... in being thanked

Published on 26 Jun 2019
Empty church

The priest at church often thanks people for coming to Mass on Sunday. It might seem a bit strange, but when he says 'thank you for coming along' I think it makes us all feel more appreciated and welcomed. 

I suppose with church attendance declining, especially among younger people, we are all more aware of the fact that it would be easy not to go. I'm grateful for that being recognised.