I’m a catechist for a fantastic group of 10th graders. After I kicked out one clown who was causing trouble, my class has gelled and it’s been wonderful to guide them and teach them. I think the world of each of them.
So last night, one of my students brought a friend to class! I find out that this girl is from a Baptist background, and has been attending Mass with my student for several times already.
But when we went to Mass as a class, I was very surprised to see this girl process to receive Holy Eucharist. I gently asked her about it immediately after Mass, and my student said her father asked our Priest, and the Priest told him it was okay if this friend received Holy Eucharist. :eek:
Now, it could be that our Priest didn’t know this friend was Baptist, but when I questioned our Priest about it, he said he never talked to either my student or her father about this friend.
So, someone’s lying to me.
I should also add that while I was talking to my student and her friend about this, and why it was so important, my Priest basically showed us the door and insisted we attend a fundraiser talk that was going on the gym at that moment. I e-mailed my Priest as soon as I got home, wanting to discuss this in person with him–not only about my student/her friend/Holy Eucharist, but also how pushy he was in showing us out of the sanctuary–but he refused. So, it appears I’m on my own.
I will most definitely confront my Priest about this at some point–both about the Holy Eucharist situation and his brusqueness–but I welcome your thoughts as to how I should handle this.