We heard babbling coming from the back of the church every now and again, the Mass wasn't paused and it was a joyful celebration. The best part was seeing all the babies coming up at Holy Communion! There were at least 20 babies! WOW! We've been lucky to have two or three in attendance at Mass at our parish lately (that I see). I think we've run them away. We know of 5 homeschooling families who have left our parish and several families we used to see are MIA.
It felt wonderful to be at Mass with all families and children being welcome. Not just welcome to stay in a closed room in the back. Life IS beautiful and babies are a beautiful reminder of that very thing. Their coos and babbles are special prayers to God, I am sure. Afterward, we had the blessing of throats (St. Blaise's feast day was Friday) A great start to Super Bowl Sunday!