Yesterday before the closing performance of the high school's spring musical, Mass was celebrated for the cast, crew and orchestra. This way, they make it easy for all the hardworking performers to attend Mass.
When TheDad and I arrived to watch the final performance, three separate parent volunteers informed us that Little Brother had been one of the readers at the Mass! They all said that he did a great job.
But at the cast party after the play, we got the full story from the director and the orchestra's conductor. The priest had asked for three volunteers to be readers. Little Brother was one of many volunteers, and he was chosen to read the responsorial Psalm.
One of the adults reviewed this responsibility with him, reminding him that after each stanza, he should raise his hand to indicate the congregation's turn to respond.
"I know about that," he replied matter-of-factly. "I go to church."