Hey! Well, I had a really nice week over in Maggie Valley - I really needed to get my head back together after that whole "real new parish" thing a week ago. It was really cool. They had a seminar on whether Marty Haugen or David Haas was the best musician ever (we all had a good laugh about that one - it's like asking if grape kool-ade is better than strawberry kool-ade!) There were a lot of really neat exercises that I can't wait to bring to SOV2. And just wait until you hear my homily for Sunday! I've got a doozy in the works!
Now, for some unpleasant topics. I see there has been quite a hullabaloo here while I've been gone. Someone exploded the rectory, and I have been told that was Keith's friends who had some sort of "Math Lab" that went wrong. I'll say this just once - I don't want anyone doing math on the SOV2 campus grounds!!!!
In addition to the exploded rectory, I found the following note from my good friend Fr. Curt:
Well, I stuck it out here as long as I could, but I have to tell you that the parishioners here at Spirit of Vatican II are not the most welcoming bunch. No sooner had I arrived than they started bickering and fighting, and they were very unhelfpul on all the programs I tried to run. I hope I didn't cause any trouble by leaving early, but I had to get back to my mission parish at Molly's Butt.
PS: I found a bunch of gold cups and things under your bed. I could really use these to feed the Appallachian Poor, so I left you some clay cups that some of our indiginous peoples made. Also, we didn't have a stereo system or lounge chairs - I knew you wouldn't mind if we took these also. And we had a sort of tacit agreement that in exchange for covering for you in your absence, I could have all the available parish funds - I hope you don't mind but before I left we emptied out the bank account. There were a couple of bounced checks you should look into. As we were leaving we also noticed a really nice green-power mower that our parishioners will just love! Thanks again for your generosity to the poor. See you at the next conference!
Well, I have to say that I'm very disappointed in you parishioners. Fr. Curt was here to help out while I was out, and it looks like you were very mean to him. Was that being church? I don't think so!
But hey! Let's not get all hung up on negative vibes! After all, I could go on for days being mad about the explosion in the rectory ruining my collection of signed Marty Haugen LP's. But I won't! I'll just rejoice that Che, Keith, Todd, Eugene, Sister Fairah, and Maryann are back and we can all be church together!