Saturday 27 May 2017

'Thank you for not having this demented mother arrested for stalking during Mass'

'I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fr Tony of Mount Merrion parish for his compassion, kindness and for understanding the act of a demented mother' Stock Image
'I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fr Tony of Mount Merrion parish for his compassion, kindness and for understanding the act of a demented mother' Stock Image
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

As I found myself creeping across the altar of a church in the middle of Mass on Sunday, the phrase 'the lengths parents go to for their children' rang loudly in my ears.

My seven-year-old daughter was due to say a bidding prayer (prayer of the faithful) at her First Communion preparation Mass. Three local schools were gathered in the church for the big event. We're talking about 120 children plus parents, grandparents and siblings.

Suffice to say the church was jammed. My daughter was in a tizzy about her 'big moment', going up to say a prayer.

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