[quote=Shae]At the conclusion of Good Friday mass, the priest tell us there are hot cross buns for sale in the foyer, at only one dollar, proceeds to the poor.
My sister is dissillusioned at this, and tells me, this is exactly what made Jesus angry in his temple where he went to pray 2 days before his execution people selling their wares, and using the temple as a market place. Was this wrong of the catholic church I attend?
These days I feel like I say much less about what I think is wrong or right. I do understand how your sister might have felt though. Good Friday is such a solemn day and to have an interuption of any kind of an announcement at the end of the service must have simply felt terrible. I think the feelings that were aroused in your sister had everything to do with the stark contrast in thoughts in her heart and mind when the interuption was made. Perhaps Jesus was angry in part because he went to the temple to pray and was disturbed by the interruption of business dealings. Jesus is Divine but he is also human. He understands exactly how we feel.
These days I am very annoyed by the number of announcements at the end of Mass on any given Sunday. They have become too lengthy and frankly I don’t want to hear it. Isn’t that what bulletins are for? In the ‘old days’ we never had to tolerate such nasty business. Business it is.
I believe the GIRM permits announcements but they are to be kept to a minimum.
What is minimum for me? No announcements.
What is minimum for the next guy? Perhaps several pages.