I have started attending a gorgeous church which is less than a mile from my home. It’s almost brand new…just over a year old. It’s gigantic. The main chapel seats at least 800 people. Has pews, etc. However the attached smaller chapel where Daily Mass is celebrated is obviously a much smaller chapel…but it only has folding chairs. No kneelers. No Pews. When you kneel you have to physically put your knees on the tile floor. There are a lot of elderly people who attend Daily Mass and they are not able to “kneel” to pray. It’s hard for me to kneel and I’m only 44! Only about 1/3 of the people kneel. It’s very disheartening. The smaller chapel does have a huge Altar and a GIGANTIC Crucifix hanging above the Altar and they are breathtaking. I am so thankful that Daily Mass is available twice a day every day. It’s all so beautiful except for the folding chairs.
It’s really sad. It’s a multi million dollar church but apparently pews and kneelers were not budgeted for the Daily Mass chapel. Why not celebrate Daily Mass in the main Chapel? Am I just being too picky and too critical? :o