I spent a delightful hour and a half with our grade seven class on Friday afternoon, walking through the various parts of the Mass. By dismissal time we’d only got to the Eucharistic Prayer, but they were so keen that questions kept coming even after I promised we’d get together again.Their interest and enthusiasm wasn’t a huge surprise–many of them are faithful altar servers–but I sure didn’t expect the reaction when we came to the homily.I joked that this was the part of the Mass no-one really liked. There was an immediate chorus of objections. The students assured me that

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