Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I missed my chance!

So, for Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral, the Blessing of Palms was done in the Daily Chapel, not back in the Narthex. To make room, the little 'face the people' altar was moved off to the side.

Well, in her haste, the sacristan did not replace it for Monday morning, so Fr. Snodgrass walks down for Mass and actually calls the maintenance guys to come in and move it back! WHAT?!?!? It was a perfect opportunity to say Mass as God intended, wasted!

So all during dinner, the conversation was something like this:

Me: "So do you think I can..."
Pastor interrupting: "No."

Little time later:
Me: "So, that thing's on wheels, huh?"
Pastor: "No!"

Towards desert:
Me: "Since it's so easy to move..."
Pastor interrupting again: "NO!"

Hmm..., got some work to do to soften up the guy....


Anonymous said...

"a perfect opportunity to say Mass as God intended, wasted!"


Anonymous said...

God Bless you Father, keep at him!!!!

Father Schnippel said...


I was being poetic!

Jen M said...

Hmmm.... And how DID God say Mass? Wasn't it sitting side-by-side with the disciples at the same table?

adoro said...

jen - actually, that was just the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood....he actually said Mass when dying on the cross.

Anonymous said...


wow. there's our Good Friday meditation on that Massless day...

Father Schnippel said...

Jen M,

I think you missed the 'humor' tag on the post, but Adoro backs it up nicely!

Fr. V said...


Funny - sounds like conversations around our dinner table.