HEIGHT OR AGE?: You Make the Call!

So my dear friends Coke Kolstad, Jerry Olbright and Sister Martha, OSF -- a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity of Manitowoc, currently serving in Arizona -- attended the Saturday night Mass at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allouez last weekend. The beloved pastor, Bishop Robert Morneau, [H.O.Praem.] was presiding at the Vigil Mass. Bishop had the congregation out of the church in 45 minutes. Coke and Jerry -- faithful members of Old Saint Joe's -- feel as though they have figured out the homiletic situation that is taking place in our newly-established DePere/Allouez cluster.

With stopwatches in their hand, they have observed that Bishop Morneau's Masses last roughly 45 minutes. Father Sal's Masses hover right around 1 hour exactly. The pastor's Masses last 1 hour and 15 minutes. [Ironically, they missed my 59 minute Mass last weekend: Pastor's note!] Coke and Jerry have come to the conclusion that it's a matter of height! Bishop Morneau, being the shortest of the three guys also offers the 'shortest' Masses. Father Sal -- height-wise and minute-wise -- is somewhere in between. Father Jim, the tallest, offers the 'longest' Masses. ....Not a bad observation.

Nevertheless, Sister Martha considers a different perspective: Bishop Morneau is the oldest -- he has already said it all! Father Sal, again, is somewhere in between. Father Jim, the younger buck, still has soooo much to say -- feeling as though he has so much to convince you of... ... ...

So, is it height or age? You make the call!

PS: Given the forecast for 95+ degree weather on Sunday, you just might be surprised! (All bets are off!)


Anonymous said...

I think it's a combination of both; though the Bishop is the shortest, upon hearing his homily you know he is a man of great stature. Sal's homilies are always warm and inspired - many times I feel that his homily was written just for me. Now we come to our dear pastor: he is tall enough to oversee the whole church and if anyone is dozing, he turns up the volume and adds a bit more. I can attest to the fact that he "sees all". Upon asking if anyone got up on the wrong side of the bed today, one individual was brave enough to raise their hand (and I might the ONLY one in church brave enough to do so!) Of course, that person wanted to hide as our dear pastor called out the name!!!

Get your stopwatch ready for Sunday.

Anonymous said...

The Bishop, Sal and his Eminence - what a trio!

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