Friday, October 19, 2007

Why full immersian baptismal fonts aren't necessarilly good for the catholic church

We have a mass at 10:00 on Thursday nights. At the end of mass, before the final blessing, we allow students to make announcements about the events that are coming up. But, we limit the time because it can take up to ten minutes to get through them all. And, I'm exhausted.

There was one student who was taking soooo long to get his announcement in and, when we told him that, he slowed down. So, I flawlessly jumped the font and took the microphone away from him. I handed it on to the next person and started to jump back to the other side.

I say "started" because I FAILED! I ended up with my legs in the font and my torso on the other side. I felt totally embarrassed and wished that I could have just fallen through the floor into the basement. The students made me feel old because they were more worried about making sure I was alright than they were about mocking me. I deserved to be mocked. But, I did get my point across. Keep the line moving!

4 comments:

CBass said...

I couldn't agree more. Move along Tom! I was looking the other way when you jumped to get the microphone, so as I was turning, you came swooping out of nowhere. I admit, I was a little worried about your shins but then I had no problem laughing...a lot. You know this one is going down in STA history.

Domini Sumus said...

I'm sorry, but that mental image is hilarious. Glad you didn't get hurt.

Adoro te Devote said...

Oh my goodness! Talk about an embarassing moment...at least it's funny!

Kate :) said...

father crash to the rescue. :)