...a full traditional Mass set...
...a new organ for the Church...
...a set of liturgical or spiritual books...
...money for church renovation or for scholars...
Pretty normal thing, right?
But wait till you see what this Pinoy priest, Fr. Santos Castillo of the Diocese of Joliet, wrote in his Multiply Account:
... just in case you are running out of ideas for gifts, this might help you get a better view.
Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 with Digital Imaging - Windows A01-00017. (I am hoping to get one of these to orgainze my poems and journals. Available in Best Buy. Price = $199.00) [Tech savvy, not bad.]
Instant Immersion German Deluxe Edition - Windows CS-199 (I want this to improve my German before I go for the World Youth day next year. Available in Best Buy. Price = $19.95) [Rosetta Stone is better. Watch out for the rest...]
Inside a Thug's Heart Angela Ardis, With Tupac Shakur (This is a book of personal journals and poetry by Tupac Shakur, and an exchange with Angela Ardis, yeah you see it. I don't know why I want it; maybe because of its honesty. Available in Barnes and Noble. Price = $16.80)
Elk Lake Track Jacket, white color, medium size. (Good for the winter, since I think I need more casual jackets. Exclusive at Abercrombie and Fitch. Price = 79.50)
Adirondack Trail Jacket, khaki color, medium size. (I actually love this one for the winter. If I do not get it as a gift, I will definitely buy it, regardless. Exclusive at Abercrombie & Fitch. Price = $129.90)
A&F Reversible Striped Hat, red color. (I keep losing these things, so I buy a few every year. Price = $24.50)
HugOO Comfort Pillow #SR359BLK. (These are so much fun to have around in bed... especially if you're celibate like yours truly. Heheheee. Available in Sharper Image. Price = $24.95)
Sliding 8x18 Pocket Binocular with Flashlight & Leather Case AK308 (Great for any situation. No, they are not x-ray vision binoculars. I mean, like going to concerts and plays, and stuff like that. Available in Sharper Image. Price = $59.95)
Serendipity Red Bed-In-A-Bag by Wamsutta (This one I really need. I am sleeping on worn and torn bedsheets. I need the king size. It does not even have to be this brand, as long as it's nice. I think I like something dark red, you know.. maroon. Available in Bed, Bath and Beyond. Price = $299.00)
Is there any place where I can buy TIME? I need that badly too... so if anyone can hook me up, please hurry up.
Is this a priest or what?
Can I wish for a priest less inclined to things of this world?
And I thought the Year of the Priest and the example of St. John Mary Vianney inspired them to greater simplicity, dedication to one's vocation, and holiness...