I have noticed something that is very disturbing to me going on at my parish lately. Our church has a chapel for the Blessed Sacrament off to one side away from the altar (which is bad enough IMHO), and people are now using this chapel as a cry room! People are in their during Mass letting their children crawl and run around while the parents sit there and visit . . . during Mass! I always try to go to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for a short time after Mass to make my thanksgiving. I come in and kneel down reverently to pray . . . and these people just keep right on talking in a normal tone of voice and keep right on letting their children have the run of the chapel! Am I invisible, or what? :mad:
I know that Jesus said that the little children should be able to come to Him, but in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel? And if they are allowed there, couldn’t they be taught–at least the little bit older ones–to try, at least TRY to be aware of the people in there who are trying to pray!?! Not to mention the adults who are laughing and talking as if they were in some kind of restaurant or something.
I could bring this up to the priests at our parish, but I know what they would say, “Well, at least they’re here . . .” It’s the same if you say anything about people who are improperly dressed for Mass (very low cut blouses, short shorts, etc.) “Well, at least there here . . .” :shrug: