What Bored Catholic Kids Do at Mass
Make faces at the babies in the pews in front of them.
Stare at the statues in the hope that Mary or Jesus will wink at them.
Pinch their fingers in the doohinkies that hold the Mass books
Peel sweaty knees off kneelers in summer.
Watch their fathers to see if they fall asleep during the sermon.
Listen to the grumbling of their empty stomachs.
Worry that the communion host will adhere to the roofs of their mouths.
Smell bacon and wonder who ate breakfast before Mass.
Hope the shattered colors of stained glass windows will fall on them this time.
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Very pretty window and I love remembering doing all those things during my childhood in the church.
Thanks for visiting … it was easy to dredge up all those memories.
Oh my gosh, my son did all those and more…. He’s better now. It took us 2 years of being confined to the crying room every Sunday. Whew, finally we get to sit with the big boys and girls… Beautiful photo ! Have a great day.
We didn’t have a crying room in our church … lots of huge families with lots of kids back in the 1960s!
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I did most of these things during Mass when I was little, but I stared at the wood carvings, statues and stained glass windows because I thought they were beautiful. Wonderfully funny post!
Oh, I loved the dark wood and stained glass, too. But I really did wait for those statues to move.
…Wondered what those funny Latin words meant and why didn’t they just speak English?
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