18 February 2008

Please read your parish bulletins

The following is a plea on behalf of my brother priests, who no doubt experience the same: please, please read your parish bulletins. Doing so will save you from unnecessarily irritating your parish priest who has to answer silly questions with the same answer.

One telephone conversation from earlier this morning:

Me: Good morning. St. Anthony's.

Caller: Is Robin [the secretary] there?

Me: I'm sorry, the office is closed.

Caller: Is Charlie [the business administrator] there, then?

Me: No [rather irritated now], the office is closed.

Reading your bulletin would have uncovered this little note:
CLOSED: Parishes Offices will be Closed Monday, February 18th. (Bold original.)

Thank you, and have a good day.

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