I saw a post today wherein the apologist answered a question about singing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus at Christmas mass. The apologist said that doing this was not allowed liturgically, which I can understand. But what about outside of mass?
Every summer I throw a party in June for the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, which is traditional in many Catholic countries around the Mediterranean and I’ve brought it here to America. At the end of the evening I serve a special pastry which is known as a “St. John’s Cake”, because you only eat it on St. John’s birthday. I have our local parish priest give a short reflection on St. John the Baptist, and then I serve the cake with candles in it, and we all sing happy birthday to St. John. Is this somehow wrong?