My Mass Kit is the flagship product in the Wee Believers™ Catholic toy line. This innovative, educational and entertaining soft-sculpture toy is aimed at play for boys ages 3-12. Children will enjoy “playing Mass” using this kit as a part of their playtime activities at home or at school, and in environments such as a church sanctuary where busy-child activity requires solemn attendance.
Flagship? What’s with this word? I see it applied to naval fleets, starships, and now Catholic web pages and a toy.
Can you imagine if bunches of feminist moms bought this up and gave it to their daughters? Or what would happen in the conservative households if the little girls complained and were given a napkin to put on their heads.
Troparion Corporation suggests the kids bring it to church with them. That might be good. Foam hosts join Cheerios as the litter of choice for the back pew. A whole new generation of unfavorable clergy comparisons: “I like little Mikey’s Mass better than Father’s.”
If you’re thinking of this being a great Christmas present, Fr Jim Martin of America plays the Scrooge for you:
Here is what the Code of Canon Law says:
“Can. 1378 §2: The following incur a latae sententiae interdict** or, if a cleric, a latae sententiae suspension: 1° a person who, not being an ordained priest, attempts to celebrate Mass…”
“Can. 1379: A person who, apart from the cases mentioned in can. 1378, pretends to administer a sacrament, is to be punished with a just penalty.”
In this case, I suppose the “just penalty” would be a time-out.
Canonically safer would be a play liturgical musician’s kit. Plush guitar, amp, microphone, music stand, hymn board, toy piano, etc.. Maybe a real kazoo.