Thursday, January 11, 2007

One More Thing I Could Have Lived Without Knowing

Polka Mass

Bishop J. Peter Sartain will officiate at a Polka Mass at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 421 Doris Ave. in Joliet. The service will be in the main dining hall. Seating will begin at 9:30 a.m.

For additional information, contact Sunny Hill activity director Larry Lindholm at (815) 727-8711.
(from The Herald News (Joliet, Ill.))

In the Name of God, stop already!!! What is the deal with turning the Eucharist from a solemn memorial of and participation in the death of the Savior into a laff-riot freak show? Do these people really not know any better? Or are they deliberately desacralizing that which is holy? These sorts of things are so common that I can’t help but suspect the latter. If they manage to turn the Sacrament into a happy meal, then they have essentially succeeded in destroying the Church as the Body of Christ, at least locally. Can’t they see what has happened to the Episcopal Church in turning its focus from the worship of God to the mutual worship of the congregation?