http://www.grtl.org/ You can also go to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) site
http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/ A third option is to contact our director of "Friends For Life" ministry, Margie Rossi at 478.988.8166.
It has been mentioned to me that there are children of grade school age who are playing on their iPad during Mass. The mention was made because people around them found the activity very distracting during Mass. And rightly so. It is very difficult to pay attention during Mass let alone having persons around you doing something totally unrelated to the Mass. Do you appreciate going to a movie only to have people around you whispering about everything other than the movie? I call on the parents of these children to stop this behavior during Mass. For at least three reasons: First, if you let children do what they want, when they want, wherever they want, you are on the road to raising a possible monstrosity. Secondly, it is a serious distraction to those around you. Please have some consideration for others. Thirdly, because I ask you to stop this behavior, thank you.
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In the Vatican II constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, there is a whole section devoted to sacred music. In article 112, the document states:
"Sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites."
Brothers and Sisters,
When you walked into Church this morning I hope you took just a moment to look around and appreciate what a marvelous Church Home we have. Take a couple of minutes to really look. Look at the beautiful architecture, at the beautiful artwork we have, and even take a few moments to look at the beautiful liturgical furniture that we have. This place of worship is a testament to God and a testament to our faithful stewardship of the gifts that God has given to each of us. The fact that we were able to pay the mortgage in full in just seven short years is a testament to the sense of ownership that we rightly feel for OUR spiritual home. But our spiritual home requires a lot of work to keep it looking beautiful.