Sunday, December 17, 2006

I AM IN CHARGE!



EDITORIAL COMMENT

I AM IN CHARGE HERE!

“I am the person in charge here! I do not follow you; you take your lead from ME! I am the priest here! You do not keep ME waiting”, he exclaimed as he so rudely interrupted Mass to scold the visiting choir for keeping him waiting…


I attended Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows today. I had heard that OLS had invited our old Holy Spirit Parish Choir to sing at their 9:30 Mass. Anyone who has ever heard our old Holy Spirit Parish Choir knows how enjoyable Mass can be with them adding their magic to the celebration.

Two things:

1.) I understand that even before Mass got started, one of Our Lady of Sorrows' Eucharistic Ministers went up to the visiting Choir Director to tell him that he and his choir were not welcome at Our Lady of Sorrows. She said her feelings were backed by over 100 Our Lady of Sorrows' parishioners that were present at Mass.

Well, if that’s the case, why did you invite them there in the first place? This is a very talented group that has MUCH BETTER places to go than where they are not welcome! Mighty Christian of you folks over there at OLS!


2.) I also have no earthly idea who this Father Kelly is? Someone told me he was just a visitor at Our Lady of Sorrows. Based on his rambling 'lost my way' homely and his typical 'I am the priest' attitude, I think it is time Fr. Guss found someone else to help him with his Masses. This guy needs to be put out to pasture! Even if his guest choir was totally out of line, he could have at least had the decency of waiting to correct them until after Mass, instead of embarrassing them in front of everybody!

And we wonder why people are leaving the Catholic Church in droves… Dua!
~Kanickers

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

YES, I was at that mass and felt so sorry for the inconsiderate actions of the priest. Totally uncalled for!
On a more positive note, however, I guess you noticed that very few parishioners left their pews after mass, as is the norm at OLS, because of the wonderful music. They really brought the church alive with their music. It was just wonderful! I vote that we have them back very soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh sure. After the reception they got from those 100 good Christian Catholics and the priest, you think they will ever be back? Don't kid yourself.

Anonymous said...

What a great example this has been of our Catholic faith.

Anonymous said...

Why do these men get on their high horse? They are just men! I think that anything that helps you feel closer to God is good. Listening to these angelic voices helps me feel closer to the Holy Spirit, something I haven't felt since the choir left. How do we get them back?

Anonymous said...

These capon priests and their sycophants make me sick.

Kanickers said...

Good Ones! And YES, I had to look 'em up, too!

capon: a castrated rooster fattened for eating.

sycophant: one who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence.

Anonymous said...

Totally descriptive! My sentiments exactly.

Anonymous said...

Refreshing to know that none of this was of Fr. Guss' doing. He is one of the few 'real' priests that we have left in the Catholic Church!

Anonymous said...

Boy, do we have some of those sycophants at Holy Spirit. That's about all that is still left there! Is it possible to be a sycophant and still be a good Catholic?

Anonymous said...

We also happen to have the biggest capon priest on the planet at Holy Spirit!

Guy Hallman said...

Brum as a castrated rooster, a lot of crowing but no substance; yeah, that seems to fit.

Look up the Pharr weekly, Advance. The editor has a column this week (Dec. 20) about the sad state of Christianity. We are not alone. He can only find one local Christian pastor (Max Grubb) who speaks in support of real peace in public. Ours mouths the word "peace" but his total lack of sincerity is obvious for all to see. For all his fine vestments he remains the Pastor that has no clothes.

Anonymous said...

Our choir, whom now call themselves, "Voices of the Holy Spirit," have just been recently invited to go back to Our Lady of Sorrows in order to sing on January 21 & February 18. I wonder if this is a good idea after last Sunday's reprimand and public humiliation of the choir, lack of apology from the presiding priest, and the 100 so-called parishoners that didn't want the choir there in the first place? Is this the kind of environment that we want our choir and their families and friends to be subject to again and again? Any thoughts on this topic would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

To the choir,

Dont listen to those people that judge you wrongly. They are selfish, iggnorant, and dont know much about what it means to be a "child of christ's teachings". Unfortunately, God has not truly touched their lives with good talent and intelligence like yours.

On a weird, but totally random note, the church has been totally cleaned out of desks, tables, and boxes...pretty sad, eh? It gets emptier and emptier...there are only 3 or 4 people left working at Holy Spirit (aside from the elite volunteers that hold their heads high and their money waving).

~The Saddened Parishioner

St. John said...

Holy Spirit Parish is dead. You may have noticed that they have replaced the dove in the logo with what looks like a dead chicken. I say they rename it St. Harlot of Babylon Parish.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good, or maybe even, "Our Lady of the Blue Bird"!

Anonymous said...

That new logo..., every time I see it, it reminds me of the public open markets in developing countries where peasants bring their chickens for sale hanging from their feet from a stick.
It's very sad when a vengeful priest and his powerful loyalist in their rush to erase anything that remind them of the original Holy Spirit Parish, decides to change even a logo that was a true work of art, for something completely devoid of artistic value, copied straight from some cheap clip art program.
Maybe the new symbol is actually appropriate for the present state of this parish, we can begin calling Holy Spirit "The Church of the Dead Bird"