Etiquette & Attire
As a sign of respect for our Savior and Redeemer, it is important that special consideration be made to attire.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states “To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our
guest.” (CCC 1387)
Specifically, we should endeavor to be modest in dress, clean, and decent.Immodest dress, especially for women, distracts others and could cause them to sin in thought. Wearing one’s best is always encouraged and certainly reflects the importance of the Mass and our respect for Christ.