What do you wear to mass?


#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24GqZHFe0KU

Do you believe that we should dress formally for Mass or does this not matter much to you? I found the above video interesting.


#2

I don’t wear a suit and tie - even our ushers don’t dress that well for Mass. We are a beach community, and people dress casually. I typically wear a polo shirt or collared short-sleeve shirt with slacks, not jeans, but that’s my choice - it’s about as dressed up as I ever get. Others come in shorts and sandals, but I am not offended, and I hope God is not either.
I know I’ve just stepped into the minefield, as some people have very strong opinions about clothing at Mass. I can certainly respect that.


#3

I dress the way I would if I were going to a family dinner. Which, essentially, I am.


#4

I suppose it is more about where the Church actually is.


#5

I wear neat, clean clothing suitable for the particular occasion, my day, and the weather.

I do not believe in dressing a particular way (other than neat, clean, and modest) as a way to “show respect”. If that were the case, we should be coming to Mass in a uniform and everyone attending Mass should either buy one or if too poor, be issued one.


#6

I go to Daily Mass straight from work, which means that today I’ll get there in the same togs I biked to work in; shorts and a t shirt. If I go to the Sunday Mass I wear a clean t shirt. I’ve noticed in my four years of attending Mass that I have yet to be the worst dressed person present. In winter I switch to jeans and a sweatshirt, though I should point out that my sweatshirts are adorned with large Celtic Crosses.

The old cult I attended put a LOT of emphasis on dress and grooming which I seldom paid attention to. I’m still a rebel when it comes to dressing up and even gave away my last tie so I’d never have to wear one again. Weddings; take me as I am or don’t invite me. I probably won’t come anyway. Funerals; no one should be scrutinizing the mourners at a funeral.


#7

I can’t really afford a suit let alone suits but I dress to my means. Always clean, never stained, no logos or anything distracting.


#8

I wore shorts to mass once and the altar server didn’t show up so they asked me to do it. That was the last time I wore shorts to mass.

Generally, if I’m not wearing a cassock and surplice, I’m wearing pants and a button down shirt. If I’m feeling really radical, I wear sandals.


#9

My ‘out of office’ default is jeans, Doc Martens and a band or TV show t-shirt. On a Sunday in the Cathedral I’ll wear a plain sleeved top out of consideration for others present - but sometimes on visits to other cities for gigs I’ll still try to make Mass locally before the show…band t-shirt and all. So the Priest in Sheffield’s St. Marie’s Cathedral has definitely heard of The Mission now!

I tend to avoid my ‘Walking Dead’ t-shirts though lol! :woman_zombie:


#10

I generally go with the shirt and tie. I don’t mind wearing ties. I had to do it in high school. I’ve had to do it in any adult job I’ve ever had. So I feel weird “dressing down” when going to Mass from how I’d normally dress going to work.


#11

sacrilege

It is house of the Lord.
God likes veils, but not required. Mother Mary has veil.

I saw everybody in uniform of white long dress like Jesus when entering the heaven.
So, it must be what God likes.


#13

Nah. Let me show you how it’s done…


#14

… Clown suit.

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#15

Me too.
When my best friend, Bob, died he was buried in his favorite outfit of bib overalls flannel shirt, and ball cap. If i had shown up wearing a three piece suit he might have just reached up and smacked me one.


#16

I don’t think God has a fashion preference…

And the outfits you show may not be appropriate, but are hardly sacrilege.


#17

If I am not reading at Mass I wear dress pants and nice blouses. If I am a reader I wear a dress or a skirt and nice blouse. Our Priest asked that female readers wear dresses or skirts to read and males wear dress shirts and ties.


#18

For a shirt, I generally wear a polo or plaid button-down shirt. Anything more formal than that tends to be uncomfortable to wear, and I don’t want to be distracted by how uncomfortable I am. I can tolerate toddlers yelling at the top of their lungs, but uncomfortable clothing is a little too much.


#19

My hasty fault. Immodesty not sacrilege.

Women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, Tim 2:9

For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, she should wear a veil. Cor 11:6

The Spirit speaks to me God likes the head veil when praying, but not require.

How much the body flesh reveals to others is the manner of dress. In a less proper sense any transgression against the virtue of propriety of religion.

Modesty in the way we dress is not just for church; it is to be the standard for all Christians at all times.


#20

Well, those passages show that Paul liked veils…


#21

I wear normal attire. I have gone to Mass with short sleeves on occasion, but do recognise that generally, as a matter of respect, long sleeve tops are more appropriate.


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