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Linda Sapp
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Cross Lanes, WV
All over - Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Germany, Georgia
My father was in the Army so we traveled a lot. He had 2 tours of duty in Germany during non-combat times so he took us with him. Went to North High School and then 1 year at Ohio State Univ. Married Jim and we have 3 wonderful children, all of whom we're very proud, and currently 3 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild who is also very wonderful. I enjoy cooking, planting, sewing, reading and the computer.
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St. Bernadette's is a gorgeous church both outside and in. I would love to be able to go to St. Bernadette's every week and come home feeling fulfilled like we used to in our previous church but we simply cannot understand Father's homily. We can read the rest of the Mass (or most of it) in the accompanying books (and we can do that part at home) but we cannot read the homily nor can we understand Father's extremely broken English. I'm very sorry, Father. We are wondering how many other parishioners feel like us. Maybe you should print out a copy of your homily for those of us who don't understand you. We hate missing Mass and Eucharist. The accompanist blasts out the cantor and the choir so you can barely hear them. You do not need a microphone at the piano in that church. I'm sure the cantor and choir don't appreciate it. Nor did we. Turn down the volume, please. And why bother having ushers/greeters if they don't do their job? Where we came from everyone entering was greeted warmly and afterward did the same and handed them the bulletin. People around you smiled and spoke to you. Everyone enjoyed the Mass and singing. It was a warm friendly Church that once people visited there from out of state, they usually returned on their way home and many times returned more than once. We have been told that we were one of the friendliest churches they had ever been to and it was always a pleasure attending Mass there. They felt right at home. The priest was the same way. He smiled as he entered and left. He stood outside and greeted people as they came and left. We all mingled afterward and at the 9 am Masses, cookies and coffee were offered. I know all this because I worked in the office of our previous church in South Charleston, WV, for 28 years. And in those 28 years, I worked for four different priests. It was like Heaven. I only wish St. Bernadette were like it. We attended 5:30 pm Mass for several weeks but haven't returned. We are used to going to Mass every single week. The only times I missed were when I had my children. And even when they were infants and quite young, we would take turns going to Mass or watching the babies but each of us would attend Mass every week. In the event of a West Virginia-type snowfall, we had a distance of about 12 to 13 miles to drive to attend but we always made it to Mass. I have a friend in South Charleston who came to the Raleigh area a couple years ago and before we left he told me that we would not ever be able to find a warm and loving parish like the one there in South Charleston because he had looked and looked while he was here but never found one. And it's a real shame. You don't get the feeling of "belonging" here. Maybe we'll try it again in a while but not yet and maybe we'll try the Catholic Church in Apex.
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