In my previous post about looking for a Church Home, I mentioned that I got the full-body goosebumps when I came across St. Anne’s on the internet. It happened again the very first Sunday Mass I celebrated there the next weekend! It was crazy!
The first thing that happened was Father walked down the center aisle greeting everyone individually before mass started. I had never EVER experienced that in ANY Mass I ever attended. I loved that I was able to introduce myself and my son to him on a personal level and tell him we were new parishioners! He is just the kindest man I have ever met. I didn’t feel nervous around him like I do most other Priests.
I had to bring my son with me that day because the hubs was working, and thankfully at the time they had a children’s program where they take all the children to a separate area and do fun learning and music things with them so the adults can focus on the message. The children are then brought back to us before the Eucharist starts, which is amazing!
I was alone praying and listening and singing when the goosebumps started and they never waned until I left Mass that morning.
As soon as I got back home I sent a text out to my BFF on the west coast, who I refer to as My Sister In Christ, explaining what had happened with the goosebumps. She told me that that was Christ telling me I was where I needed to be. I was HOME.
I loved that, and that is just one of a couple of things I experience at Mass, but I’ll save that for another post.
Tell me how you found your Church HOME. Is it a Church that is convenient (close to home)? A Church your family has been going to forever? Or is it like mine (God led you there)? I would love to hear your story!