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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It ain't necessarily so...


This past Sunday the homily was on vocations, as I'm sure it was in most parishes. After Mass the deacon's grandson was galavanting around the sacristy a bit and the priest asked him "How old are you now?" "Six" came the reply. Father said: "When you're ready, you can learn to serve Mass." And I added: "And maybe when you grow up, you'll become a priest. You only have to work one day a week, you know." His eyes lit up with that "Really? How cool" look. Father, of course howled at that. And I said to him, "it's great when they're six, they buy that - at eleven they get that "hey, I bet s/he's lying to me" look. Father said: "Are you kidding? My doctor tells me it's a good thing I'm sedentary.... I just let him think that's so...."

6 comments:

Ben S said...

Hope all is well on the left coast. Here on the right coast, the Holy Father is in town. He landed at Andrews, just a few miles from where I work. The big event is bringing out devout Catholics, those of good will, and, of course, all those who are rabidly anti-Catholic. The degree of hate is incredible here in D.C. but, by the Grace of God, love will conquer all. At first, traffic was a concern with the locals until it was pointed out that DC is fixing potholes. Wtopnews.com has all the latest on Pope Benedict's visit.

gemoftheocean said...

Ben! I just wish he wouldn't do the "same old, same old." Someone at the Vatican needs to get the guts to just throw a dart at a map of the United States and just go THERE. So if it lands in ... Ashtabula or Kokomo, or Grover's Corner he should go there. And we both know flapping gums at the UN doesn't do a bit of good. He'd be better off playing stickball up in Harlem that day.

And DC is always allegedly fixing potholes. In NYC there's supposedly a number 800-pot-hole.

Karen

Anonymous said...

Kareen.

Your hot flushes are boiling over. Take a pill and lie down.

Anonymous said...

Kareen.

Your hot flushes are boiling over. Take a pill and lie down.

gemoftheocean said...

Anon, sweetheart, you're the one with time on your hands, if anyone needs to lie down (before being put down) it's thee.

Amy Giglio said...

Anon. needs to learn how to spell.

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