Should noisy children be in church? Posted on December 22, 2022 by Friar Musings For one view on the matter, I offer you the insights of Catholic comedian Jeremy McLellan. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
I tell every parent that comes to me seeking to baptize their children: “The only thing a crying child in the congregation tells me while I am in the sanctuary is that a young family brought their child to mass.”
Bring on the children..the Churches future!
Spot on! Bring on the joyful, spontaneous children any day! 🙂
I’ve been saying for years that a quiet church feels like a dying church. The sometimes-noisy unruliness of children is a sign that the church family is alive and kicking (often literally)!
You tend to worry this when you are an usher. I have found the best thing I can tell a struggling parent is that its ok and that you have been through the same trials. Thanks so much for sharing!