Yesterday afternoon, I offered Mass for the tenth wedding anniversary of a young couple who moved away from the parish some years back.
They’d invited their family and friends to the celebration, including about ten other young couples. Several of the families were late for Mass—no surprise there, since many small children were involved.
Among the servers was a young lad from the parish where our former parishioners now live. As each of the latecomers arrived, I turned to him and asked “Know those people?” And each time he whispered, “They’re from our church.”