Before I begin, I do admit. This post is somewhat for me to vent off to fellow Catholics about this situation. But I really want your opinions on whether or not I made a good opinion or not.
I am in high school, a freshman, and I am on the golf team. I altar serve the Sunday Mass, Daily Mass when I can, and Benediction.
About a week ago, I signed up to serve Holy Thursday and the Easter Vigil as the thurifer for those two masses.
However, I am on the golf team and one of our tournaments is Thursday after school which last until dark. And I have to be at the Church by 6 for training.
There are 5 people on our team and their needs to be at least 4 to play on the tournament. Well 2 others have already said they would not be able to do it, and I cannot because of this.
I knew about the tournament for about a month, but I never really took in the date because I assumed at the time that Easter would be in April, so I avoided early April tournaments, but this year, its the end of March… I wish I had known this.
I told my coach that I wouldn’t be able do to the tournament because I signed up for a very important Catholic holiday. To make a long story short, she got mad and told me that I made the boys team forfeit the match… however, 2 have already backed out and it takes 4 to match… so I am not the first one to say no, I can’t do it… but yes, I am apart of the cause.
I wish they had moved the date… It has got to me all day and I am very sad over it. I cannot miss Holy Thursday because I told Father I would be there and I am the only trained thurifer they have, and they need me.
At the end of mine and my coaches conversation, she did realize what I did was better than some who would just blow off the match, I told her in advance and she stated that “I did what I had to do.” … I repeated over and over that I was sorry.
What are your opinions?