Pope Benedict’s Retirement Party

The students have planned a social after our weekly Thursday night Mass tonight. They’ve requested people bring cats. My cats don’t like to travel, so I brought a stuffed tiger from my very early childhood. Here he is posing with my “Joseph’s Dream” icon in the background.


We’re celebrating a votive Mass for the Pope tonight. The Scriptures are:

  • Ezekiel 34:11-16
  • Psalm 23
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • Luke 22:24-30

What do you think? Over the top to have two readings about not lording it over others and leading by service?

How many priests will “forget” we have no pope and continue to mention “Benedict our pope” in the Eucharistic Prayer?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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3 Responses to Pope Benedict’s Retirement Party

  1. We may be religious or not, we may agree or disagree with Pope Benedict’s views, but I believe we must admire a decision that places the best interest of the Catholic Church above his personal prestige.

  2. Katherine says:

    I’m sure some priests will ‘forget’. Some will forget.

    I printed out the ‘sede vacante’ commemoration for the various forms of the Eucharistic prayer in a form that they could be easily cut apart and slipped into the Missal, and handed the sheet to my pastor.

  3. FrLarry says:

    A well-trimmed sticky note to cover the line in the EP is my method. Works every time.

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