My mother had to venture away from our parish this weekend to another parish due to a meeting. Some of it must have been a blur. There was a song about postcards and letters and they...clapped...at the end of Mass. (Insert lump in throat) I know there are worse things in life but how is it one can applaud that Christ died on the cross? I wasn't going to blog on this. I have been so busy lately that while the nonsense and krap continue around me, I have been overwhelmed and thankfully, not able to spend too long on any one thing or event. That doesn't mean I don't care I just can't allow it to stop my life. Back to the clapping. I found this on Kat's blog and it seemed to fit:
"Whenever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of the liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment." -Pope Benedict XVI, Spirit of the Liturgy
When does Mass cease to be a Mass and start to become mere "worship and fellowship"? I suppose things could be worse. We could be moving to Rochester.