It's prom-ish, though, so give me a break.
Anyway, this story comes from a friend of mine who witnessed a sparkle of awesome in her home parish Saturday night at her vigil mass.
As folks made their way up for Communion, she noticed that many in line were decked out in prom attire.
Gowns, tuxes, suits with the jazzy colored vests - senior prom students were attending the vigil!!!
That's right, folks - these wonderful young men and women were witnessing their faith on the very night that most teens throw common sense to the wind. How awesome is that?
Apparently the priest closed the Mass by saying, "God bless your evening, and don't do anything against the teachings of the Church."
When my friend heard these things after witnessing the prom-goers in their pews, she got teary-eyed. Why wouldn't she? My heart swelled by three sizes as I thanked the Lord for their steadfast faith. May their parents be blessed for instilling their children with such reverence. May the entire community be blessed for supporting them in their walk of faith! Well done!
I wanted to share that with you folks. I really hope my son is still holding fast to his faith when he's prom-going age. God-willing, he doesn't shy away from inviting his date to Mass as a pre-game to the prom! Ha ha ha!