(Closed) Tricky Lent question

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: I would throw in enough to cover what you need and be done with it. I wouldn’t waste my money on something I’m not even going to eat. I don’t think you should feel bad about it, or that anyone should make a big deal out of it either.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Perhaps you should just explain the situation then.  I don’t think it’s fair to you to pay so much for something you’re not going to enjoy or even eat.  Hopefully they’ll understand and hopefully the Red Sox get a win for ya. 😉

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SoontobeMrsA: So I heard last night.  Hoping that all changes.  Can’t imagine such a rough start.  But at least it’s only the beginning.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hmmm…that’s tricky.  Is everyone else throwing in 30?   The reason I ask….even for the people that WILL be eating meat….some will eat more than others, so should they pay more?    No one’s going to be going around to make sure everyone ate their 30 dollars worth, or refunding their money if they paid 30 but only ate 10 dollars worth….

I say just participate in the payment for the food, don’t eat the meat, have fun with your family.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SoontobeMrsA: Here’s to sports! The stress, frustrations, excitement, and anticipation! Enjoy your game! I hope to see the Phillies some time this year. J surprisingly told me to save the money for the wedding.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@SoontobeMrsA:   I don’t know what the “rules” are in your religion…but I would let my daughter eat the chicken, she doesn’t grasp what lent is all about probably and is maybe not old enough to voluntarily participate yet. 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SoontobeMrsA: Yeah, I think you should.  It’s only one day.  Maybe you can make it up on Sunday since that’s supposed to be the “free-for-all” day anyways.  

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I also think you shoud chip in the normal amount, and feed your daughter whatever she wants to eat. Kids are excluded from Lent/meatless Fridays anyway, so let her eat and enjoy herself.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wish I was exempted as a child!  I went to a catholic school from pre-k to 8th grade and it was drilled in our heads.  Also I lived with my grandmother who is very religious. I didn’t have a choice. 

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