I told my teenage kids that I want us to attend Easter Services as a family and I want to take them to mass. They will get to see where I have been going all these Sundays.
They protested that they don’t want to go to some “boring Catholic church”. They also strongly stated, “We’re not Catholic”! Now, keep in mind, they are never enthusiastic about the protestant church either.
However, since I don’t want them to go to the Protestant church alone as if they are parent-less and since I want to attend mass, I am choosing to take them to mass with me. I bribed them with dinner at a restaurant afterwards.
I also gave them the option of us attending the 9 AM protestant service and then going to mass. They chose, what in their eyes, is the lesser of two evils. They reluctantly and with much eye rolling, chose to go to the mass.
So the question is, should I take them to a very reverent OF or a TLM?
Which one do you think would make the most positive impression on them?