Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Must be doing something right...

I had thought we were so isolated in the Cairngorms that there were no Catholic Churches nearby but on the Saturday we were out on a cycle ride and passed the Church in Kingussie. Eldest boy (far from a goody-two-shoes) shouted out in genuine glee:
"Dad, we can go to Mass!"

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Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Probably the thought occurred to him that (1) he would get a rest from cycling up hills and (2) that it would be a tad warmer in the church than outside it...


(but seriously, yes, you're doing great!!)

5:05 PM  
Blogger la mamma said...

Huzzah! I can imagine if something similar happened to me, it would carry me through many months of struggling with the children at Mass. You must be thrilled, Paulinus; keep up the good work!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Agellius said...

I can't honestly say my kids enjoy mass -- maybe they do sometimes but you never hear them say so. But it does please me that they like the traditional Latin mass better than the NO.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

It just came as such a surprise when one spends most of Mass saying: "Please stop picking your nose/hitting your brother/looking at the ceiling....". We don't attend the EF but I hope to take them soon. They get much more out of the Latin OF Mass at St Pat's because it is like unto the EF.

I should perhaps say a prayer of thanksgiving for the priests I have in my parish. It is perhaps they - by sticking to the rubrics - who make the Mass something the boys want to attend.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Agellius said...

Yes, I too have attended an OF in Latin, and I must admit that it can be very good when it's well done. (Obviously, all valid masses are "very good", but I think you get my meaning.)

4:16 PM  
Blogger la mamma said...

Thought about you and my previous coment yesterday evening, Paulinus. The children were sitting down, ready to begin dinner and I was just fastening a bib when I noticed that both the twins (not quite 17 months old) were sitting with their hands clasped, ready for grace. That, I suppose, is my equivalent with younger children. Deo gratias.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...


Nice one!

12:23 PM  

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