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Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy 54th Anniversary


today to the Sainted Father "don't call me msgr. , I work for a living" S. who is recovering in rehab after some dingleberry of a doctor didn't catch the fact that when he banged up his knee during Holy Week he also managed to pop out the nifty titanium ball and socket hip joint that he had put in in 2000. X-rays ("gee, skippy, I still hurt like all get out") two-three weeks after the event revealed this. Depending if all is a-okay, he'll probably be released this Sunday or the one after.

The bishop visited him and all that jazz - and a certain parish where he says daily Mass knows, and visited, but a certain pastor at a certain church where until for the last 30 years he's been the supply priest on Sunday until he was sumarily retired without being told doesn't know. I would have told a certain pastor had he inquired, but for right now I'm not saying zip. Except, of course, to the blogosphere. Keep him on YOUR prayer list, because for right now, despite the pastor having initially stated that "he'd fractured his leg" [untrue] it didn't occur to "The powers that be" that perhaps if this really was the case, then perhaps, as a nice gesture, someone (oh, I don't know, say...the pastor) would have put him on the list. Now, it *may* be possible that the pastor in question tried to reach him by phone and couldn't (seeing as how the operation to repair said joint) was done quickly and he didn't go back home for even a toothbrush before admission to hospital ... but, given he wasn't even on the prayer list....from the alleged fracture.....if I were a betting woman....

"30 years of service, and I didn't even get on the 'pray for' list at Mass." Gee, like no one else has noticed.

6 comments:

DigiHairshirt said...

Well, dang it, Karen, I am going to make sure the Sainted Fr. Shipley is on our bloody prayer list at St. Joseph's!

Nothing like having a small squadron o' abuelitas beseeching La Virgen for his recovery, as well as various other santos.

Er, can I get that first name again for him . . .?

Kit Brookside said...

Sheesh - nothing like being underappreciated. Poor guy! Prayers on the way from the Slightly North of Nowhere Brook dwellers...

Tara said...

Ouch! How incredibly painful that must have been for him, and then nobody prayed, double ouch! He's on my prayer list.

gemoftheocean said...

digi William. But try to refer to "Fr. S." as I prefer you-know-who not to google anything "findable." Not that *he* would look but his confreres might and tell him!

Oh, I'm sure people have been praying for him....just not "officially."

Sheesh.

DigiHairshirt said...

Karen, he's on the list at St. Joe's!

gemoftheocean said...

Digi, thanks!

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