I have friends who have said that a child doesn't get anything out of going to Mass, but I have to differ. My two year old daughter seems to enjoy Mass every week, even if there are times where she seems to try to do everything possible to get out of the pew! She pays attention when the procession goes up to the altar, she dances around to the songs, puts the envelope in the basket. Just this Lent, my two year old on Ash Wednesday left Church telling me, "That was a good one, let's get more ashes! That was a very, very good one at church! I talked to Gary!" It occurred to me that she is getting something out of Mass, yes, even at the age of two.
|our six month old on Ash Wed.|