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My church purchased a new center to have Sunday Liturgies attended by a small number of people. Some of the deacons of this church decided to get together after the mass and work on cleaning the church, and trying to give it a "churchier" feel for lack of better word. We were given permission from one of our priests to do so. Every Friday night, there is a university youth meeting in the same place in which the university group sits in the same room in which we pray the Liturgy (the altar is there). There is a dividing barrier (about 1 or 1.5 meters high) between the church and the meeting area. They also play ping pong and other activities. I sent a text message to the priest in charge of the meeting, saying "Hey Abouna..." to let him know that the church has been cleaned and the activities should remain away from the prayer area. I later received an unexpected response which sounded negative and angry. I understand that I may have been wrong but I did not in any way mean it. He is a priest and I do respect that, but I feel hurt. I was angry and did say wrong things between me and my friends, and I do feel bad for that, and will certainly confess. I messaged him, and repeatedly called him, but he kept refusing my call, and then turned off the phone. I do not want to mention his name out of respect to him.
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