Let’s pray for all those CAPE Catholics today.

Today is one of those “busy shopping days” at Church, depending upon where you live.  While it’s a day many regular Sunday churchgoers dread for its length and (depending upon the depth of one’s spirituality) depressing nature, it’s also a hugely popular “cultural Catholic” day, which leads to the phrase a friend taught me this past Ash Wednesday:

“CAPE” Catholics = Christmas, Ashes, Palms and Easter.

Let’s pray that those who just showed up today for palm fronds to stick on their mantles will be touched by the liturgy, and by the sacrifice of Our Lord on the Cross.

One response to “Let’s pray for all those CAPE Catholics today.

  1. Funny story about that- my family was out crabbing on the coast this weekend. We made it to Mass at 10:30 this morning at St. Mary’s By The Sea in Rockaway, OR- a very small church. It was standing room only- and we brought a busload (all 13 of my side of the family). Sure enough, they ran out of palms!

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