Happy Easter, everyone!
I hope no one else here had to suffer through anything like what I did at Mass this morning. I am so sick at heart, I felt I had to say something about this.
In the pew behind me at Mass this morning sat a group of young people of both sexes, I assume college students. (My church is across the street from a large university, and there were a LOT of young people at Mass today I’ve never seen before.) These young people, but one young man in particular, were talking very loudly before Mass started and the loudmouthed one continued to talk throughout the Mass. I heard him brag that he had not been to confession since his First Communion, he told one of the other young people (who I assume was not Catholic) that “the wine tastes kind of bad” and that the Mass was “really boring.” He also asked where all these girls were that he had never seen before, that obviously they weren’t at Mass the rest of the Sundays of the year because they “were out sinning.” When the processional hymn started, he said loudly, “Should I sing?” and then proceeded to sing “Alleluia” very loudly and off-key. He mocked the priest throughout the Mass (even during the Consecration!) and then - every last one of them in the pew got up and went to Communion!
I am absolutely sick at heart. I would expect such boorish behavior from atheists, but coming from someone supposedly raised Catholic, it was unbearable. I tried praying for those people, but I really feel like it ruined my Easter and I waffle between feeling angry and very, very sad.
Has anyone else experienced anything so awful at Mass? I sure hope not!