Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New OCP Dress Code

Hey everybody! Kip wanted me to rush out this announcement so that everybody has time to get ready for the big Christmas celebrations. First off, here is the Christmas mass schedule:

Christmas Eve:
  • 4:00 pm: Children's Mass
  • 5:30 pm: Youth Mass
  • 7:00 pm: Pet Mass
  • 8:30 pm: Mexican Mass
  • 9:45 pm: Mexican Youth Mass
Christmas Day:
  • 12:00 am: Midnight Ecumenical Mass (with Al-Hasqa Mosque)
  • 11:00 am: Christmas Day Mass
Whew! Now that that's over with, I have to tell you about a new policy. Apparently the OCP requires that, in order to conform to their liturgical guide, all faith communicants adhere to the dress code associated with the particular liturgical format of the mass that they're going to. Starting after Christmas, we're going to be having three different mass types:
  • One with the Spirit: This is a casual mass - let your hair down!
  • Burning with the Spirit: This is very similar to our current progressive mass
  • That Old Tyme Faithe: This is new to SOV2, it's a sort of traditional mass
Now, I know what some of you are thinking: "A traddie mass at SOV2!?" Well, I wasn't super happy about it either, but apparently OCP has done some studies and they think we can maximize our revenues by appealing to some of the traddie types, while luring them into a more progressive spirituality. So what the heck! I may have to bring Fr. Juno in to do some of the parts of the mass that I've forgotten how to do.

So, like I said, the OCP requires that in order to have a valid mass, the faith communicants must adhere to the dress code stipulated by the OCP liturgical guide. The following outfits are approved by OCP and can be purchased at their on-line site. The new OCP ushers will not let anybody into the worship space who doesn't conform to the new policy. So without further ado, in popular men's & womyn's styles, here are the new clothes you have to wear.

Old Tyme Faithe (traditional):

Burning for Change (progressive):

Moved by the Spirit (casual):


Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

hey, cool! The third kind is barefoot!

Che' Lovell said...

Hey Father Tim,

It's me Che'. Which mass can I wear my beret too?

Deacon Bernadette Carnahan said...

So where do denim clerical shirts fit in?

Laurie said...
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Deacon Bernadette Carnahan said...

Also, I have to say that I'm angered at this ruling on OCP's part that there are DIFFERENT prescribed clothing for men and womyn. I find it offensive and very much against everything that SOV2 is about.

Anonymous said...

Rev. Tim,
Please see my comments on the "Some Changes at SOV2" thread.
Agent Jones

Che' Lovell said...

Father Tim,

Am I right? Did the OCP also ban fat people at SOV2? That is awesome!

Kerri said she likes all three, though I think I like the casual one the best. My only concern like I mentioned above is that you can't where berets. I mean berets are really important to me and I hope the OCP understands that without berets a lot of people I know are not going to come to mass because berets symbolize are support for endogeneous peoples.


ignorant redneck said...

I ayn't gonna sai it moren oncet--I iz gonna wheare my overtalls an gimme cap. Ifn ya'll ar gonna diskimenate gainst us appallachiyan fokways folk, i just be brinun my kuzzin Klem an thee punt gunne.

Thet there deacon lady needs owr supports.

Alexander said...

About the woman in the first picture:

1. She is not wearing a head cover.
2. Not enough covering on the arms (needs a little bit more)
3. Dress is too short and probably too tight.

That is certainly not “Old Tyme Faithe.”