I am going back to Jon’s comment regarding how packed and uncomfortable these masses are. I believe that I have just enough claustrophobia and agraphobia to make me genuinely miserable at these 2 masses.( any other time I love being at mass and wouldn’t care how long it took) Its just a cross I bear-if there was a way to attend a lonely mass on these occasions with my beloved family I would.
I know the guardian angels work vigil masses overtime, more than one time I have seen that people have no idea how close they have come to having their hair or clothing set on fire with children or unobservant folks holding candles. I know that I should leave the vigilance to God and the angels but my heart and brain just don’t register that :rolleyes: