Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dear Person who says all the responses in mass quicker than every one else and really really loudly...

... WHY?! Are you trying to throw everyone else off intentionally or do you just delight in being annoying as hell?

21 comments:

Heather said...

That person drives me CRAZY!!!

Jackie said...

He is annoying. lol

Dymphna said...

There's a guy like this at my parish. My husband and I call him Response Man.

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Kat,
Skip nursing, you should be a cartoonist.

Terry Nelson said...

Kat - do you do your own cartoons? Kool.

Jackie is a very attractive commenter BTW. I just thought someone ought to note that.

The Crescat said...

Terry, this blog has gotten me more dates then I care to elaborate. By all means, use blog for you match making needs.

The illustration is a natalie dee.

Just another mad Catholic said...

Perhpas you should get to the local Latin Mass community, only the server makes the responses there leaving everyone else to participate in their own way........... just saying :)

Patm said...

He is in EVERY parish, too! Argh!

itchingfootnotes said...

I grew up in the Worldwide Church of God, which had, among its other distinctives, its own little hymnal (though most of the hymns sounded more like dirges). There was a family who delighted in showing everyone that, no matter what hymn the song leader called out, they knew it by heart. So it extends to the Protestants as well (though WCGers would NEVER admit to being Protestant).

truthfinder said...

Reminds me that shortly after a close friend of ours returned to the church, my husband and I stood beside him at Mass. There was a woman behind us who rattled all the responses off at record speed; it was very distracting. Finally, at the end of the Creed, he turned toward her slightly and whispered back over his shoulder, "You win, lady!" :)

nazareth priest said...

I had a lady once tell me she "prayed to God real fast" so she could get onto other things...hmmmm...maybe it's better not to "pray so fast"...

saintos said...

Right after Jackie I said:

That guy bi-locates!

But I guess my comment wasn't as successful. Awesome comic by the way.

nazareth priest said...

Oh, and one more thought.
Our Latin Masses are "very slow" compared to some others. We take our time with the responses, which must drive some people absolutely MAD!
As the soup Nazi says, "Too bad for you!"

Lola said...

Say a little pray for the poor man, because he's probably got issues.

He/She may have OCD, like the poor girl who wrote " Amen Amen Amen" the girl who couldn't stop praying.

(But, avoidance therapy for you would be good too! I did that with one parish, and found that somehow the Good Lord made sure I'd be next to a 'breather' or a fidgiter or a farter. He sure does have a sense of humor. )

Donna said...

Oh, and the readers who are getting out their theatrical frustrations. . . . Drives me crazy.

Emilio III said...

In my parish he also personalizes his responses: "And also with you, father";"Lord, please hear our prayer."

And if the priest is not quick enough, he prompts him, although in a low voice. There is nothing like hearing somebody whispering "This is my body" from the pew behind you.

Smiley said...

oh the farter. have you noticed that the farter cannot fart during the lound parts of mass. he/she waits till there is silence and then lets it rip. ask your son he will tell ya

Rich said...

This combox is cracking me up.

We have a local priest that decided to put a stop to the Speedy Gonzalez's in the congregation by saying the Confiteor, Gloria, and the Creed veeeery slowly.

"IIIIIIIIIIII confess to Alllllllmighty God, and to yoooooooou my brothers and sisters, that IIIIIIII have sinned........"

Man, that really throws them off. But it makes you think about each word you're saying.

As for the farters, I think my 7 year-old saves it up for Mass because he seems to break wind every Sunday. The thing is, by the time you notice, it's too late, and you're having to ask him above a whisper if he did it just so the people around you know it wasn't you.

He'll proudly admit it if asked. Otherwise, he won't tell you.

shadowlands said...

He might be deaf, it causes that sort of thing(. You get nervous about when the right time to respond is, so you're using nerves and poor judgment when you make your decision to speak and also trying your best to worship appropriately.

pinksy82@comcast.net said...

"IIIIIIIIIIII confess to Alllllllmighty God, and to yoooooooou my brothers and sisters, that IIIIIIII have sinned........"

Who are you wonderful people? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL ROFLMAO.

Karen said...

We have a lot of that guy in our parish. They drive me insane.