Here’s a problem:
I didn’t go to Mass today either. However, not because I’m too sick (I went last Sunday when sick, and probably shouldn’t have…), but because on the way from my parent’s house (where I stayed last night), the parish church I stopped at didn’t have a sign posting Mass times (I would have attended Mass in Spanish, if available, as it was almost 2 PM, and here in the Archdiocese of Atlanta most “Mass in Spanish” times are between 1:30 and 2:30, and I’ve attended many times in the past).
ANYWAY, I didn’t go to Mass today because I figured I made an effort to go this afternoon, but didn’t make an “extra effort” to attend either a “Life Teen” Mass (…shudder…) or the Spanish or Portuguese Mass offered at two different nearby parishes at 7 PM…nothing anyone says here will prevent me from mentioning this to a priest at confession…I just want to throw this out here for “fodder”.
By the way, yes, I’m a new poster, but a long time reader…If any other fellow members of the Archdiocese of Atlanta are out there, I’m a member of Saint Jude Parish in Sandy Springs, and my parents live way out in west Cobb, about an hour away…I tried stopping by Saint Joseph’s in Marietta by Kennestone Hospital, but they had no sign - my parents recommended it after I left their house too late to make it to my own parish church for either 11:30 Mass in English or 2:00 Mass in Spanish…come to find out, Saint Joseph’s has Mass in Spanish at 2:30, I was almost an hour early, but had no idea…I suppose I could have went inside and asked someone, which further contributes to my guilty feeling of missing Mass today…
I’ll shut up now.