Suit Sunday at Iowa church encourages men to wear Sunday best for Mass
|photo: Catholic Globe|
MALLARD, Iowa — If you decided to attend Mass at St. Mary Church in Mallard recently, your eye may have been drawn to six adult men in dress suits.continue at The Compass
That’s because they are the Suit Sunday group.
However, it took a non-Catholic to spur this approach to Sunday-best attire, when informal — even quite casual — clothes are almost the norm for church attendees.
Vern Smith of Curlew, who had been attending the Methodist church, started going to Mass about 20 years ago when his son began serving Mass.
“It was just something I didn’t want to miss,” he told The Catholic Globe, newspaper of the Diocese of Sioux City.
Smith began noticing the men tended to wear suits on Easter and Christmas Eve, but not at the other Masses. It really struck Smith about three to five years ago when he saw a gentleman returning to his pew after receiving Communion.