Ringing the Bells

Ringing the Bell

Image from web:Ā Anglican Diocese of Niagara

Last week, I decided to give Max a day off from preschool. Instead, we had a lie-in, then went to Friday Mass. I don’t get an opportunity to bring him often, so I thought it would be a good idea.

As we sat waiting for Father Robert to start Mass, one of the regulars asked Max if he would like to ring the bell. Not the small hand held one, but the main one the whole parish hears (example in photo above). He agreed, so off he and Teddy went. He was so pleased with himself! Unfortunately, I didn’t have my phone with me, so couldn’t take a picture.

Once home, Max tried to bless me, by running his index finger across my forehead, in a horizontal line, but forgetting to do the vertical one, and said “For my Kingdom”. I chuckled on the inside, because he combined a few of the last words from the Lord’s Prayer with the Blessing (instead of receiving the Offering).

Needless to say, he’s looking forward to ringing the bells again – even though he couldn’t quite do so by himself. To be fair, I don’t think I would be able to either!

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12 thoughts on “Ringing the Bells

  1. laurelwolfelives says:

    What a wonderful experience! I can’t believe you didn’t have your phone! I giggled at the “running his finger across your forehead.”
    My son used to go to church with his friend, who was Catholic and he always thought you did the sign of the cross on your forehead. He said he was embarrassed when he did it and everybody else was crossing their chest. LOL

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  2. weggieboy says:

    A charming story, Persia! I can visualize a wee Max tugging on the rope, lacking the weight to activate the clapper but sure to enjoy the possibility of “one day…!”

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    • Persia says:

      Thanks! He was struggling moreso, as he was holding Teddy! But the gentleman was patient and kind enough to help Max out. Skinny child, you could see him looking up with a look on his face “Not sure how I’m going to do this!”. As you said, one day šŸ˜€.

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