I guess this is probably just going to be a vent thread, because if there were a magic solution to the problem we wouldn't have the problem.
Being late: Many, myself included, have made time errors, or had to wait for the elderly person we gave a ride to who moves slowly, that sort of thing.
Leaving early: Plane to catch? Sudden sickness? :shrug:
This morning there were people coming in clear into the homily. Father has talked till he's blue in the face :rolleyes: and there's just no getting through to these people. Also it is upsetting when the Johnny and Janey Come Latelys and their little Lately children come right down the middle aisle (round church) - there's no way he can miss seeing them.
People just don't get it. Like I've heard somewhere, many people work hard to avoid missing the beginning or ending of a movie or ball game. But for their Lord and Savior Who died on the Cross for their souls, Who gives His Precious Body and Blood in the Eucharist - :confused: What's up?
Should a parish post a sign on the outside of the door "Mass begins at (time) - if you are late, please consider attending another Mass at (list of parishes with later Mass times)"? And a sign on the inside door "Judas Left Mass Early?" :mad: