I don’t know where to put this, I thought this might be the best section?
Lately, my husband and I have been noticing at this new parish we are attending, that adults, not kids, will be walking in and out of mass…going to the rest room…getting drinks of water. If you sit close enough to the front door, you can see people roaming around, in and out…in and out. I mean…are they looking for a concession stand? Seriously. It is beyond rude, and during the last mass, the priest’s concentration was actually broken and he looked at the door with confusion, as to why there was so much noise and commotion. If you have small children, and you need to walk out of mass, that is a given. If you are elderly, and perhaps need to use the restroom a lot, understandable. But, I have been seeing many people getting up, walking in and out…standing in the back talking to someone they know–DURING MASS–loud enough for people to hear–and then strolling back to their seat. There is no carpeting, so you hear click clack of their shoes.
C’mon. This isn’t a night at the movies. And, frankly, I have seen more polite behavior AT THE MOVIES.
So, I took my kids to mass last night…the Sunday vigil mass…and it was soooooo different. None of that went on. So, our conclusion is that this must be something that only goes on on Sundays?
Anyways…just wanted to vent. Sorry, but I feel like something should be done. But what? I just wonder where the respect of the holy mass has gone to?