I’m answering my own question above – how did the Baptist ladies keep that respect for the house of God: Because they are strong Baptist ladies, and we lost our strong Catholic ladies: The Nuns.
Shows an understanding of the importance of dress in e in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. He said to him, ‘My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?’ But he was reduced to silence. Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.
Below is the connection between Marriage and the Mass Cat.1621 In the Latin Rite the celebration of marriage between two Catholic faithful normally takes place during Holy Mass, because of the connection of all the sacraments with the Paschal mystery of Christ. In the Eucharist the memorial of the New Covenant is realized, the New Covenant in which Christ has united himself for ever to the Church, his beloved bride for whom he gave himself up. 121 It is therefore fitting that the spouses should seal their consent to give themselves to each other through the offering of their own lives by uniting it to the offering of Christ for his Church made present in the Eucharistic sacrifice.
In Texas, jeans and boots are business attire in the board rooms. In Hawaii, floral shirts are the norm. There are different levels of sophistication-in different locations-that have developed due to the area and temperatures.
On yet another hand-I have been to Churches on College Campuses, where students attend-especially-daily Mass. When it’s hot outside, they come to Mass wearing the shorts, online payday loans in CO flip-flops and jeans they had on during the day-for their classes.
I would betcha Our Lord would rather they be there in the shorts, flip-flops and jeans they had on-than not attending daily Mass-because they were not dressed up.
To invoke another rather common exprssion: there’s always room for improvement
Funny…this (College Church) is the only Church I’ve ever witnessed (in person) where the Daily Mass is full every day-5:30pm each day during the week.
How many Catholic Churches can boast at their daily Mass-the Church is full? Each day? Well, at least while school (College) is in. Summertime daily Mass-there’s a handful of local parishoners at daily Mass. <-This, I am used to seeing.
I only wish our daughters would attend daily Mass. They won’t go, if they don’t have time to go home, do their make-up and hair and change their clothes. We live 20 miles out of town. They would rather miss out. Instead, they watch TV, Twitter/Facebook and play games on their computer before dinner.
One man at our Church attends daily Mass. He comes in each evening in the jumpsuit he worked in-before going home.
I live in Honolulu where church attire is casual, probably too casual. Shorts and t-shirts are common. Some women dress very immodestly in hot pants, low cuts(cleavage!), miniskirts,etc. This can distract the men, and embarrasses some women(wives,usually). Last year our parish priest admonished us for our informal attire. He’s from the Philippines where they dress more respectfully. The Filipinos are usually well-dressed. Nothing changed after his admonition.
When I dress for church, I go with the anticipation that I am invited by Jesus Christ as the apostles were at the last supper
It is an important invitation, not casual, and my attire is only a part of the reverence I want to show our lord. This doesn’t mean I must wear expensive, or fancy clothing. My attire should be modest, clean, and send a message of reverence for the occasion.