Thursday, April 16, 2009

Two Words That Should Never Never Never Go Together...

"Clown" + "Mass"





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, there is at least one priest in the great Archdiocese of Louisville who would challenge you to seltzer bottles at dawn over that posting...

Matt1618 said...

"What am I? In persona Bozo?" hehe

Matt1618 said...

But! But! Father! What about this? http://www.usccb.org/pcmrt/onmove/circus.shtml

Padre Paulus said...

This frightens me... I must say, though, that I like the idea of #6. So, what are you doing this summer Matt??? hahaha....

1. The local priest could visit the circus and traveling show to welcome the entertainers and to celebrate the Mass, with the homily mindful of the people.

2. A special liturgy, memorial service or a paraliturgy may be planned at the local parish or in an appropriate place at the circus or fair grounds, at a time convenient for the people. Posters can be displayed at the circus or fair grounds, inviting the show people to attend.

3. Pastors can organize volunteers to visit show people and assist them in preparing their children for the Sacraments and also invite the children to social gatherings of parish children.

4. Bible or scripture and Catholic information booths can be set up at fairs to interest visitors in learning and knowing more about the Church. Familiarity with the Bible can help show people to grow in faith through contact with the Word of God.

5. Religious sisters can serve in many ways: religious teaching, family help, or just giving witness by their presence and their sharing the life of the people.

6. Seminarians can be involved, through vacation programs, in a special kind of outreach. Show people respond to daily, ordinary friends who work at the same tasks in which they are engaged, and seminarians could provide this friendship.

7. Dioceses should seek the best pastoral means for work among show people.

Matt1618 said...

ah! lol! don't count it out! "Matt, we don't think you should go to IPF... there's a big circus coming to town and...well... we think you'll fit right in" hehe