And I suppose he is. *rolls eyes* Well, here's what happened at Mass...
Fr. Matt: *walks to the pulpit* Well, this week's been a bit busy and so I didn't really have time to prepare a homily. Umm, Deacon, did you have anything prepared?
Deacon: *shakes his head no*
Fr. Matt: Hmm, well, I've heard of a few priest who will sometimes ask people to come up from the congregation to say a few words that the Holy Spirit has placed in them.
Congregation: *shifts nervously* Is that legal?
Fr. Matt: So let's see, any volunteers?
Congregation: *starts to get a bit nervous*
Fr. Matt: Ah... you. Why don't you come up and say a few things to us?
Lady-sitting-in-front-of-me: *just about has a heart attack*
Yaviel: *whispers to me* Is he supposed to do that?!?!?
My grandma: *to my sister Limwen* Does Fr. Matt do things like this often?
Guy-who-Fr.Matt-Called: *gets up and walks up to the alter*
Fr. Matt: Thanks so much. Here... I have an alb up here that I want you to wear while you are talking.
Guy: Cool! *starts to put it on backwards*
Fr. Matt: No, no... it goes the other way.
Congregation: *stares in horror*
Me: *watches Fr. Matt's smiling face suspiciously* Something's up...
Fr. Matt: Here, there's a cord that goes with that that you can wear too.
Guy: Oh sure!
Fr. Matt: And then this... usually just the deacon is allowed to wear it, but it's fine.
Congregation: *faints in shock and horror*
Fr. Matt: So, what's your name?
Fr. Matt: Last name?
Guy: *sigh* Poyo.
Congregation: *heaves a sigh of relief and claps*
So as it turned out it wasn't just a random member of the congregation that Fr. Matt pulled up to give a homily, it was speaker Deacon Ralph Poyo, who is scheduled to give a talk on Evangelization tonight. ;) I'm sure the talk will be fantastic - the homily was AMAZING.
Father Matt sure did have us all worried there for a bit though... *rolls eyes* After Mass he was grinning and walking around asking everyone if he had them worried. *laughs* It was great.