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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Just Ed & me

It being Labor Day weekend, the "end-of-summer" holiday (end of summer? that was weeks ago this year!), I expected a bit of a low turnout for Mass this morning and in that I was not disappointed. But the surprise was the almost total absence of school-age children. None of our acolytes or torchbearers were there.

Checking my e-mail I found Acolyte Master Ranjit's weekly reminder of the scheduled Epistler, acolytes, torch-bearers and Sunday School banner-bearer. (A lot of our parish communications are conducted by e-mail now, with provisions made for the few still without.) Then there were the followups from the parents of the kids who were scheduled: they would all be out of town and with requests for others who might me be able to stand in. The silence clearly meant nobody else was going to be in town either -- and so it was.

Kavya could have carried the church-school banner, but all the other church-schoolers were absent so there was no need and we skipped the church-school hymn.

This made for a plain and simple service with just Deacon Ed and me conducting.

We're both on deck again next Sunday, but I expect the kids will be back.


  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger The Miller Menagerie said…

    Church school started at the beginning of service. It was done like that once last time, and it seems like it works out well. The kids brought a handful of crafts up after service-the extra time in class did not go wasted.

    I suspect the intention is for church school to be during the whole service again next week?

  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Continuing Home said…

    Ah. That's probably as well because the service gets rather a bit shorter when Deacon Ed is conducting the Deacon's Mass and it would leave little time for Sunday School.


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