By Fr Joe Babendreier
Sylvia likes to go to Mass at St Patrick’s. One of her children has already finished university studies, one is doing accounting and the other three are still at home. They go to church either with her or with Samuel, her husband. St Patrick’s is close by and she belongs to the choir.
When it comes time for a special ceremony, like baptising her children, the family goes to St Paul’s Chapel near the University of Nairobi because that’s where the couple got married. Sylvia thinks of St Paul’s as “her church”. She is a member of the CWA there.
Samuel doesn’t like the choir at St Patrick’s. “Too many notes” is the phrase he uses to describe his feelings on the matter. (He has been careful never to mention this to his wife.) He’s tone deaf anyway. He prefers going to any early Mass where….