Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Am Proud To Be A "Catholic Dork"

Today was a fun day for me. It started off with going to the youth Mass at noon. It was catechetical Sunday so all of us catechists went up to receive a blessing from Father. I forgot just how many teachers there are teaching the faith in our parish until I saw the group that went up. There are a lot of us. I hope that we are all teaching the faith in the way we are supposed to...

After youth Mass I spent some time downstairs with some friends. While together, one of the guys in the group began talking about a church in Spencer, St Jude's, and how there is a priest there that he has never seen. None of us at the table had actually ever been to this parish... sadly, I am pretty sure I had never heard of this parish before today, so I became very curious about it. I jokingly said we should all take a road trip some day soon to find this church, and a large number of people at the table ended up wanting to go find it right then. So, we left the church in search of St. Jude's. We kind of got lost and past a street we were supposed to turn onto. We went aways longer on the high way then we should have, when I finally decided to turn around. We stopped at Dairy Queen where we got some ice cream and the directions to St. Jude's. When we finally found it at first we thought it was in a house... but the house was actually the parish center. We did not get to go inside and see it because they locked the little church up, and when I say little, I do mean it. It was a tiny building. The one nice thing about the area was the pretty statue they had of St. Jude.

I am very grateful to be surrounded by the friends that I am. I have realized that I am in a crowd of "Catholic Dorks," and honestly, I wouldn't want to hang out with any other people as much as them. I am proud to be one too. It is nice to have that kind of support around when the rest of the world tries to put you down for living against what society considers as "normal" behavior. It's like a nice place to land when I am around these people. The people that know exactly why I believe what I believe and love it just as much as I do. That kind of support is not always easy to find, and I am lucky to have it!!!!

3 comments:

Mike said...

Was this guy talking about Fr. Bill Ehalt? He's the priest up there last I knew. Anyways, I am certainly glad I'm not the only dork who finds pleasure in going to random Catholic churches.

And they are all over the place around here. Between St. Meinrad and Tell City, a 20-some mile distance, there are several little country Catholic churches. LOVE IT!

Mike

Mike said...

Was this guy talking about Fr. Bill Ehalt? He's the priest up there last I knew. Anyways, I am certainly glad I'm not the only dork who finds pleasure in going to random Catholic churches.

And they are all over the place around here. Between St. Meinrad and Tell City, a 20-some mile distance, there are several little country Catholic churches. LOVE IT!

Mike

Teresa said...

Yes, Kevin Doyle was talking about Fr. Bill Ehalt... sadly, Kevin did not get to meet him. :(