I get a great Quaeritur via e-mail.
Thank you for your time and effort with WDTPRS and your website. [You're welcome.]
I’m a father of three children, raised with my brother in the early ’60′s by our wonderful traditional Catholic parents. (Both of us were busy servers just an alley walk away from Holy Cross Church for many years…how could we have known how close to Heaven we were then?)
My 6 year old twin girls discovered the "stash" of my brother’s and my play vestments, chalice, paten, and other liturgical items from our youth that we "played" Mass in our fabulous childhood.
Naturally, my girls immediately begged me and my wife to prepare them an altar so that they may reanact Mass. They are quite familiar with both the Novus Ordo English and Latin Mass from our parish of Old St. Mary’s in Cincinnati.
They’re 6 years old.! What shall we tell them Father?
I love the idea of children so captivated by Holy Mass that they want to do it also.
And I think it is most natural thing in the world.
Your concern is that girls shouldn’t be encouraged to think that they can say Mass, and rightly so.
Perhaps there is a way in which you could use those things to walk them through Mass, explaning it, without one of them acting the part of the priest?
That might give you the chance to spend time with them in a good pursuit, and help them understand Mass? I am not sure to what extent at 6 years you need to go into roles in the Church and sexual differences. You are their father and will know best about this.
I am sure that some of the readers will want to chime in, and as long as they write reasonable things, this is a good topic.
Finally, I think this is simply wonderful, the idea that children want to have Holy Mass, in their style, in the family home, which is the domestic Church!