Does it matter which church you go to?

December 17, 2010 9:49am CST
My friends have made a tradition to visit Our Lady of Manaoag before the year ends. My question is, Mama Mary is the same Mama Mary in whatever church you visit, does it matter which church you go to? There are quite a number who prefers to go to Baclaran church, Quiapo church and even to the Shrine of Lourdes in Medjugorje in the hope that their prayers would be answered through the intercession of our Mother. Is it wrong of me to think poorly of others who go to those mentioned places? For me, it is through faith that one believes and hopes for a better future. The place where we seek refuge doesnt have to matter at all. Why go too far when you can pray in silence in your room? If i hurt anyone, please do not get me wrong, i was just wondering on why you have to try too hard on the "physical" location when faith is a state of soul.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 11
Hello, I hope you don't mind my late reply. According to the church the most important things are the sacraments with the Eucharist as THE MOST important sacrament. With regards to the location I guess it's more like a "I will go this far for God" kind of thing. Which of course with the right intent, God accepts as pleasing.
• United States
17 Dec 10
I do not believe the actual same physical location matters at all. Our prayers are heard no matter which church we attend. I traditionally visit the same simply because of the location and the wonderful people I have interacted with for many years. If I per say move out of the location and have one closer, I may just frequent the closer one. I may still visit my current one simply because of the people I met throughout the years.