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> Who Remembers Alter Girls?
Sandra1
post 24th Aug 2012, 08:19pm
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Does anyone remember alter girls?

I was one at St Bernards Nitshill and when I mention this to people they give me strange looks.

I read from the pulpit every Sunday 'The Offertry Antiphon'
Would be around 1966.when I was 10. Can't remeber how long I was one though!
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post 24th Aug 2012, 08:52pm
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Sandera, we have Altar girls in St. Bridget's and my 11yrs old g'daughter is one, so was her elder sister. They are following in the footsteps of their dad and their brother.


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post 24th Aug 2012, 09:15pm
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Hi Heather,

Glad they are still around........
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post 24th Aug 2012, 10:36pm
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Sandra, I have always remembered a funny event that happened in Lourde's with my son who was 16yrs old at the time.

Another boy who was in the same school as my son came to our Hotel one day and said he had been asked by his Priest if he could serve Mass that evening, and did he know another boy who could also serve.
So my son and this lad were serving for the Bishops and a load of Priests.

Mass started, and the Bishops came down the aisle in all their regalia and a long line of Priest behind them, then came the two altar Servers, in their t-shirts and denims. laugh.gif
No one had thought to check if there were Soutane's available for the boys until it was too late.
It looked so funny, some of us were sitting there holding our hands over our mouths trying not to laugh. laugh.gif
It's a pity I did not have my camera with me that night as it would have been a picture worth taken.


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post 25th Aug 2012, 05:47am
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I can imagine the earful the Bishop gave the priest after the service. laugh.gif

Most of the chapels I have been to here have mixed altar boys and girls
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post 25th Aug 2012, 07:58am
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When I saw the heading for this topic, I thought it was about Bangkok or Phuket. laugh.gif


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post 25th Aug 2012, 09:04am
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 25th Aug 2012, 10:13am) *
When I saw the heading for this topic, I thought it was about Bangkok or Phuket. laugh.gif


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post 25th Aug 2012, 01:20pm
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I certainly remember when it was only boys who served mass.

Once, in the 50s, I was on holiday with my family in Helensburgh and we attended mass at the local chapel. As was the custom at the time, an alter boy would cover the length of the alter rail before communion using a long piece of cloth that hung down on the other side. The alter boy went to the end and took hold of the cloth and "flicked" it so that it went over the alter rail from one side to the other in a wave biggrin.gif

The congregation burst out into a spontanious laugh, which of course caused the priest to turn round to see what was going on. He, of course, was not laughing and at the first opportunity did a "back of the head slap" on the boy laugh.gif .


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post 25th Aug 2012, 03:06pm
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Yes, all that goes on on.......I worked at a private hospital in Glasgow ........the nuns were trained nurses.........my then boyfriend (now my husband) his father was a bookie.

I used to take the bets from the nuns and phone them to my future father-in-law..Footbal scores and Grand National were the favourite bets.
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