Ex ore infantium

His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, posted a charming entry over at his place.

A lovely family that has occasionally come to my parish, recently moved into the area. I saw Mum & Dad and the children today and, as usual with newcomers, made sure that they knew they could come into the parish Social Club after Mass.

Having another good Catholic family move into the parish is always a bonus but today I was given an extra boost. The children are quite young and understandably a bit confused about moving house and everything that involves. One of the girls (aged 3 I think) asked Mummy “Are we going to our normal Church today?” Mum replied “No, we’re going to our new Church.” The little one then said “Oh, is that the Pope Benedict Church?”

That made my day! Viva Pope Benedict!

Also, WDTPRS congratulates the mighty parish of Our Lady of the Rosary for their feast day!

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  1. irishgirl says:

    That’s so sweet-I can just hear the little one’s British accent in saying this!

    ‘Ex ore infantium’, indeed!

    Happy Feast Day ‘in advance’ to the parish of ‘His Hermeneuticalness’!

  2. Alex P says:

    That’s so sweet! My niece- 6 this week- asked her dad(my brother) when the Pope was here:

    “Daddy, do the Pope’s friends call him Ben?”

    So innocent!

  3. Geremia says:

    I used to attend a church called the Church of the Resurrection, and I heard a story a young girl talking to her friend about what church she attends. She said, “I go to the Church of the Right Direction.” The truths little ones speak :)

  4. Jayna says:

    How lovely for Fr. Finnigan! Certainly a sign that he’s doing things right!

  5. RichR says:

    Cute story. Kids tend to be very uncomplicated. Too bad we aren’t all like that more often.

    Kudos to the good Father!

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