Peter’s in Rome, you cannot wear shorts, or very short skirts, or halter tops, tank tops, etc…the guards at the entrance offer shawls for cover up
While I always make it a point to dress nicely when I attend mass, I think it’s more important for people to attend, even if they are dressed casually. Women should be aware of not wearing short that are too short or right, or very low cut shirts. Modesty is essential, it’s inappropriate to dress as though one is going to a nightclub. But if it means wearing a clean pair of jeans and a casual shirt to attend New York fast cash mass, so be it. The important thing is to attend.
I think you missed the point here. Would you wear a pair of jeans to the White House? Would you wear a pair of jeans to a formal dinner? We don’t think twice about dressing appropriate to impress others but we accept dressing down for our Lord at Mass? That doesn’t make any sense …….
It seems to be worse during funerals and weddings
I always ask my kids “If grandma is embarrassed to sit by you at church then you should not wear it.” Modest also means not over dressing, too. Like school, church became a fashion contest and has the money to buy the expensive clothes.
To go into St. .there are even women ON THE ALTAR who wear very low cut tops and shorts 4 or 5 inches above their knees…how can the altar boys concentrate when they are staring at the woman across the altar who is trying to pull her skirt down a bit…unsuccessfully. And when men come up to receive communion from a woman whose breasts are flowing over, they get embarrassed…our priests are afraid to say anything…I’ve seen people go into Protestand Churches and Synagogues for services and they are dressed appropriately…the issue of what to wear need not be complicated…and I would not start with wearing ‘hard shoes’ … just simply at first…skirts below the knee, no haltars or tank tops, no spaghetti straps…but I would start teaching about this in the winter…explaining that if we were going to see the Pope or the President, we would dress appropriately…we come to worship the Lord Jesus Christ, present on our altars…people would come to understand in time…
I am a church organist and while appropriate dress is important, it makes me happy to see kids in church whether they have jeans or dress pants on. On the other hand, its the gum chewing I can’t stand. I wish priests would address that issue more.
Clean, subdued and modest clothing should be worn to Mass. Get rid of Hollywood, and you will get rid of a whole lot of filth.
Clean, subdued and modest clothing should be worn at Mass. Hollywood has done more harm than good. Get rid of Hollywood and you will get rid of a whole lot of filth.
Internal formation must take place before the external formation. What you see is only a testimony of what is going on spiritually inside the soul. For instance, beach attire in church would reflect a soul that equates going to Mass with going to the beach….it is just one more thing to do….with no sense of profound communion with the King of Kings. Immodesty reflects a soul that is caught up in cultural seductiveness and has no sense of holy ground. Internal formation is necessary, good shepherds must help souls to know the living Christ and respect their bodies as His temple.