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Old Apr 29, '05, 8:42 pm
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Is it appropriate to wear jeans to Mass?
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Old Apr 29, '05, 8:45 pm
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We Filipinos are surprisingly casual when going to Mass, so we do wear jeans most of the time. As long as it does not border on the tasteless, I don't see why not.
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Old Apr 29, '05, 8:48 pm
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As someone who always wears at least a dress shirt and sport jacket (with the occasional tie), I'd have to say "No". However, even jeans are better than some of the shorts and totally inappropriate t-shirts I've seen people wearing to church on occasion.

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Old Apr 29, '05, 8:54 pm
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I think out of respect for Jesus, I try not to wear them. If we truly believe that Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament and that he truly appears during the Consecration at Mass, I think we should dress modestly and respectfully. Jeans seem very casual to me.

Let's give credit where credit is due, Protestants do a better job of wearing their "sunday best" to church...and they don't even receive Jesus in the Eucharist like we do.

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For some people dressing up is jeans What is offensive to me is some of the styles being worn by the young women When you belly button is showing and your thong is exposed and if your shirt is any more low cutyour chest would jump out That is offensive as well as the dresses that you have to sit down very,very carefully in The teenage boys are distracted I know two of mine are teens,really it distract every one
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Old Apr 29, '05, 9:28 pm
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I think when the girls' thongs are quite peaking out, that's more than scandalous when one is at the Lord's Supper. We do need to remind the youth that one can be casual and still be tasteful when at Mass.
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Old Apr 29, '05, 9:39 pm
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I believe so...I always wear a suit most of the time...at the very least I wear khaki slacks, a dress shirt, and a jacket...my philosophy is that people dress up for work or job interviews...why do people feel the need to dress up more for that, than for God???? I always dress reverently and I expect others to also...but there are people that have monetary problems which do not permit them to have suits, etc...but they should always dress to the best of their abilities.
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Old Apr 29, '05, 10:34 pm
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I, too, would rather where a suit than anything. I believe in dressing up to receive the Lord. What I do not believe, though, is imposing my own devotion in this matter on anyone else.
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Old Apr 29, '05, 10:44 pm
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There were too many times that jeans were expressly forbidden (school dances, athletic team road trips, and yes, the Mass ) growing up that I would even consider wearing them to Mass today.
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Old Apr 29, '05, 10:46 pm
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I am still bringing my children, although some are older and moved out. So, to set an example, and to stress that this is different that going out to a ball game or for pizza, I have them dress up a little. I say it is one hour a week and it is out of respect for God. I will say that a few times we have worn jeans due to timing problems. For me it is part of educating my child. I think that when we go out to play we wear old clothes or play clothes. When we go to school we wear dress code. If we go to a job interview we wear a suit. If we go to a wedding we wear our Sunday best- our church clothes!

However, I don't look down upon someone who comes in jeans. I think we all need to do what is best for our families. We are all in different circumstances. I do believe God knows what is in our hearts, so if it is not meant in offense it won't be taken as an offense.

I do think that when we get to church we have to concentrate on prayer and praising God, and not looking around and deciding who has what on , and who is there, etc.
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I think out of respect for Jesus, I try not to wear them. If we truly believe that Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament and that he truly appears during the Consecration at Mass, I think we should dress modestly and respectfully. Jeans seem very casual to me.

Let's give credit where credit is due, Protestants do a better job of wearing their "sunday best" to church...and they don't even receive Jesus in the Eucharist like we do.

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Many Catholics never seemed to recover from the shoddy attire born from the guitar Masses of the early 1970's...
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I don't have many nice pants so usually I'll wear my jeans but dress then up with nice black boots and a nice black sweater. Or I'll wear my jean skirt with a sweater and flats.
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Jeans? Preferrably not. Having said that, there are times when it is understandable (on travel, other reasons, etc.).

My family was traveling in Vancouver, WA last year, and we dropped in to a crowded Vigil mass Saturday evening. With summertime in full swing, a part of the Homily talked to appropriate attire, and we were on the casual, but modest, side (jeans, if I remember right).

Considering that some (may I go as far as many?) "Catholics" consider travel or vacation as a "free pass" to skip thy Sunday obligation (I was there once, and I'm sure I wasn't alone in this thinking), I didn't feel out of place, just slightly dressed-down.

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PS, I had to like Holy Thursday Mass. As an RCIA sponsor I got to get my feet washed with 11 others (cantidates/catechumens/sponsors). Which means, Birkenstocks and no socks. One day only!
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For some people dressing up is jeans What is offensive to me is some of the styles being worn by the young women When you belly button is showing and your thong is exposed and if your shirt is any more low cutyour chest would jump out That is offensive as well as the dresses that you have to sit down very,very carefully in The teenage boys are distracted I know two of mine are teens,really it distract every one
I agree here, this is really the problem, not simply wearing jeans, but what people have turned "fashion" into.
Same thing goes with dresses, when you say someone is wearing a "dress" that makes you think the body is covered, in actuality more of the body is exposed in most so called "dresses", infact they are more un"dressed".
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