Church stories

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  1. jteachette

    jteachette Comrade

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    We take our students to church every week for Mass. This morning, the little character in front of me kept turning around and waving. There was a mom with a baby behind us, but he wasn't waving at them. He was waving at something up a little higher. So I turn around and realized that he's waving at the giant stained glass window of Mary.
    Then he says "that's Jesus' mom, right?", and of course I answer yes.

    I just love this stuff.:wub:

    What kinds of things have your students come up with in church?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    My son used to sing Jingle Bells. Every mass. All year long.
     
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    When I was little, I used to cry when it was time for Communion... because everyone else got to go get a "cookie" from Father Chris, and I had to stay in the pew.
     
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    My kids were doing a poster for their weekly bible verse. They made a bridge that was held up by Jesus on a cross. For people to cross from earth to God they had to go over the bridge that was held up by Jesus. It was a great idea by the kids!
     
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    When I was in college I worked at a Catholic seminary. (It was, hands down, my favorite job besides teaching!)

    One of the priests was doing mass one Sunday at the big cathedral in town. It was cold and flu season, so many people weren't taking the wine at communion. (In Catholic churches, everyone drinks from the same glass. In big churches with lots of people, there might be 4 or 6 glasses that everyone shares.) Anyway, at the end of the communion part of the service, there was a ton of wine left--like 4 huge goblets of wine. Well, that wine is the blood of Jesus, so it can't just be thrown out like trash. It has to be consumed. So the priest had to drink it, all of it, before he could move on to the next part of the service.

    Yeah, he was totally drunk by the end of mass that day.

    :lol:

    He was my favorite priest to work with. Such a hoot.
     
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    lol that priest was feeling good after all that wine lol
     
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    Wow! What a great idea!
     
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    I know! Tami do you teach at a religious school?
     
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    The preschool I work at is housed at an old Catholic school. Most of the religious extras are gone, but there's still a very big statue of Mary and baby Jesus in the foyer. It's so cute to hear some of the things the kids say when they see the statue... the common ones are "Look, a baby!" or "Look, God!" :)
     
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    My son was a hyperactive 8 year old who had just made his first Commmunion. He signed on to be an altar server and this was his first mass. At the consecration, the altar server rings the bells three times. Well, three was just not enough for our son, so he went on and rang again. He looked directly at us in the pews and shrugged. Then he rang again. A titter ran through the congregation and we turned very red.
     
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    One of the other kindergarten teachers at my school was a Eucharistic minister and would give out The Host during Communion and one of my students asked why she was giving someone chips.
     
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    Hahaha I bet!! The Catholic church we went to did not give out wine just the communion wafers. Only the priest drank the wine. At a wedding one time the priest was drinking the wine and finished whatever was in the goblet and then stuck his fingers in the goblet to get drops of wine and licked his fingers! It was the funniest thing I've ever seen. I looked at my sister and she almost started laughing. I guess he didn't want to waste one drop. Must have been good wine!! :lol:

    I don't have any "kid" church stories really but when I was a kid I was always upset that they didn't sing christmas songs all year round. Christmas time at church was my favorite!
     
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    I'm a Christian. Well, I would have never have believed it because my grandparents were very anti-religion but my Dad told me a story once.....My grandmother actually used to go to church when my father was a tiddler. One day in church, when my father was 4 years old....my father looked at the man in the strange robe speaking at the front and then right out of the blue in a really loud voice he said "Is that the devil?" My grandmother was so embarrassed that she never attended church again.
     
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    I'm sure he wasn't complaining about the amount of wine left. If he could stomach that amount, it probably wasn't the first time. He may have seen it as a perk of the job.
     
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    My second cousin was getting married in church and my sister was quite young at the time. When the bride walked down the aisle, my little sister yelled, "I thought the bride was supposed to be beautiful!" How embarrassing.
     
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    I grew up in a Protestant Presbyterian church.we used grape juice for communion. One weekend I went to my friends Roman Catholic Church. In this church people all filed down the aisle to take communion. I went took my cookie and what I was thinking was grape juice. Let's just say at 13years old I didn't like wine...I didn't like it so much that I spit it out and told the priest the grape juice was bad...I wasn't invited back to church after that.
     

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