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.
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.
It's a pity I did not have my camera with me that night as it would have been a picture worth taken.