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  • Couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks, Mary!

    Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012 at 7:47 PM by Connie Clark

  • Well said Mary. I would wish for us to be so involved in the worship of Mass and the love of one another that we don't care about the clothing that another wears. But at a certain point one's faith should mature enough to want to show reverence and respect, in dress and demeanor, as we come tomthe Lord's table.

    Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012 at 9:56 PM by Jean

  • Again, Mary, you've hit one one of my pet peeves. It's not that I think others should dress for show but be respectful of Our Lord and also the priest. No need for a "dress code" Just a little common sense would be great!

    Posted on Apr 24th, 2012 at 12:27 PM by K Roussos

  • My thoughts exactly. As I looked out into the congregation on Easter Sunday I thought: Wow this is great, I wish everyone looked like this every Sunday. To me also, it is a sign of respect. Remember the "old days" that everyone put their Sunday best on. Of course the ladies didn't wear pants then, but I do wear nice slacks when it's cold. I always wear a dress when I can...my MOM would want it that way. Ouch! to ripped jeans, SHORTS!, etc. However, I too would not want anyone to not attend because of their clothes. Parents...please give this some consideration. Blessings. (ps our HAT SUNDAY IS SO MUCH FUN!!

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2012 at 10:04 AM by Kathie Ford

  • I love the idea of hats once a month, especially since I am light sensitive and have to wear hats everywhere and sunglasses. It would be nice to come to church and every other women wearing a hat too. I just might propose the idea. I agree with you that we should dress appropriately for church. If everyone could only think that church is the most important place to be then why not dress nicely!! God Bless

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2012 at 5:08 PM by Mary

  • In the late '80s I converted to the Catholic Church and was a member of a very large parish in Sandy, UT. I remember seeing a young man (probably in his late teens) going forward to Communion every Sunday all alone and seemingly with no family. Every Sunday he was dressed in an old t-shirt and well-worn jeans. For a time I thought, "Why doesn't he show a little respect for our Lord and dress up a bit for Mass?" Then one day God practically whacked me over the head with, "But he's here every Sunday, family or not, nice clothes or not. He loves Me." I felt so ashamed and embarrassed at my inward thoughts of criticism towards that young man and began praying for him instead. Also, he became a source of inspiration for me. God bless you today, young man, where ever you are!

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2012 at 11:01 PM by Jan

  • Mary, I agree with all that you said. Would they who dress inappropriately so visit a gouvernment official or to a wedding, etc. in that manner. I also agree that the importance is attending and sharing at Mass but a little common sense and respect is needed. Perhaps we are of another generation but I find it difficult to believe that those who attend in shorts and dress provocatively are not aware of the distraction they cause. I sometimes feel that I receive so much more nourishment by sharing through cyberspace then attending Mass when I see and tend to be bothered by irreverence. Then I feel so ashamed and guilty for being judgemental and feeling rightous. Thanks for the blog and comments from all...relieved others feel likewise.

    Posted on Apr 26th, 2012 at 8:03 AM by Laurie

  • In total agreement!

    Posted on Apr 26th, 2012 at 7:09 PM by unknown