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Most/least fav parts of Mass?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by bill5, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. MikeK

    MikeK Traditionalist Catholic

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    Agree 100%, that is a huge pet peeve of mine. I wish Priests would save the
    "And let's give a round of applause to Wolseley for donating his time to fix the organ" until immediately after the the dismissal. I would take no issue with a "The Mass has ended, go in peace to love and serve the Lord...after we clap for Wolseley, who fixed the organ at no cost to us!" The points at which the liturgy begins and ends are clear. As far as I'm concerned, anywhere outside of those points, including immediately outside of them, anything goes. Inside of them, hands off!
     
  2. AMDG

    AMDG Tenderized for Christ

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    Agree.

    And I really dislike it when we are told to applaud in welcome for the guest, parishioner couple, teen, et. al. that is about to "say a few words to us" about whatever (Catholic Charities, full tithing as a couple, a trip to Mexico with the CYO, etc.) in place of the homily and then to "give them another round of applause" afterward.
     
  3. Azureknight 773

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    Most:
    - Almost all especially the Readings, Our Father and Communion parts the most.
    but the

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    The silence in between.


     
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  4. bill5

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    It isn't about getting sick. Just the idea of it turns me off. For ex. if you were drinking something and I - being not at all sick - took it and spit in it and handed it back to you, would you drink it? I know not that same thing but the concept is the same, just a question of degree. I guess point being I try to rush to the front of the line. :)


    Glad to find a few others who agree with this. Just happened last week (baptism). This isn't a rock concert. Guess I'm kind of more traditional that way. I do not applaud in church or agree on doing it at all.
     
  5. epiclesis

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    Gosh, me too.

    These days, I always have a kid in my arms anyway, so it wouldn't even be an option if I wanted to.
     
  6. MikeK

    MikeK Traditionalist Catholic

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    The resulting "thud" might add something to the festive clamour if you did. You selfish.
     
  7. Wolseley

    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

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    Another thing that used to irk me (although I haven't been to a parish that's done this for quite a few years now) was when there was a baptism or something of the sort going on up front, and the priest would say, "And now I'd like to ask everyone to raise their right hands in blessing...."

    I never did that. I looked around the first time I ever saw this done, and it looked way to much like this to me:

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    It gave me a chill, it did. :(
     
  8. AMDG

    AMDG Tenderized for Christ

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    Gee thanks. Our priest does that frequently, but now I'll never again be able to hear that without thinking of this.
     
  9. truthHurts77

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    i totally agree... and probably couldn't have foiund better words to say it... out of place

    i HATE it..

    i have seen some parishioner or other (more than one) be super friendly to people he knows (or she knows) and then icy toward someone who ... uh... well God knows...

    the middle of the Holy Mass is NOT the time for socializing...

    and that is what it always ends up being...

    i refuse to take part... sometimes i even... you know.. suddenly have to go to the restroom to blow my nose...
     
  10. truthHurts77

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    favorite part, other than receiving Jesus, is probably the part where we make our prayer requests...
     
  11. Wolseley

    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

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    Sorry. :(

    I'll admit, it's fairly restrained at our parish, but I have been places where it looked like the early stages of a cocktail party----people wandering up and down the aisles, slapping people of the back, pumping hands like a politician running for re-election....even the priest in some case was walking up and down the nave shaking hands. The inside of the church sounded like a hive full of disturbed hornets.

    It really didn't do much for your concentration on the sacred, that's for sure.
     
  12. Rebekka

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    Hm, where I live the sign of peace is just shaking the hands of the parishioners in front of you and behind you (if you want to - it is OK to do nothing), no big deal, and I like it. The person who was singing so loud behind you all the time then suddenly gets a face, which makes him/her less annoying (or not at all annoying anymore). The sign of peace makes it easier for me to focus on what mass is actually about - funny to see that it has the opposite effect on most of you here. But then again, cocktail parties are an American invention. :D
     
  13. Swoosh

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    I think the reason many people dislike the sign of peace is because it detracts from the focus on our Lord and can turn Holy Mass into the Sunday social.

    What's worse is that I went to an Ordinary Form Christmas Mass several years ago where the priest stopped Mass and instructed everyone to sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus. :(
     
  14. JacktheCatholic

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    I love it all. I sometimes find myself so deeply involved that I feel lighter and more serene. I pray with my attention on the Tabernacle before the priest prays over the Gifts and then on Jesus afterwards. From beginning to end it is awesome.

    Before the Mass starts I try to prepare myself for the Mass. Maybe confession. Maybe join in the Rosary prayer, or simply private prayer.

    After Mass I try to keep my promise to go out and be a witness of Christ.

    So, the Mass is a singular event for me and the whole of it is like nothing else. The time before and after are to first prepare me for my time with God and then after to prepare myself for the world that I am to evangelize to.

    The only part I do not like is leaving and having the world try to drag me down.
     
  15. bill5

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    Peace detracts from focus on the Lord? ?? Last I checked he was pretty big into peace. :)

    The happy birthday thing would be cute with kids; poor form with adults.
     
  16. Aprill

    Aprill The paths are many, the truth is ONE.

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    It distracts from the Mass. Happy Birthday is NOT appropriate during a homily. Perhaps after mass, but I'd still be upset.
     
  17. JacktheCatholic

    JacktheCatholic Praise be to Jesus Christ. Now and forever.

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  18. bill5

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    You can't be drunk? :insert Catholic joke here: ;)
     
  19. Rebekka

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    That's exactly how it is done in the churches I go to and I do like it. It does not detract from the mass. Now a bad homily (as I described earlier) does.
     
  20. JacktheCatholic

    JacktheCatholic Praise be to Jesus Christ. Now and forever.

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    The Homily should reflect the readings. There are rules regarding that as well. So, it depends on what someone considers a bad homily. To me, if it follows the rules then it is good even if it is boring. Anything else, no matter how entertaining, is bad. :)

    One of my favorite priests to hear a Homily from is Fr Ben Luedkte (spelling?). Great speaker. But, if you hear him enough you hear some of the same stuff. But even then it is nice to hear and can be fruitful.
     
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