Forgive me for being proud of my parish. The following was part of our parish bulletin and I think it is so awesome I just had to share.
You are invited…
To the banquet of Our Lord
**Place: **xxxxxxx (our church’s name)
**Time: **xxxxxxx (Mass times)
**Date: **Every weekend
Proper attire requested
There will be time for private conversation (prayer) with our host (Jesus) and with the other invited guests (responses, Sign of Peace), singing and a light meal (the Holy Eucharist).
In light of this special invitation we all receive from Our Lord, we are reminded that proper banquet etiquette is expected. We are expected to respond to our host when spoken to, to join in the singing, partake of the meal, and show respect for our host. If you were invited to a banquet hosted by the President of the United States or the Queen of England, what would you wear? Doesn’t Jesus deserve as much respect?
Points to remember:
*]Wait until the Tabernacle closes before you sit down after Communion.
*]Bow your head before the person before you is receiving Communion,
*]Resond “Amen” when the preist of Eucharistic Minister says “The Body of Christ” or “The Blood of Christ”.
*]Please be as quiet as possible when putting the kneelers up and down.
*]Try to maintain a respectful silence before and after Mass.[/LIST]