Good quote. We don’t have a lot of people leaving right after the Eucharist, but the stampede after the final blessing is atrocious. I stand, hands folded, facing forward until the Priest genuflects and leaves the Sanctuary. I’ve had people look at me strangely for doing this, too.
Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest. It’s not for shopping or doing major chores around the house. I try to do what I need to to live - a little cooking, maybe iron a shirt for work on Monday. Otherwise, I will read a spiritual book of some sort, go for long walks and think or call my far scattered family and friends on the telephone just to say “Hi”. Maybe it’s easier for me since I’m single with no children, but God only asks an hour a week of us.
“Can you not watch with me for one hour?”
[quote=agname]Has anyone noticed this problem? Individuals will receive the Eucharist…and then leave Mass early? Is five minutes really that vital?
I changed several individuals minds about leaving early when I asked them…“Do you know who left the Last Supper early?” “Judas.”