Saturday, October 22, 2011

Can I go to mass?

Youngest the other day, after playing with buddies in the street, came home with a friend in tow.

She wanted to have her friend over for a couple of hours and after that could they please go to church.  Mass.


I guess so.

Not like they're asking if they can go to a bar or something.

Seems a bunch of their friends were doing confirmation, and that's where they were all going to be, so why not?


Judging by the comments when she returned, I don't think she's joining up anytime soon.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha. What were the comments? It's an open club, officially very forgiving. Used to include lots of smiting for bad followers, but they stopped doing that a long time ago, I think :D

Sherry said...

I remember doing that as a child. My best friend was Catholic and she invited me to Mass a few times so I went. I like the Church, I like the stained glass (much different than the Baptist Church I was attending). I didn't convert and didn't feel that something "bad" would happen...I thought how great it was to be able to experience something different. Now if only the world was like your daughter and her friends...ready to embrace someone else's religion to share in a ritual and support a friend.

Boo and Trev said...

But you and your sister did that when I was babysitting you all those summers ago. I was still a good church going Catholic then and went to Church every Sunday and you two always asked to tag along too! What comes around!

Beth said...

I remember going to mass with a friend when I was young – fascinating, but the smell of incense really bothered me. Still does – recently went to a Russian Orthodox wedding and sneezed.

oreneta said...

ElP, no, apparently they were smiting the unbelievers. Couldn't understand why they haven't seen the light and joined up with the Catholic church. A mystery it would seem.

Sherry, I remember going to mass with Catholic friends and synagog as well as some other churches, it was always interesting.

Boo and Trev, I remember going with you. It was interesting.

Beth, incense doesn't bother me that much. I went to a Ukrainian Orthodox mass. Good grief, it'll keep you in trim, getting up and down off your knees and your seat for hours. Almost calisthenic. All the action went on behind a screen though, so it was good that there were many many paintings on the walls to fill the eyes.