When our family arrived home after Mass on Easter Sunday, our three-year-old son Augustine announced that he wanted to say Mass himself.
(Partly because he’s pious, partly because he just wanted the free graham cracker used to say Mass.)
So we got out the kids’ Mass kit—the same one that his older brother, Isaiah, began using when he was three years old—and let Augustine celebrate his own Easter liturgy.
Before he started I took out my iPhone so we record the Mass and share it with a few friends and family.
Later, I posted the video on Facebook.
I was stunned the next day when I logged in and saw that the video had already been watched over 20,000 times (!!).
Several people mentioned how it brought them joy, or reminded them of when they “said” Mass as children.
We’ve even had priests encourage us, affirming that saying Mass as a child was the seed of their vocation!
From Brandon Yogt