All Are Welcome.
After the applause welcoming all the visitors, as well as special guest con-celebrant, Fr. Legion of Christ on home-visit with his Mom; when the din of greeting everyone around us finally died out, Mass began as usual. I was surprised that during the prayer of the faithful not a prayer was uttered for those who died in Colorado this past weekend - nothing was mentioned in the homily either. Not that such a prayer is required - and I realize I probably shouldn't expect such prayers at Mass - after all, what does the incident in Aurora, Colorado have to do with us? Besides, we don't usually pray for the victims of the weekly massacres in Nigeria or Syria either.
Although we always pray for good weather for the parish festival and walk-a-thons and stuff.
Walk in the Reign.