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Catholic Mass at SB Mission? Tacky to go if not catholic?

Catholic Mass at SB Mission? Tacky to go if not catholic?

Dec 23rd, 2006, 06:41 AM
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re ...communion....by all means join in the communion line! When you get to the priest, cross your cheast with your hands and bow your head. You will receive a blessing. This is accepted and is easier than standing while people are trying to get by you in the pew!
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Dec 23rd, 2006, 12:14 PM
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Even if the person you encounter in the communion line is not a priest - it may be a Eucahristic Minister- you may still receive the blessing as described by Linda above. It's also what children do when they accompany their parents but have not yet celebrated their First Communion.
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Dec 23rd, 2006, 12:37 PM
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I would echo other Catholics in welcoming you to Mass.

You did not say if you came from a Christian background, but if you are, there is one thing every non-Catholic needs to know before attending a Catholic Mass.

Our version of The Lord's Prayer ends with the following: "Deliver us from Evil." Keep reciting and you'll be doing a solo.

We have lots of Protestants in our family and we've forgotten to remind them more than once. It happens.
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Dec 23rd, 2006, 03:51 PM
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By all means, go...the peach of God desends on all of us, whatever faith, if you are receptive..and it feels so late to be reminding folks that God is watching us...let us all go out into the night...this evening, look up, and be reminded that we do neither own, nor run the Universe, and then let's all hold hands.
 
Dec 23rd, 2006, 04:48 PM
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The "peach" of God de-sends on all of us . . .

Lord, I hope not!
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Dec 23rd, 2006, 05:16 PM
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Sorry Kswl: got fat fingers, and my glasses are all steamed up....Meant PEACE. And Peace to you.
 
Dec 23rd, 2006, 05:22 PM
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ps. Please come to my church..by all means. We are all one. My Grandparents were Jewish and Lutheran and Mormon, DH and I are Catholic, many of our family are Protestant, we have lovely friends who are Muslim. I believe, with all my heart, tht God is Non denominational..
 
Dec 23rd, 2006, 07:42 PM
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Just teasing, Samting. Here in Georgia peach country, people would agree with that sentiment
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Dec 24th, 2006, 06:49 AM
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The peach of God, tee hee. I really needed the laugh!
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Dec 24th, 2006, 08:34 AM
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AZ please write again and tell us how it went!
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Dec 24th, 2006, 08:41 AM
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Orange you glad Christmas lime is here? Peachy!
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Dec 25th, 2006, 08:20 AM
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In other words, "Is it tacky to worship God?" No.
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Dec 27th, 2006, 06:42 PM
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Thanks everyone for your thoughtful responses! I will post a full SB trip report...but since someone asked in the meantime...

We attended the 5pm Christmas Eve Mass--got there around 4pm, saw a sunset and enjoyed seeing the live manger (sheep and burritos) were welcomed in around 4:30pm. Glad we got there early because I am 8months pregnant, and it was nice to have a seat in a pew with DH. One unexpected thing was everyone was so genuinely happy to see a pregnant "another Mary" (quoting the parish priest) there and was so congratulatory--it really warmed my heart--especially after the struggles that we have had to make it this far for a first child.

Mass was beautiful, music was fabulous, we declined communion and we sat while others were kneeling on the kneel bar. But we stood and sang and responded where we knew and felt appropriate (coming from a Methodist background). I thought it was a wonderful, Christmas-y, warm evening and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Dec 27th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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Beautiful AZWildcat, and blessing to you and your husband and your soon to be born baby. Blessings and wishes that you will all have a wonderful and joyful life.
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Jan 4th, 2007, 09:38 PM
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AZWildcat - you made me laugh! "Sheep and burritos" at the live manger? I just sat here imagining that and it put a smile on my face.

(I'm taking an educated guess that you meant burros.)
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Jan 4th, 2007, 10:54 PM
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Citylghts what you wrote about Eastern rite churches made me finally look up information on the Byzantine Catholic church that I grew up with. It was this one:
http://www.archeparchy.org

I think (not sure) that you are not quite right in saying that Eastern rite churches are part of the Western church. They are not part of the Roman Catholic church. They are distinct and autonomous "sui iuris", with "equal dignity". The old priest did the long mass on Sunday in Russian. None of us would say we were Roman Catholic, but I did know that it was ok to take communion when I went to Notre Dame in Paris.

Anyway, thanks for the inspiration to look this up.
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Jan 5th, 2007, 05:58 AM
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Sheep and burritos? Maybe they are tiny little burros?
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Jan 5th, 2007, 06:03 AM
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maybe the sheep were caught snacking! LOL.
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Jan 5th, 2007, 10:37 AM
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I have really enjoyed this post. I think AZ's story was nice esp since she was pregnant. Also-- the burrito line made me laugh.
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Jan 5th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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I think that burritos (the food kind) gets it name from little burros (the animal kind) being a burrito.

Thanks for the nice Christmas Mass report.
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