When I saw the girls doing this today...
Our dogs show true homage and adoration...for food.
Our big dog doesn't reside in the house but, hey! no one is denied attendance at Mass. Dolls just wouldn't do because they couldn't eat the breaded hosts.
The readings were read, the prayers recited, and Annie and I got to carry up the gifts.
Annie got to ring the bells at the pretend consecration---her favorite part.
DQ said we did a very good job. The only part we forgot was the sign of peace. Oh, well, next time.
Here is one of the Mass-goers doing what every upscale lady does before Mass begins...filing her nails.
Annie seems to be thinking "They don't let me do this at real Mass."
And what do they always have at every good Catholic Mass?
The collection basket, of course! : D
I was excited beyond belief to find a whole dollar bill inside the little purple purse the girls handed me on my way to their pretend mass. But I was instructed that it was for the collection. So I took the chance to ask my little mass participants what was the purpose of giving our money to the church.
DQ rightly said, "Well, we're suppose to give to the poor."
And we briefly talked about helping others and how, in doing so, how we help Christ. We also discussed how everything we have is given to us by God and we owe him so much more than we can ever give back monetarily.
Then in walks brother GameBoy needing help with a math problem. He sees us putting the money into the collection basket and his sister solemnly stashing the basket under the altar and, in all his dry wit and humor, he says, "It's a scam, Mom. Don't fall for it."
He's such a funny guy.