Christy - posted on 10/16/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have three kids - a 4-yr-old girl, 3-yr-old boy, and a 1-yr-old girl. Of course Mass is always a challenge. My husband and I have decided to bring our kids with us every week, and we have some good days and some bad, but we get through it. Today, however, my children were particularly awful during church.
After Communion, the priest made a comment about loud children. He said that we need to leave church if our kids are screaming and that we need to to control our kids (not "we" my family in particular, but it was obvious he was referring to us).
I have been in tears since I left church. We try our hardest to raise our kids in the Catholic faith and teach them about Mass. It's not as though I wanted my kids to be loud at church. I am so embarrassed, and I'm not sure what we are supposed to do next week. I don't even want to go to this church again. My husband wants to go "talk" to the priest, but I'm afraid it'll turn into a shouting match with nothing accomplished.
Any suggestions (or supportive words) would be great.