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Video of 3-year-old 'celebrating' Mass becomes online hit
cna ^ | May 9, 2013

Posted on 05/11/2013 4:27:38 PM PDT by NYer

Bogotá, Colombia, May 9, 2013 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A three-year-old Colombian boy has garnered attention across the internet for a video in which he dons priestly garments and “celebrates” Mass, reciting the liturgy from memory.

Samuel Jaramillo, who is an orphan, lives with his grandmother and an aunt in the city of Medellin. When family members posted a video of the boy pretending to celebrate Mass on YouTube, it gained rapid popularity, attracting nearly 300,000 views in just over a week.

His relatives told reporters that last Christmas, Jaramillo did not ask for toys like most kids his age. Instead, he wanted “priest’s clothes” and the objects necessary to “celebrate” Mass.

He has learned to recite the Mass from memory with the corresponding pauses, intonations and gestures of an experienced priest.

In a reflection published by El Colombiano, Father Daniel Monsalve noted Jaramillo’s “passion for what he says and the tenderness that inspires him” in the videos.

“Amid a changing world that is at times indifferent to religious matters, this child appears as a testimony of love for God and fascination for sacred celebrations, most certainly fostered by those who care for him and by the priest of his parish,” Fr. Monsalve wrote.

Cases like that of Jaramillo “should not only awaken religious fervor but also serve as an example for the promotion of priestly and religious vocations, supported always by the encouragement of parishes, seminaries and houses of formation,” he added.

Jaramillo’s aunt, Elizabeth Rojas Arango, said, “This isn’t something we taught him, and we don’t even attend church,” but Jaramillo goes to Mass every Sunday and on Tuesdays with his grandmother, Rosa Eva Arango.

Rojas Arango said the decision to post the videos of Samuel online was not “to try to make him popular, but because they are moving.”

Jaramillo knows the Creed by heart and even preaches his own homilies.

In an interview with RCN television, Jaramillo said he wants to be a priest when he grows up.

Fr. Monsalve said that when people see Jaramillo, “They will be amazed and will be unable to resist clicking on ‘Like’ or ‘Share.’ However, it will be God who continues speaking to humanity through the nobility and humility of his littlest children, the favorites of the Kingdom of Heaven.”

He also underscored the role of parents and relatives in the education of children.

“Parents and all those involved in the care of children must continue to fulfill that essential role of giving testimony and encouragement,” he said.


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Worship
KEYWORDS: liturgy
Watch Video - Niño Sacerdote - (Misa de Samuel Jaramillo Completa)
1 posted on 05/11/2013 4:27:38 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Absolutely adorable child, ping!


2 posted on 05/11/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

I don’t think most 3 year olds are capable of that


3 posted on 05/11/2013 4:30:42 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: NYer

Cardinal Dolan used to do this as a child, and he would make his family attend and play the various parts. But, I think CD was more like 6.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 4:32:11 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NYer

I can’t get this video to play on my computer. It keeps saying that “an error has occurred”. I went elsewhere to access it, and I got the message that the video contained a “malicious Java bot”.


5 posted on 05/11/2013 4:45:00 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I had no problems and no warning messages. Sorry, it didn’t work for you.


6 posted on 05/11/2013 4:55:16 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; RummyChick
My favorite vocation ad is still this one ..


7 posted on 05/11/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer
Wow!

Future Pope?

Maybe they could take a day or two to teach this little guy English, then send him over to me so he can help me learn the revised English translations of the "Nicene Creed" and the "Gloria"!   :-)

8 posted on 05/11/2013 5:00:05 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: NYer
You beat me to the Papal connection!

:-)

9 posted on 05/11/2013 5:02:03 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A lot of Catholics of my generation (pre-Vatican 2) played Mass. We also dressed up as nuns. I can still remember my mother fooling around with the bobby pins to keep my “habit” on. I think it was a pillowcase!


10 posted on 05/11/2013 5:11:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Here is another video. It was made by a local news station.

