Thursday, June 01, 2006

Catholicism... WOW!

I hope you recognize the Dogma reference and don't think that I've been somehow "saved". ;-)

Anyway, Will had the closing liturgy to his religious ed class (for the school year) last night so we went. He was so cute singing that I had to hug him during one of the songs. I'm not sure how much he appreciated that, what with me spoiling his street cred, but I'm a mom, we do wacky things like that.

It was pretty funny... he kept glancing up at me as I repeated all the responsorial phrases and nudged him when it was time to kneel, sit or stand. Finally, he says, "How do you know all this?" I told him, "I did this for 12 years in Catholic school."

Which got me thinking. Wow, it never really leaves you, does it? In some way, shape or form, no matter how lapsed a Catholic I've become (in some ways), the Mass is there, ingrained in me. Which, to be honest, is kind of comforting. Although for a while now I've said that I'm a Catholic in my own sense of the word, sometimes the old habits of Mass are nice to come back to.

Not my usual post, but just something that I've been thinking about today. That, and how adorable my boys are. But I think about that every day...

5 comments:

Stacey said...

I never got all that stuff down... my family is really a bunch of pseudo-catholics...

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Roe said...

LOL, after 12 years of Catholic school, I can recite Mass in my sleep.

Lauren said...

I'm completely clueless when it comes to religious ceremony. it's nice to have tradition though.

Roe said...

I think that's where the comfort lies. Lord knows the Catholic Church would call me a heretic for some of the things I encourage, lol... But I guess it brings back nice memories from my childhood so there's a cushion.