our Sunday best, or at least wearing decent attire, is done to honour
our Lord and to remind ourselves that every Mass is an extremely special
event. This is also why priests get dressed up in fancy liturgical
vestments. Think about it, God actually comes to us in the Eucharist!
The sacrifice of Calvary actually becomes present on our altars and we
are fortunate to benefit by our participation in offering this Sacrifice
in union with Jesus to our heavenly Father. It is because of this
sacrifice of Jesus that we have had our sins forgiven and no longer have
to fear Hell but can hope for Heaven. When coming to church, women
traditionally covered their heads with a veil, and can still do so or
wear hats in church. Men are not permitted to wear a hat or any head
covering in church. An exception might be someone who has to wear a head
bandana on account of his unsightly surgical scars. Other exceptions
might be a priest’s biretta or a bishop’s miter.