I am in RCIA.
I am a young, married woman of the age 25. Online, I have came across beautiful chapel veils that I have been eyeing, hoping to get one someday after I become an official catholic :)
During RCIA a few days ago, I told them what I just told you - and asked if that was okay. I was told that wearing a chapel veil, being a young woman and a new Catholic would be grossly improper, it's outdated and it's only acceptable for older Catholic women who grew up that way to still wear it. :eek:
Now, to be fair, this particular parish is only a few years old and I live in a very Mormon area, and also I haven't ever seen anyone wear a chapel veil but I thought it was more of an old school tradition, but that it was still openly optional. I don't see why it would be "grossly improper". My heart kind of sank because deep down I was waiting to wear a veil. But oh well I guess. However, the woman who told me this grew up Catholic in NY state.:shrug:
My sponsor who is an older woman, (but went through RCIA a few years ago...she used to be Mormon) whispered to me "I've seen women wear veils on Christmas and Easter" kind of to dispell the "grossly improper" wording.
I also was told that we are strongly discouraged to not go down on our knees when taking communion. The reasoning was because it is distracting and not in uniform. However, when I've watched EWTN I've seen quite a few people receive the bread on their knees.
I don't know...I guess I'm a little disappointed. Not really about going down on my knees, but about the veil. Could it be just this church? Diocese? Or just the opinion of the woman about the chapel veils?
Any thoughts? (especially about the chapel veil). Do you think it's okay to wear a modest veil to mass? The woman who answered my question was leading the class, but not a weekly RCIA teacher.