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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?

Jan 5th, 2007, 11:22 AM
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LOL! Okay, in my obviously limited spanish, I thought that "burrito" meant "little burro", which is what these were! DH tells me that the Mexican-American guys he works with just shake their heads when we talk about eating a burrito...because that is an American thing, not a Mexican food.

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Jan 5th, 2007, 11:30 AM
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it does mean little burro. ito at the end of a word means a little male.....
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Jan 5th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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I knew that "ito" meant little at the end of a word, but I hadn't heard about "little burros" (other than as baby burros) before and automatically saw "burritos" in the manger. I guess I learned something while I had a smile on my face.
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 05:28 PM
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My Catholic girlfriend is dragging me to that midnight mass. So I guess I will see you there. I think I'll wander over to the sheep and eat a buritto

Seriously, if you think it is going to be too packed to get inside, you might want to also consider going to Our Lady of Mount Carmel over in Montecito. They are holding their Midnight mass at 2100h (3 hours early).

It is a pretty awesome looking church, more SW style than the Old Mission. You can't go wrong with either one.

Their website is www.olmc-montecito.com. You can look on the net for photos of it.
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 07:03 PM
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Well, not to hijack, BUT: would guests be welcome at a synogogue, or mosque? I know LDS is off limits if it's a temple ceremony, but what about other places of worship if someone's getting married, for example, and you aren't a member of the religion? I'm very curious, and would like the experience of other houses of worship. (Except maybe a druid grove, unless it's a warm evening...)
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 11:25 PM
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I was reading along this post and then I saw my name and I was like "wha?" Then I saw this was from last Christmas!! I guess I didn't see AZWildcat's report but the burrito comment was hilarious! Glad it turned out so well. Whatcha doing this year now that you have a little one?
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Dec 24th, 2007, 06:28 AM
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I'm still thinking about the words "fun" and "Catholic Mass" being used in the same sentence!
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Dec 24th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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It might be as well to check with either the curch or the hotel where you will be staying in terms of crowds. Some parishes are very busy (my mother's parish has 7 masses every Sunday) so the Christmas Eve mass is akways standing room only.
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Dec 24th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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"I'm very curious, and would like the experience of other houses of worship."

As long as you are respectful of that faith's traditions, I don't see a problem. You shouldn't sit and gawk, but instead try to participate. If you go to a Mosque, you should be prepared for the possibility you would be sitting in sex-segregated areas and expect to pray.
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