Looking over my archives this morning, I can’t believe I’ve never posted on this question before, at least in the “Armchair Liturgist” tradition. So, my friends, take the purple chair and rule benevolently and theologically on the observance of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day at Sunday Mass. You have so many options.
- Special Music, like the Ave Maria or “Faith of Our Fathers” or something else?
- A mention in the prayers of the faithful, or a full-blown blessing after Communion?
- Preach on it?
- Fathers and mothers only in liturgical ministry?
You can tell us what you would do, were you the Supreme Dictator of Liturgy in your parish. You can also tell us what you’ve experienced on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and if these practices match with your idea of good liturgy.