Priest’s Retirement Dinner

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 3:58 AM
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Subject: Fwd: Priest's Retirement
Dinner




Retirement
Dinner

   

A priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25
years in the parish.  A leading local politician and member of
the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a
little speech at the dinner.

However, he was delayed, so the
priest decided to say his own few words while they waited:
'I got
my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard
here.  I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The
very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen
a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie
his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled
from his employer, had an affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal
drugs, and gave VD to his sister.   I was
appalled.
   
'As the days went on I learned
that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a
fine parish full of good and loving
people.'…
   
Just as the priest finished
his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being
late.  He immediately began to make the presentation and 
gave his talk:
   
'I'll never forget the
first day our parish priest arrived,' said the politician. 'In fact,
I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for
confession.'

Moral :  Never,  
Never
Never
Be Late
. 
You'll miss what was
said.

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