But I could feel many eyes on us just the same (Including the priests's. Although he kept right on talking).

Then the final straw came during the Collection. In our parish, the pews are so long, that round collection baskets are passed from hand-to-hand, and picked up at the end of the line by the person collecting. My kids like to take turns putting the envelope in the collection plate, and yesterday it was Matthew's turn. He was sitting to my right. We've never had an issue before, but yesterday he put the envelope in---thus holding the basket with his left hand---and as I grabbed the basket, he let go too soon, and the entire FULL basket crashed to the floor, envelopes and monetary bills flowing out under our pew and the pew in front of us. It took a moment for me, my DH and Matthew to gather everything up. Meanwhile, the person collecting the basket is waiting patiently at the end of the pew.

I walked out of church wondering what stroke of bad luck had hit us as we walked through the door. We were a regular circus act! And three different incidences, any of which could have been disruptive and humiliating on its own on any given Sunday!!

I guess it was three for the Trinity! Maybe we're blessed! :)




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Registered: 05-26-2005
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 7:59pm

I know it probably wasn't in the least funny to you at the time, but I chuckled the whole time reading about it LOL!

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Mon, 01-26-2009 - 8:27pm

Would it be any help if I told you that about a year ago, our 7yo *threw up into my hands* while we were sitting in the front pew, right in front of the priest giving his homily?!

It was both horrifying and hilarious. A great story, and it still makes me laugh when I think of it, but one you wouldn't want to be able to tell firsthand!

Kelly

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Mon, 01-26-2009 - 9:00pm
Take my word on it,they'll be at least one person next week who remembers all that happened yesterday.

 

 

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Mon, 01-26-2009 - 9:49pm
OMG!
 

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Mon, 01-26-2009 - 10:37pm

You wouldn't think that much could happen in an hour!

 


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Tue, 01-27-2009 - 9:39am
Oh no!


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Tue, 01-27-2009 - 12:24pm

Omg Sofia ~ you had me rofl! Just the way you wrote that was so funny. Poor you! THat's alot to have happen in one mass. I would have decided I was jinxed too. At least no real harm was done and I know we've all had our moments like that although I'm not sure its all been in one mass for me, lol. Your too funny!







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Tue, 01-27-2009 - 2:10pm

How funny -- and all in one Mass! I have a church/sneezing story too. When Julia was about 2, she loved the Sign of Peace. She knew to say "Peace be with you" to everyone. So it threw her off when a woman took her hand and said, "God bless you." Julia studied her for a few seconds, and then answered, "Achoo!"


Polly

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Tue, 01-27-2009 - 5:04pm
ROFL
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Tue, 01-27-2009 - 5:11pm
Oh Sofia!
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