Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Warning! Blasphemy ahead!

This weekend it was our niece and nephew's First Communion. Saturday morning we got up way earlier than we would have liked and made our way to mass.

I was born into a Catholic family. However, at some point before I was old enough to remember, my dad decided we were going to be less Catholic. So other than special occasions, perhaps a midnight mass, and weekends when I spent the night at Grandma's house I never really went to mass.

It had been several years since I had been to mass so when the congregation began singing "Taste and See" I was sort of taken back.

I don't remember "Taste and See" from mass before... maybe "Taste and See" is only for First Communion celebrations? All I know is that it was quite a chore to keep from giggling as I pictured a church choir singing the new jingle for Tasty Jesus Snacks.


Funnier still was when one of the little boys who probably needed a few more classes didn't put the wafer in his mouth. The priest had a sort of panicked look in his eye as one of the attendants ran off after the little guy. If there's one rule I definitely remember from Catholicism, it's that you can't leave the church with Jesus.

All kidding aside, it was really a beautiful service and I did get a little teary eyed when my little niece and nephew received their first Eucharist.



Puddinghead said...[Reply to comment]

Oh that is so funny!! Where did you get the Jesus graphic?