The Hospitality and Inclusion Committee (HIC) of Saint Pathetica Catholic Community (SPCC) recently unveiled new cheerios dispensers in the gathering space of its worship space. "We noticed that many parents were bringing little plastic bags of cheerios for their little ones to munch on during the liturgy," explained chairperson Sheila Smith-Jones. "We noticed all the crumbs that were left behind and it made us think of John 6:12-13," added Permanent Deacon Dave (PDD). Concerned that parents were being forced to provide their own cheerios, thus introducing a division between those who brought cheerios and those who brought none (see 1 Corinthians 11:18-20), the HIC recognized its responsibility to provide restlessness care to all God's children. Hence the cheerios dispenser (see Leviticus 2:1-16).
The dispenser was dedicated last Sunday during the 11:00 liturgy, just before the moment when those children old enough to walk were dismissed for the Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) and the RCIA group left to do Breaking Open the Word (BOW). Parish music director Gary Dreamweaver led the Contemporary Choir in his newly-composed song, "The Most Important Meal of All" as Father Bob distributed smoking cereal bowls of incense to several middle-aged ladies, who honored the assembly with the sweet fragrance.