Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New Rectory

Hey! Just thought all my 'blog readers would like to see a picture of the New Rectory. It's right down Cunningham Road, but please be aware that the gates are normally closed. See you soon!


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Terrence Berres said...

"the gates are normally closed."

Does that mean General Absolution is by appointment only?

RobK said...

Wow, Father. That looks a tad Republican. I mean, what does Che say about this?

Che' Lovell said...

Well robk, I think you need to beer in mind that the rectory is really all of our houses with father Tim as mother/father and so it is to be expected that you know we all respect that because its really not about HIM. I mean he feels REALLY BAD about living in such a nice place but its for the good of the faith community because until the revolution is complete he has to deal with peoples in the language that they can get. And he was also cosntrained by the anonymous donation and all and has to respect that.

But really father tim's room is not very big at all only about 20' by 40' and the widescreen TV he reappropriated from the Fidel room and the sound system really isn't all that good you know and he needs the pool for his rheumatism which if you remember ACTS of the APOSTLES St Paul had this thorn in his side and he prayed but the god-spirit told him to get a hot tub.

Anyway even though you know his place is so much nicer than mine and I work a LOT HARDER and everything and my back hurts really bad too and all I'm really not at all jealous because he is such a good parent to everybody and you've got to respect the fact he gives so much of himself and everything because he only goes on retreat for five or six days a month except that really long one in the winter when he goes to Florida for golf evern though HE MADE ME stay at SOV2 when they all went on their "pilgrimage" and I didn't get to go to Louisville or anything but had to eat leftover pizza from the youth group meeting.


radtradchad said...


I can't believe anyone entrusted YOU with a mansion. You don't know the first thing about taste. That place is going to look like a frat house or Graceland by the time you're through with it. Besides, you people really need a healthy dose of asceticism; a few weeks in a cave may do you all some good.

Of course I'm not envious or anything; it would be a sin to be!

-Fr. Chadwick LeJanvier, SSLI

Anonymous said...

Fr. Tim,

Will there be a space in the new womanor (not just a MANor!) to store our handbells for handbell choir?

You should come hear us practice sometime. Mass of Creation sounds glorious with our 20 person group! With so many of us actively participating you'd think we were Methodists!!


paramedicgirl said...

Looks like it was designed by Father Dick Vosko, the cathedral rapist who has a long history of liturgical wrecktovations.

SmokeOfSatan said...

I'm a big Vosko afictionado, and the new rectory is not his style. It's much too pre-Vatican 2. However, wouldn't it be cool for Fr. Vosko to completely RENOVATE the rectory in the Spirit of Vatican 2?

Joan said...

No geodesic dome with geothermal heating and solar panels? What kind of priest ARE you, man?!?!

Che' Lovell said...

joan, I know where you're coming from because I was kind of worried about that too but Father Tim uses these things called CARBON OFFSETS which take all that extra CO2 out of the air. In fact Father Tim has a huge negative carbon footprint because he used the anonymous donations to purchase SOV2 trees which are CARBON SINKS and then we reinvested the money in the green leaf tea business. I'm going to post a bit about that here shortly so STAY TUNED for this exciting Ecochurch ministry update.


Father Tim said...

Hey! Well, I'm about to leave for retreat - the Expedition is all packed & gassed up, the CD changer is loaded with Haugen & Haas, and I'm ready for a much-needed spiritual break.

Before I leave, I wanted to address the problem that some of you seem to have with the Rectory.

First - your disdain for the Rectory smacks of Clericalism, and as I've said many times, I will not stand for Clericalism in my faith community!

Second - as my defenders have pointed out, the Rectory is much more than a "house for a priest," it's also a place for retreat and inspiration. I think when I become Bishop that I will also make this place into the Chancery.

Third - I don't know why people are complaining about the architecture. The Architecture is just fine for a house. Why make a house look like a church? Shouldn't we be making a church look like a house? Not a house-house like my rectory, but a comfy-cozy kind of house where people can focus on BEING church. Also, my good friend Fr. Rick Vosko just loves this rectory. He said it reminds him of his estate. You want to talk about money, Rick is just loaded! Of course, he earns every penny turning nasty old dungeons into beautiful worship spaces.

paramedicgirl said...

Well, you know what they say, Father Tim - the floor of hell is paved with the skulls of Spirit of Vatican II'ers...or something like that.