Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How some priests dress up for work

See how these priests act.

They come to a Holy event dressing like this....

And they put away the symbol of their ministry like this...

That is why liturgical abuse is no simple matter.  IT IS A BIG DEAL.

The laity like us, look to these men, as our teachers and guides.

How can you teach us "things of not of this world", when you act and dress up as if the Holy Mass you are celebrating is no different from your usual parish hall program or baranggay fiesta singing contest?

I once remembered a priest told me this:

Anyone can become a PhD holder by studying hard...
Anyone can become a prime minister, president, or king by popularity by charisma or by force...
But not everyone can use the same tactics used by those men to become a PRIEST.
Not everyone can summon God to earth and be in the appearance of bread and wine.

Not even angels can do that!

That is why I really wonder why some priests just take for granted that rare privilege that was granted to them!

This sign in the sacristy would definitely remind them of this awesome privilege and responsibility they have:

"Priest of God, celebrate this Mass as if it were your first Mass,
your last Mass, your only Mass."

Please dear priests!  In the Year of Faith, please SHOW FAITH TO US!

What you are doing is a holy thing!  SHOW IT!


Nothing means more to me or gives me greater joy than to celebrate Mass each day
and to serve God's people in the Church.
That has been true ever since the day of my ordination as a priest.
Nothing has ever changed this, not even becoming Pope."

~ Blessed Pope John Paul II ~

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