Someone took issue with my homily for World Marriage Day, and noted in the comments:
All well and good, Deacon, but when will the Church celebrate World Single Day? Makes me not want to go to Mass tomorrow ’cause I’ll have to hear about the vocation to marriage – fun times – *eyeroll*
Am saddened and frustrated when there are blessings for married people, the moms the dads, the veterans, the sick and us single people get shafted. (Then I feel guilty for begrudging these lovely people their blessing)
The worst slap in the face ever? The Parish Valentine’s Dinner for Married Couples. I was asked to help serve dinner. Yeah, that’s how I want to spend Valentine’s Evening – single me serving dinner to married people.
Now I’ll try to beat down the Green Monster of Jealousy again. There we go Deacon – when’s my day?
I gotta say: the reader raises a good point. The Church doesn’t do nearly enough to minister to those whose vocation is the single life. I’ve heard from a number of people who feel left out and excluded from a lot of parish events that are geared primarily toward families.
(For my part, I’ve recently become the moderator for my parish’s Single Adults group. Maybe I can see what we can do about that…)