[LMB] OT: belonging, options, was Ekaterin
cnollet at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 03:29:18 GMT 2009
On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>wrote:
> On Nov 4, 2009, at 9:51 PM, Claire Nollet wrote:
> >> Wow! I gotta look into this. I might be able to have my Communion
> >> wafer
> >> and eat it, too (or something less sacrilegious, but you catch my
> >> drift).
> >> Thanks so much!
> > Rats! No parishes in Western NY. I'll email 'em anyway. They
> > might have
> > other suggestions. Thanks anyway, though.
> Well, you could go back to your first suggestion and try the Episcopal
> Church--pretty much that whole list applies to us, too (and about that
> splintering--it's unfortunate, but those breaking away are only a
> small fraction of the nationwide church). I'm going to the Central NY
> Diocesan Convention in two weeks (as a choir member); let me know if
> you want me to ask around about good parishes in western NY.
Hey, that would be great if you could. This is something I've been building
to for years, and it's been very hard for me.
I mean, I disagreed with the last Pope on a lot of things, but he was still
like a second father to me. When he died a couple of years after my dad
died, I really felt bereft.
And my brother with Down syndrome just LOVED going to Mass. As he got
frailer and frailer (Alzheimer's, strokes, non-healing broken leg), going to
church with me and his buddies from the group home was the high point of his
week, and you could see how the much-loved rituals could still reach into
his fading mind and comfort him.
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