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Please Hold the Chicken

Rebecca Sicree on the Childish Interruptions That Make Up Real Life

Our daughter Helena said her first word during the Children's Mass on Christmas Eve. It was baa.

I couldn't blame her. Our parish Christmas pageant takes place during the Children's Mass. There are no speaking parts. During the reading of the Gospel, costumed children process down the aisle and take their places in a silent tableau in front of the altar. A . . .

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Rebecca Sicree writes from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. She and her family attend Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in nearby State College. She and her husband Andrew have ten children, six of whom are now adults.

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