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Overheard in the rectory: no compliments, please

This was conveyed to me today by the parishioner in the story, who wanted to know if I’d heard about it.

It was concerning my homily last weekend. Knowing the priest involved, I thought this was hysterical — and typical:

Parishioner to priest: Father, someone sitting behind me said something so nice about the Deacon’s homily. After he finished, one person turned to another and said, “Very impressive.” I thought that was so nice. Will you pass that along to Deacon Greg?

Priest: Absolutely not.

He was true to his word.

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Civitas Occiduus

posted August 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Technically, that's hearsay. Can you really claim that one was "overheard" in the Rectory?

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Deacon Greg Kandra

posted August 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Well, it's my category, I can do what I want with it. :-)This is just a place for funny, bizarre, sometimes ridiculous soundbites from parish life. And this one, I have to say, still makes me laugh. :-) DGK

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Meredith Gould

posted August 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

Rueful laughter of recognition from me! Lots of stories to tell (not hearsay!) but 98% unprintable!

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