In less than 15 years this parish will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. It isn’t too soon to start planning. One of the things on the wish list is a restoration of the church building. (N.B. restoration, not renovation) There is one thing, however, that I would like to change though I do not know if it is possible and perhaps you might be able to help. (No, not by sending in money – although if you want to it would not be refused!)
A few years ago while somewhere in Europe I came across a church (the only place I have ever seen it) where the kneelers were counterweighted so that when you stood up they slowly went up on their own and rested in an out-of-the-way upright position. Normally this would involve people bending over to grab or kicking up with their feet the kneeler accompanied by great banging usually while trying to start the Pater Noster. Like cell phones, totally distracting and annoying during the Mass. The only problem is, after great searching on the internet, I have failed to find anything.
Here’s where you come in . . . have you seen such beasts? Do you know who makes them? If you do, would you kindly let me know???
IN OTHER NEWS:
NEW PET PEEVE:
There was a sign in my home town the other day that pleaded, “School is in. Please drive slow.”
Apparently we really need school to be in. “Please drive slowLY. Drive SLOWLY. Cars are slow. People are slow. But one drives SLOWLY. We goed to skool in order to be teached that their.
( I know. Get over it. My grammer is not perfect either.)