Etiquette Question for Holy Thursday

I have a question about what is appropriate to do at Holy Thursday Mass. When everyone gets up and washes each other’s feet, with an invitation to every single parishioner to have their feet washed as well as do the washing for others, what should our family do? Do we participate at all? Do we…

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Sticker Shock!

I went out to drive Little Girl to dance class last night, and as I passed the gas station, I noticed that the price had gone from $3.05 (on Saturday) to $3.15!!! For the CHEAP stuff! As Phil Rizzuto would say: Holy cow! I really, really want to sell our van. Anyone want a really…

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"SCAP" and the Great, Big Priest Shortage

I won’t say anything more about this subject to anyone at my parish, but it’s being talked about that we might wind up (probably will wind up, that is) clustering with another parish or two. And in discussing that process, it’s been said that having a “SCAP” would fulfill our Sunday obligation. I mentioned in…

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How Not to be a Success

I can’t help but feel that I messed up big time by writing to the bishop. I find out that he doesn’t like it when people write to complain about parish ongoings, and since I’d already done that, I am probably not on his “good parishioner” list now. Then in the fallout, I get resistance…

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To Whom Shall We Go?

Tonight I learned that my bishop said once (a friend heard this with her own ears) that he hates little more than when people write to him to complain about their priests. He wants people to deal with it within the parish. To whom do we write, then, when something serious happens and we cannot…

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