Friday, August 20, 2010

Monday, August 8th 2005

It's the start of the school year for us teachers at Your Local Friendly High School, so I thought for this Flashback Friday I would share my return to college as a sophomore. Yes, last week was my return home from college and now we are headed back-it wasn't a very eventful summer I'm afraid to say. Enjoy! 

So hope everybody had a good weekend.  Mine was fair.  Or rather un-intresting.  I worked Saturday night, it wasn't even that busy and I made 100 bucks, that was cool.  Yesterday the main events were, go to church and decide that I am no longer going to attend St. Mad's.  Now I know this sounds trival considering I won't be home to go to church for almost 4 months but when I am home I won't be going there.  It is all bullshit and no longer religion and that is what upsets me so.  I just see all these little people who are on their stupid little power-trips and it just makes my blood boil.  Church is supposed to be about God and learning and following the life of Christ.  Not what we should sell in the gift shop and who the choir director is and I can go on and on.  So I will be content w/ St. Peter's at school and when I am home I will figure something new out.  Getting off my soap box now.
Ok, so other than that I have just been packing, etc.  I'm leaving Friday to stay w/Ash that night (yea! thanks so much girlie!) and then we move in on Saturday morning.  I still have to work this week but I guess the extra money will be good.  Lastly I finished my scrapbook for freshman year.  Very exciting.
Love to All,

This flashback is actually quite fitting since we are experiencing some major changes at St. Augustine's right now, which is the church I started attending with my parents when I was home from college and am a member of now that I'm living and working in the area again. Having my blowup with St. Madeline's was actually a blessing in disguise because it forced me to find a new church. St. Aug's is the smartest, most liberal Catholic church I've ever attended and I'm so proud to be a part of it. That is why it makes me very sad to announce that Father John Gillispie is no longer our Pastor. Because of some finical mumbo-jumbo with the dioceses the Bishop is transferring him to a new parish in St. Augustine, Fl. This is tragic, since Father John is the light at our church and the very reason it is so smart and liberal. He was ordained at St. Aug's and has been the pastor for the last 30 years! Now I'm not going to be leaving St. Aug's since our other 3 priests are just as wonderful in their own ways, but it makes me sad how political the higher ups in our church (I mean as a global church, not my local church) can be.

Love to all,
~the "always frustrated with the men that run our churches" gal, Jess


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