View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Haiku contest

The Ironic Catholic ( is running a haiku contest (with an emphasis on humor).

I’ve entered few – some of which have appeared previously in this blog.

Enjoy. Enter some of your own.

priest’s first homily –
parishioners now have taste
of Purgatory

Endless heat wave –
on days like this even
atheists pray

St. Patrick Father
preaching about the missions
seeks gold for his pot

young cantor
stands on stool to reach the mic
to reach the notes

Jesus called a thief
to be among his chosen –
there is hope

I'll forgive seven
times seventy-seven times –
just don't you forget

St. Rose of Lima’s
recipe for vanity –
add some pepper

reading the Gospel
the old priest loses his place –
Mass for vocations

air conditioner
breaks during August Mass -


Blogger Susan Rose, CSJP said...

This one is a true story ... the priest shall remain unnamed to protect the innocent:

“Jesus broke the cup”
Said the priest during the mass
Those in the pews laughed

1:01 AM  
Blogger Richard Grabman said...

Roman Catholic
verse in a Japanese form
should be in Latin

4:32 AM  

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