Today at Mass…

4 Mar

…the priest had the children at Mass come sit on the altar steps and asked them questions about this and that.  Our own little Hermione Granger, Miriam, kept shooting up her hand and answering questions.  Josh sat there all proud.

The priest then pointed out the big pillar candle, which had a special emblem on it – the one for the Eucharistic Congress that’s going on this year.  He then asked the children “What is supposed to happen in the year 2012?”

Miriam’s hand was the only one that shot up.  The priest called on her.  She answered “The end of the world.”

That sound?  Was the sound of Josh’s head smacking into his palms.

The priest asked if she believed that would happen.  She laughed and said “No, I think they’re making that up.”, much to Josh’s relief.

Mental note – keep Miriam away from SyFy channel and all it’s 2012 world-ending disaster movies.



17 Responses to “Today at Mass…”

  1. Suzanne Young March 4, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    And was the answer the Priest was looking for the Summer Olympics?

    Props to the Priest for rolling with her answer. Thank goodness she said no!

    • phoebz4 March 4, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      the correct answer was “Eucharist Congress” – which they have a big banner for up next to the altar – lol! But “Summer Olypics” would have been a less interesting answer than what she gave 😉

  2. itsgreattobe March 4, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Thanks for making me smile this morning! When our priest has the kids sitting up front answering questions, I would always sit there with bated breath, hoping they had answered it perfectly. Ah, so nice to read it wouldn’t just happen to me! Have a great Sunday.

  3. Mindy March 4, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Adorable! I love it, especially that she thinks it’s nonsense.

    • Megan Luck March 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

      That is hilarious. You must definitely have your own Hermione! Way to go Miriam!

      • Megan Luck March 4, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

        I meant most definitely hahaha. Hermione had great depth and a quick wit. I am sure Miriam will also as she grows up.

  4. Beth March 4, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Too cute!

  5. Susan Holmes March 4, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    The priest asked for it.

  6. Jenn B. March 4, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    I love your kids!!

  7. Lisha @ The Lucky Mom March 4, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Open-ended questions… they get you every time!

  8. Laura@Catharsis March 4, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Ha ha ha! What a smart little girl! I love when kids think outside the box. I hope yours and mine both continue to do that. Happy Sunday to you!

  9. Kathryn K Wenberg March 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    That is awesome! Im sure she gave someone a chuckle or two 😉

  10. Angel Brookins March 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    A Mormon in the office of POTUS could mean that your little Hermione is correct… We all hope not. What does the Eucharistic Congress vote on?

    • phoebz4 March 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

      From the website – “A Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people which aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church, to help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy and to draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist.” –

  11. Rachael March 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Super funny!

  12. Audrey March 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Best. Answer. Ever.

  13. jimswhimz March 5, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I love this post. Captures a moment in time and tells a great little story. My favorite kind of thing to share, Well done!

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