Today I (Alejandra) attended a Latin Mass. Here in Broward County, Florida there is only 1 Church that gives us this privilege but only on the 1st and 4th Sunday of the month and at 7:30am. FYI, the Church is St. Malachy in Tamarac. It’s a beautiful thing to attend a Latin Mass and every Catholic should do it once every chance they get. It’s sad though for many reasons that our Archdiocese doesn’t make this more feasible for their community. It’s hard. First of all, finding a church that’s at least 15 minutes to 30 minutes away. Second, a convenient time. I would love to attend a Latin Mass with the whole family, but lets be real. . . At 7:30am it’s out of the question to wake up my toddler at 6am to get him ready, fix breakfast, etc. My husband and I have to take turns too! Someone has to stay home with Frankie. Ughhhhh, I just wish the Archdiocese would see what needs the young families have. We want the tradition back in our church. More Parishes should have a Latin Mass. The times should be more convenient too. #bringbacklatinmass #bringbacktheveil
Being persistent is important. Starting them young is important. Making it fun is essential. Don’t make it something you drill into them to do. They won’t like it. Prayer is talking to God. We tell Frankie that the same way he says good morning and good night to mommy and daddy everyday, then in the same manner he must do the same with God. Since Frankie goes to Catholic School they don’t eat until they pray and thank Jesus for the meal they are about to have so that is of great help in making sure he knows how important prayer is. Most important, no matter where you are or with whom, be an example to your child and don’t let them shy away from prayer.