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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 08:09 PM

I was back at my parish church for Mass for the first time in a year this weekend.

Everything was right for me: two vaccines, sunny day, feeling well.
I plotted my day to go to Saturday afternoon Mass.
Parked fairly easily, found the interior as I had been told - every other pew blocked off.
Crowd light compared to last year.
Instead of persons taking the collection, a central basket was in the center near the entrance to the church.
Large hymnals replaced by selections printed in the bulletin.

However, I felt an interior joy, excitement mixed with peace, to be back in this "home for my soul".
I feel I've aged a lot during this lost year - slower and not as steady afoot.
But I'm back in the familiar place where I was baptized so many decades ago, and where my spouse and I brought our children each Sunday throughout their formative years.

Life will be good again.

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Reply I was back at my parish church for Mass for the first time in a year this weekend. (Original post)
No Vested Interest Feb 28 OP
CurtEastPoint Feb 28 #1
lynintenn Feb 28 #2
shenmue Feb 28 #3
Drum Feb 28 #4

Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 08:23 PM

1. I look forward to returning.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 08:28 PM

2. We go back March 21 first time since last March

I miss my church family. We are asked to double mask and I don't think we will be singing. I am scheduled to do. the readings. I had both vaccines so I don't feel quite as vulnerable.

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Response to lynintenn (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:21 PM

3. Good luck to all of you.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:43 PM

4. It must have felt good to be back in the space.

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