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downjim

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Re: Club mass
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 07:09:31 PM »
I donít a priest charges for mass but most people make a donation to him.

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Re: Club mass
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 08:43:28 PM »
No fan of the church and definitely support separation of church from everything but I see no harm in having a mass for club members. Go or dont go, its up to the individual. Of course the priest should waive his 50 euro fee for such a community event.

Here, whatís the deal with paying for such masses? Isnít it the priests duty to say mass for his parishioners?

No different to anyone else getting a mass said, if the priest wants to waive his fee its down to him.
But the Parish is the community it won't be able to function running at a loss, much the same as the GAA club. Im sure the treasurer would have a thing or two to say about  waiving the entrance fee for matches

The money goes to the priest in most cases.

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Re: Club mass
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 09:09:13 PM »
No fan of the church and definitely support separation of church from everything but I see no harm in having a mass for club members. Go or dont go, its up to the individual. Of course the priest should waive his 50 euro fee for such a community event.

Here, whatís the deal with paying for such masses? Isnít it the priests duty to say mass for his parishioners?

No different to anyone else getting a mass said, if the priest wants to waive his fee its down to him.
But the Parish is the community it won't be able to function running at a loss, much the same as the GAA club. Im sure the treasurer would have a thing or two to say about  waiving the entrance fee for matches

The money goes to the priest in most cases.

In a lot of clubs, isnít the parish priest the honorary president of the club? Canít imagine him hitting them up for Ä50 if he is.

I know of clubs that have suffered a lot of tragedy and the annual mass is a great way to bring people together., but that being said it could just as easily be held in the parish church as the club house

I know of one club where the mass coincided with a bingo night and the members couldnít hardly even get in the door there was such a throng

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Re: Club mass
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 10:28:37 PM »
No fan of the church and definitely support separation of church from everything but I see no harm in having a mass for club members. Go or dont go, its up to the individual. Of course the priest should waive his 50 euro fee for such a community event.

Here, whatís the deal with paying for such masses? Isnít it the priests duty to say mass for his parishioners?

No different to anyone else getting a mass said, if the priest wants to waive his fee its down to him.
But the Parish is the community it won't be able to function running at a loss, much the same as the GAA club. Im sure the treasurer would have a thing or two to say about  waiving the entrance fee for matches

The money goes to the priest in most cases.

Not always esp on a Sunday when he is likely saying multiple masses.
Anyway if he does its likely a special out of schedule mass or a regular schedule mass for which he would be getting it for anyway.

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Re: Club mass
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 08:39:59 AM »
The issue with a Club Mass is that it is almost stating this is the official religion of the GAA or particularly the Club and could feel exclusionary to people of other faiths, its probably not a big deal to most Atheists or such because we are used to religious ceremony being used more like culture than devotion in Irish society and it doesn't really matter the brand.

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Re: Club mass
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 10:11:39 AM »


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Re: Club mass
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 11:12:50 AM »
Iím a senior official in my club and wouldnít attend a club mass if it took place in my living room.

That said I genuinely understand why some people expect and enjoy such a service, and Iíll wholeheartedly support any proposals for the ceremony to be continued, so long as those who want it understand that itís not for everyone.

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Re: Club mass
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2019, 11:32:01 AM »

Amen to that