YouTube Video

And here is yet another one of the child saying mass.

Misa de Samuel

11 posted on 05/11/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: Heart-Rest

ROFL!!! If not him, perhaps his “sacristan” ; - )


12 posted on 05/11/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: miss marmelstein

I remember smashing down pieces of sandwich bread to be the “host”! :-) We once had a pastor in our church, who did the same thing as a child. Of course he became a priest later on to serve the “real” thing! We all learned that when we read he was coming to our parish.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 5:47:20 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: miss marmelstein

I remember smashing down pieces of sandwich bread to be the “host”! :-) We once had a pastor in our church, who did the same thing as a child. Of course he became a priest later on to serve the “real” thing! We all learned that when we read he was coming to our parish.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 5:49:01 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Oops, I got carried away with the “post” button; sorry!


15 posted on 05/11/2013 5:50:18 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: NYer

When I was in the second grade and was taught how to baptize someone in case of emergency. My cousin and I use to play that our dolls were dying and we had to do an emergency baptism. How sick was that?


16 posted on 05/11/2013 6:32:36 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: NYer

Can’t understand a thing that’s going on here.

Of course, being a traditional Tridentine Mass adherent I guess I wouldn’t.

That’s the problem with the post-Vatican II Novus Ordo mass in the vernacular: it varies so from country to country (as well as from parish to parish in the US) that when one is visiting it’s impossible to determine what is being said.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 6:34:26 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: NYer

Neither one of those will work for me. I keep getting “an error has occurred”. There must be something wrong with my computer.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 6:40:00 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Linda Frances

When I was in second grade my cousin and I used to pretend we were married to the Monkees. me, Davey Jones. She was Mickey Dolenz’s girl.


19 posted on 05/11/2013 7:35:04 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: dsutah

Yes, you had to smash down the plastic white bread to get the proper thinness. I’m wondering why we never used round cookie cutters to get the right shape...


20 posted on 05/11/2013 10:41:33 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: IbJensen
Can’t understand a thing that’s going on here. Of course, being a traditional Tridentine Mass adherent I guess I wouldn’t.

I practice my faith at a Maronite Catholic Church. What's so difficult to understand? The child - only 3 - has memorized the prayers, albeit in Spanish, and derives joy in 'celebrating' the mass. We hear his parents give the responses. How different is that from someone with no understanding of Latin, attending a TLM?

That’s the problem with the post-Vatican II Novus Ordo mass in the vernacular: it varies so from country to country (as well as from parish to parish in the US) that when one is visiting it’s impossible to determine what is being said.

Just curious; were you born before or after VC II?

21 posted on 05/12/2013 4:41:33 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: Linda Frances
When I was in the second grade and was taught how to baptize someone in case of emergency. My cousin and I use to play that our dolls were dying and we had to do an emergency baptism. How sick was that?

Not sick at all! How many catholics today understand that, in an emergency, they can perform this sacrament for the dying? In fact, in our secularized society, many so called "catholics" neglect to have their children baptized at all. That knowledge given to you in second grade is a beautiful gift. Perhaps some day, you may be the one who is responsible for a dying person entering the Kingdom of God.

22 posted on 05/12/2013 4:46:54 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

Born long before Vatican II.


23 posted on 05/12/2013 7:27:24 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: NYer

I finally got my video player to work. That truly is remarkable. I have sent it to our associate Pastor who is from Colombia and who is serving here in his first year as a priest.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 7:48:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NYer

Thank you! How wonderful!


25 posted on 05/12/2013 8:01:03 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My wife’s cousin also “celebrated Mass” as a kid. He used Necco wafers for the host.

And yes, he went on to become a priest.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 8:03:22 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I finally got my video player to work. That truly is remarkable. I have sent it to our associate Pastor who is from Colombia and who is serving here in his first year as a priest.

He is going to love it!!!

27 posted on 05/13/2013 5:47:45 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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