Last Friday, January 5, I took the checs over to St. Mary’s NO Church in Star City to our regular Blue Knights & Little Flowers Catholic homeschoolers meeting. At one point ByzCat had to take one of her littlies to the bathroom, and afterwards popped into the nave to listen to one of the other (older) kids practicing on the organ…..when she and her child returned to the room where we were having our class, she said “You’ll NEVER guess what I just saw when I peeked into the church to watch (name of other child) practice –
THERE WAS A WOMAN IN THE TABERNACLE AREA TALKING ON A CELL PHONE!!!!”
A note of explanation here – the tabernacle is not on or behind the altar, but in a little niche on the Gospel side of the nave, just outside the sanctuary. There is a kneeler there, and a chair, and a pencil with paper and a ‘prayer jar’ (don’t ask – it’s been there as long as I can remember) for personal intentions/thanksgivings.
Evidently this woman was in the niche, rubbing shoulders with Jesus in the tabernacle, so to speak, chatting away on her cell phone!