Does anyone attend mass on Sundays?

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    Oct 11, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    Anyone?
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    Oct 11, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    I used to. I haven't been in years. God and I are sort of on a hiatus. It's complicated. icon_sad.gif I've been thinking about it recently...icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 11, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    I'm not a catholic so no. But I do go to church occasionally on saturdays for something to do with my grandmother. I don't think attending church is important.
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    Oct 11, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    If you remove the "m" from "mass" you might get more responses. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    back before they started preaching about gays and ppl with piercings going to hell i did, briefly. also i did a year in catholic highschool so i'm done with church forever.
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    Oct 12, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    I do! Not Catholic though; I am Episcopalian and hugely involved in the LGBT and welcoming church movement. I tried to start a thread on a similar topic and for some reason it is not showing up on the list.

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    Oct 13, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    I used to have to go to mass every single sunday when living with my parents. . .

    However, I've since fallen out of practice and pretty much never attend mass.
    I like to consider myself a recovering catholic icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 13, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    Ugh! The last time I went was in November of 1988. I spent my entire life prior being forced to attend mass.

    A better part of my early childhood was spent at the convent with my aunt and it's frightening to think those prayers are still ingrained into my head more than a good Cher song.

    I'm not religious but never understood why God and I just couldn't have a bedside chat instead of this mass rubbish.
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    I went last Sunday to the cathedral in Santa Fe. I'm moved by seeing faith in others. It reminds me of how warm and secure it felt in childhood to go to church with the family.
    So when in Rome ......
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    The baby jesus and I had a nasty break up.
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    I sometimes take my partner's mother whe she visits us. I havent personally felt at home in the Catholic Church in 50 years. I consider myself culturally Catholic tho.
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    Oct 13, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    IDK for me church and life have been intertwined, at least for MOST of my life. I was raised Roman Catholic, but got the hell out of Dodge when I was about 19 (well, was pretty much kicked out).

    I got involved with the 9/11 relief efforts at what turned out to be an Episcopal parish with a gay priest whose partner was the choir director, office administrator and cook. There was all kinds of outreach stuff going on there to disadvantaged people who didn't give a crap if they were gay or not, because they were among the few people of privilege who treated them with any respect.

    Subsequently met my boyfriend at another Episcopal church which is where now attend and are both very active. Our church's gay/lesbian population is pretty much in line with the population but our orientation is a complete non-issue with the straight people there, just as theirs is with ours. We see each other as people, not labels.

    Now I'm working on Believe Out Loud, an ecumenical welcoming program that now includes thousands of congregations in twelve major denominations and numerous others.

    I totally get it that people were "burned" by churches, and the church in general deserves any flack it gets from the LGBT community. But there are plenty of congregations that have seen the light on this issue and would welcome anybody who wanted to be there.