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Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick' Day


When I was in college for a few years I assisted at daily Mass. One of our priests (who years later became pastor of our parish) was a Irish as the proverbial Paddy's Pig. I had just set up everything for Mass and had laid out his vestments on the vesting bench and he strolled into the sacristy in his all black clericals. I thought I would have a bit of fun with him and challenged "Ha! What's an Irishman doing on St. Paddy's Day NOT wearing green?"

With that he carefully looked around to see if any old gossiping biddies were within eyesight line. No, they weren't. Then he gently pulled up a bit of the front of his shirt which had been tucked into his waistband and gently tugged up the top band of his boxers -- the greenest item of apparel I had ever seen or ever would see! I just howled.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the pope had a pair of red and white boxers with beer steins and pretzels on them.

6 comments:

swissmiss said...

Oh my! Definitely for the TMI file ;} At least he was a good Irishman and was wearing his green!

Angela M. said...

Our priest is Irish....I should have asked him the same question this morning LOL!

gemoftheocean said...

Believe me, I had a hard time not laughing at that Mass.

the Mom said...

What a hoot! God bless all Irish priests and all those who wish they were.

Tara said...

The green has to be showing--my priest--not wearing green said since it was holy week--he was exempt from wearing green--I believed him, because if I pinched him--he might just decide to retaliate--pinching a priest--not a good option.

gemoftheocean said...

Tara, it depends on how fast you can run. Or in your csse, can you out run Father's Bulldogs!

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