Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Clash

No, no "Rockin' the Casbah" here.

I'm wondering how many of you reading this found that, in your parishes this weekend, the liturgical feast of Pentecost was eclipsed by references to Mother's Day?

5 comments:

Victoria said...

My parish priest didn't mention Pentecost in his Mother's Day sermon. I wasn't surprised; I can't remember the last time he actually unpacked the scriptures in a homily.

Our schools don't teach the Faith, the parents weren't taught the Faith so they have nothing to pass on to their children and our priest tells us "God lurves you" Sunday after Sunday. Thin gruel. How long Lord, how long?

Jeremy said...

Fortunately not in ours, though I'm sure in my parent's parish it likely was. Father mentioned it briefly in the beginning and end of the homily, referring to them both as traditions before distinguishing mother's day as a small-t tradition and Pentecost as part of Tradition and breaking down the gift of Sacred Tradition.

Of course, I didn't pay as much attention as I'd like to have as the tornado sirens here in SW MO started going off during the homily...

Ken said...

Interesting to note that because of how early Easter was, Pentecost Sunday fell on Mothers Day.

In the Orthodox Church, because Easter fell later, Pentecost happens to fall on Fathers Day.

Barb, sfo said...

Not mine. It was almost all Pentecost, all the time, especially since we celebrated a baptism. At the end of Mass, Father added a prayer to bless all the mothers present. That was it.

Mickey said...

My priest did a pretty good job of explaining how the Church is our Mother, and since Pentacost is the birthday of the Church it sort of fit. I just think it's sad that priests feel like they have to make everything "relevant" to the modern world. How 'bout some good old-fashioned explaining nothing more than what the Church teaches and why?