Catholic Bee's- How often did/do you go to church?

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: *if you're getting or were married in the church*How often did/do you go to church?
    Less than once a month : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Once a month : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Once a week : (41 votes)
    49 %
    More than once a week : (10 votes)
    12 %
    Christmas and Easter : (10 votes)
    12 %
    We didn't/ don't : (14 votes)
    17 %
    Everyday : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2000

    Until we came here, once or twice a week. Now, since it is Spanish we go online A lot. Incidentally, we met in church and have been going to church together for about 14 years

     

     

     

    Post # 4
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    66 posts
    Worker bee

    @PinkStripes:  every Sunday to Mass and once a week for a prayer/worship group, a while back I used to go to youth group instead of the other group so in average is twice a week, if there’s something else I’m interested in/have time for I’ll go to that too.

    Post # 5
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We used to go every Sunday. Now we both have really weird schedules, and it is not often that I can make a mass. I/we probably go around once a month. Once I finish school, and am only working, I will have more time and can go to church every Sunday that I don’t work.

    Post # 6
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    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I am Catholic, DH is not, I go every Sunday, prior to marriage DH rarely went with me, now I would say he goes with me about 90% of the time. I will go more than once if there is a holy day in the week, DH usually ops out of those.

    Post # 7
    Member
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We have been trying to go once a week. I work some Sundays and the ones during the week – we miss due to work.

    Post # 8
    Member
    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Before we decided to get married in the catholic church we never went. Once we decided that’s where we wanted to get married (DH grew up catholic) we went every Sunday and every holy day. We missed only a couple times while we were on vacation and/or out of town.  I chose to become catholic and was confirmed about half way through our engagement.

    Post # 9
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    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We’re both Catholic and attended mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation before we were married, and continue to do so. I really look forward to Sunday mornings with my Husband. He serves during Mass at a tiny Carmelite Chapel, and then a group of us get breakfast afterward.

    Post # 10
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Never.Embarassed

    We always promised each other we would go the following Sunday, but then something always came up and/or we were just lazy.  I know, we’re terrible Catholics.  Luckily, the church we got married in allowed us to get married there as non-members, so their priest wasn’t aware of our lack of attendance.  We do plan on eventually joining this church because we want to raise our future children in the church.  So, hopefully we can get our butt in gear. 

    Post # 11
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    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We go every week and on holy days of obligation. For certain months, I am a lector at Mass 🙂 so at those times I had better show up or there won’t be anyone to do the readings!

    My husband sits up front in the congregation and air claps after I say “the Word of the Lord.”

    Then again I’m assigned to the 7:30 am Mass so he gets major props for coming with me and not just sticking with the 5:30 pm Mass (which we both go to when I’m not lectoring).

    @futuremrsgo:  see if you can fit in a Saturday vigil Mass! To me Saturday evening is easier than Sunday if I’m feeling lazy. Sundays are just a lazy procrastinating day in general lol.

    You can go to Mass at like 4:30 or 5:30 in the afternoon and then go out to dinner/parties/whatever you do on Saturday nights, it’s easier because you’re going to be leaving the house anyway. So you’ve got motivation!

    Post # 12
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Every Sunday

    Post # 13
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    2264 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    DH and i usually go every week and every day of holy obligation. Sometimes we skip a Sunday but usually we’re pretty good. It helps that both of our families are observant, and we tend to go to Sunday brunch after with them.

    Post # 14
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    5204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I was surprised that the church seems to have relaxed rules a lot for getting married in the chuch.  I understand you used to have to attend church regularly to be married in the church.  However, my sister got married in the church to her husband (who is non catholic and not baptized) and they are C&Es who don’t actually belong to a congregation.  As long as they promised to baptize their babies (which they have) they were good to go.

     

     

     

    Post # 15
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    I grew up Catholic and so did my FI, we have both had confirmation, but we do not practice anymore. Even growing up, my family would only go to church for Christmas and Easters (and baptisms, weddings or funerals). Ever since my dad’s mother passed, we stopped going, except for life events (again, baptism, wedding or funeral). FI and I chose not to get married in the Catholic church, we are having a civil ceremony instead. When we attend for other people’s life event, we both abstain from communion as we do not want to offend anyone’s faith by mimicking the gesture while not being sincere. We sit quietly at the back. 

    Post # 16
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We’ve been married almost 4 years.  Until we had our daughter, we were going every Sunday and very frequently to daily Masses as well though they didn’t take as high of a priority.  But with a kid, its tough.

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