Men In Black
A conversation after Mass with The Curate a couple of weeks ago turned to the vestments the parish has. On the whole the vestments are good due to some shrewd purchases by Monsignor. No horse blankets. The Curate wants a decent Roman set. I agree. I asked about black - the colour I want when my mortal remains are put back into the earth. "We haven't got any!" says The Curate. "How so?" I replied. "Someone got rid of them in the 1970s."
Just who in the heck did priests think they were disposing of sacred things to goodness knows who and goodness knows where, when many of these sacred things were gifted by the people of the parish? I am quietly putting together a fund to purchase a decent set of black for the parish, probably from HERE. Hopefully, the successors of Monsignor and The Curate will have the grace not to sell them.