I Can’t Hear at Mass!
I have been a Catholic all my life and I finally have to have my say about many missed sermons due to sound systems not working properly.
I know that priests take hours sometimes to write their sermons or learn them, but when reading to the public, not everyone can hear what is being said.
That is unacceptable, as we miss what the priest is trying to tell us unless we sit at the front of the altar, and sometimes that doesn’t help either.
I unfortunately lost my sister-in-law recently and attended the funeral at a Catholic church in Northcliff.
I was so embarrassed for the non-Catholics there as they could not hear this wonderful priest’s homily — he just mumbled on like he was talking to himself, and the whole thing was lost due to not being able to hear what he was saying.
Those people at the funeral wanted to hear something that had meaning for them, but not one person heard what was being said.
It was so disappointing and I know sound systems are expensive, but please do something about it. It is essential, especially to outsiders who visit our churches with open minds and go out of the service feeling totally untouched.
I love my Catholic Church but it’s time, please, it cannot go on like this! And no, I am not deaf yet, just disappointed.