Holy Name of Jesus Parish of the Archdiocese of Kingston
950 Old Kingston Mills Road, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 5H6
Telephone: (613) 546-0418, Fax: (613) 546-4626
Rev. Wieslaw Chochrek
Saturday Evening Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday Morning Mass: 9:00 am
Sunday Morning Mass: 10:30 am
Sunday Polish Mass: 12:00 noon
Holy Family Chapel, Lundy's Land, Canadian Forces Base Kingston
French Mass each Sunday at 09:30
English Mass each Sunday at 11:00
For the preparation for such sacraments as Baptism, 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion, Confirmation and Marriage, make an appointment with the Padre at (613) 541-4223
MODESTY AT MASS
Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Modern culture has done a lot to erode away many of our traditions as well as decency and reverence.
Although the Catholic Church has no real dress code for proper attire when attending Mass, there IS an unwritten dress code that demands we are properly dressed out of respect, honor and reverence for the Real Presence of Our Lord. "Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest "– CCC 1387
When you dress for Mass, you are not dressing to impress others, you are dressing for God. In addition, just the very act of dressing up nicely and modestly for Mass makes children more inclined to behave better during Mass.
Ministers including, cantors, instrumentalists, choristers, lectors and extraordinary ministers should be particularly mindful of how they dress for Mass. They should be setting an example for the parishioners. It is highly disrespectful to administer Holy Communion to the faithful while dressed, say, in shorts and spaghetti strap tops.
Clothes say something about what we think, what we value. They also influence how we behave and feel. That our culture has become so casual about everything says something about us. I cannot exactly articulate it but it seems to say, “nothing is really all that important.” But that is not true. Going to God’s house IS important.