More and more we are hearing about the marginalization, and
lack of inclusion of women, in the texts of Scripture and in the
ecclesial institution. Just as the name of so many precursor women
in the Salvation History is unknown, I believe that without the
"I believe", that the children have also been left aside,
forgotten and marginalized.
Photo of Infocatólica.
It is said that there are fewer and fewer young people
and children participating in the liturgies of the Church.
The Liturgy seems to be only liturgy for adults.
A moment, and the role of the altar boys? Okay.
But, every time they are less and I believe that
in addition to going in procession -
if it is done - the children are not just to
bring cakes, put water and wine, ring the bell ...
Someone says: "that is not so true" the children, i
t has its catechesis, its youth groups,
it becomes a youth ministry.
Granted, that has existed and in some places it exists and
should continue to be done and should not be suppressed.
But, in the celebrations ...? T
hey can not take part, because they can not, and the
liturgy as such is unique and exclusive to the
ordained clergy. (1)
Each eucharistic, intergenerational, and interreligious celebration can not lose its pastoral and catechetical dimension: "This is my body that is being delivered by you, do this in memory of me." Luke 22:19. In this mandate or suggestion of Jesus: "DO" no one has been excluded, the commitment belongs to everyone.
* Roman Catholic Presbyter.
2) https://www.aciprensa.com/noticias/sepa-lo-que-debe-and-no-debe-hacerse-en- la-celebrating-de-la-misa