We’re back with more funny “kids-at-Mass” moments from our LOOPers! Nothing brings joy like seeing our little ones present before God, even when they unleash the unexpected.
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Walking into church with my five-year old:
Him: “Is God in there?”
Me: “Yes, God is everywhere, and especially in church.”
Him (grumpily): “Well, I don’t see him!”
My nephew Colin was about six years old and attending Mass with his family one Sunday morning. He was listening attentively, although maybe not close enough, because when the priest said during the Eucharistic prayer, “graciously grant us peace in our days,” Colin looked at his mother and said, “Pizza day! When’s pizza day?!”
During this past Lent, I was attending daily Mass with one of my four grandsons, who was almost 6-years-old at the time. While we were kneeling during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, he asked me quietly if the priest was going to make the bread turn into Jesus. I whispered, “Yes, very soon.” He immediately followed with the question, “what about chocolate?” I said “No, the priest can’t turn chocolate into Jesus.” He looked at me like I was crazy and said, “No, can the priest turn bread into chocolate?” He obviously had Easter on his mind!
Years ago, when one of our sons was about four years old, he looked up at me during the Creed and whispered, “Mom, who’s going to punch a pilot?”
My husband and I are both organists. When our daughter was seven or eight years old, we went to an Ash Wednesday Mass at a different parish than our own. At one point my daughter leaned over and asked, “Why is that lady doing that?” I looked up and the cantor was raising her arm during the psalm (we don’t do that at our church, so she had never seen that before.) After thinking for a moment, I said, “She thinks we’ll sing better if she does that.” My daughter thought for a moment and then said, “So if we sing louder she’ll stop? It’s kind of distracting me.”
When my children were little we went to church on Good Friday for Stations of the Cross and Good Friday devotions. As we were getting into the pew my son Willie, about five years old, noticed the open tabernacle and looked at me aghast and said, “He’s going to get out!”
My grandson from Canyon Texas at St. Ann’s Catholic Church trying to get his offering out of his pants pocket to give to Bishop Zurick.