Greetings, all. Sorry for the weekend in exile; I do have a busy parish, you know. This past weekend, we had a quinceanero on top of our usual five parish Masses. And my wife and I celebrated twelve years of marital bliss.
In the background was Catholic Schools Week, which locally means parish school and high school involvement for liturgical duties running from singing in the choir to being a lector to passing out bulletins with mom or dad after Mass.
Sit in the armchair and match wits with a tired, real-life liturgist. How would you handle Catholic Schools Week at Sunday Mass:
a. Mention students or the school in a petition, otherwise CSW doesn’t belong at Sunday Mass.
b. Have the kids do the heavy lifting: serve the donuts, pour the coffee, hand out the bulletins. Keep them out of the Mass.
c. The more liturgical jobs, the better!