Altar Boys Make a Difference

Visitor from New Jersey at Our Lady of the Rosary says today, “Father, I just want to day that this is the first time in many, many years that I have actually enjoyed going to Mass. The parishes I go to up North, they put as many people as possible into the procession. The music is all kind of happy stuff all the time like the priest wants to entertain us. It’s like they never ever mention God. I mean, they do, but it seems like they don’t. Your mass was beautiful. And you had altar boys! I haven’t seen altar boys for years! And they are so well trained and beautiful to watch. The homily was really interesting and it was, well, just reverent and for the first time in I don’t know how long it was, but well, like for the first time in years I felt like I was at church!”

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03348286085031953499 The Catholic Gift Shop

    Our parish recently removed everyone from the procession expect for the priest, deacons and altar serves. I think having too many people in the procession (readers, EM's) being part of the procession made it kind of like a parade. I like the photo with the Altar Servers who look so happy to be there!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06407349749045900365 Andre

    I am new to the faith (actually a revert) and the parish I plan on joining has altar girls. They also wear all white instead of the white/black. Is it the discretion of the individual parish whether to include altar girls?


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