Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ!!
THE HAIL MARY IN GAELIC
Sé do bheath' a Mhuire, atá lán de ghrásta, tá an Tiarna leat. Is beannaithe thú idir mná agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne losa. A Naomh Mhuire, a mháthair Dé, guí orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair ar mbás. Amen.
What if you were asked to serve as an usher or a server at someone's wedding or special event on a Tuesday morning. How would you dress? What if the event was on a Sunday morning? Would you dress any different?
What if you were asked to be a Eucharistic minister for a Tuesday morning Mass. What would you wear? What if the Mass was on Sunday morning, would you dress any different?
What are you expected to wear to a wedding, I know it depends on where and what time the event begins, but still don't you want to appear respectful of the purpose of the gathering? Then change the whole deal by having you as part of the event in some way or another. The dress code changes doesn't it?
The Mass is the MOST IMPORTANT event that we do as people of God.
Is daily Mass any different in it's purpose and meaning than Sunday morning Mass?
This morning two Eucharistic ministers, knowing that they were serving, showed up in Mickey Mouse sweatshirt and workout sweats. REALLY? How reverent did these individuals take what they were doing? What were they touching, administering, saying?? You show up in sweats to serve the body and blood of Jesus Christ? Our God and creator?? The Alpha and Omega of the Universe???
Would these two people make an extra effort to look proper if it were a funeral or a wedding?
"To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women." ~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen