From a reader…
We have a wonderful 100 year old chapel with a marble interior here in Camarillo with a weekly EF Missa Cantata. I mention the marble since it magnifies sound greatly. We are blessed with several large families with beautifully behaved children. Unfortunately, we are also blessed with a few with fussy & crying wee bairns as well as unrestrained 3 & 4 year olds who tromp on the pews & in the aisles. Usually one of the parents will take the child outside until it calms down.
Today we had no such luck, the cacophony was such that our soft spoken priest was difficult to hear.
We do have a side room for these families & a sign pointing to it.
A little consideration for those of us who have raised our children already would be appreciated.
Any successful diplomatic suggestions?
Now that I have posted this, I am going to slink away and watch from afar.