Humor Seminary Formationator by Jeffrey Miller May 10, 2007 written by Jeffrey Miller May 10, 2007 A reader sent me a link to a funny seminarian video making the rounds of St. Blogs. 15 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post I hate supporting Planned Parenthood next post All about me me You may also like 40 Days of Quadragesima March 6, 2003 “It’s cold in the old Church tonight” jokes January 27, 2014 Nunja October 3, 2011 Upon this Rockchain June 5, 2018 For Holy Days of Obligation October 31, 2012 POPe Music May 20, 2005 Saintly planning August 8, 2011 Lost in the Holy See October 6, 2005 Churchboat July 5, 2006 Spilling the beans on coffee January 14, 2003 15 comments Greg May 10, 2007 - 3:19 pm That was too classic. I loved the tackling of the priest. Reply Brian May 10, 2007 - 3:48 pm That’s the bottom line, because Deacon Stone Cold says so! Reply The Real Fathers May 10, 2007 - 3:51 pm And why is that “deacon,” like all the other presbyter wannabees, not wearing his cassock? His fatigues are proof positive that the Novus Ordo apostasy has rotted these “seminaries” to the core! Reply Fr. Totton May 10, 2007 - 4:20 pm Hmm, this is the sort of thing that is funny w/in context (an inside or in-house sort of joke) but may not be taken properly outside of those who know. These men were pre-theologians during my deacon year at Mundelein. I even get a few of the references, but I don’t think global distribution of the “formationator” is going to score Mundelein any points in Catholic blogdom. As far as the fatigues go, I am reminded of a senior priest in my diocese – now a venerable monsignor whose daily Mass I attended while a seminarian at home on break. Daily Mass was offered at 900am. Occasionally, during the summer, he would come in from mowing the lawn (a very small parish where he is the pastor, groundskeep, music director, etc.), wearing military fatigues (did I mention he had been a military chaplain?) – before vesting he would don his lightweight cassock and light the candles at the altar (in hindsight, I should have volunteered to serve those Masses which I attended). Reply Deacon Ryan May 10, 2007 - 6:03 pm Thanks for the posting the video! Deacon Ryan Diocese of Joliet Mundelein Seminary Reply Christopher May 10, 2007 - 7:24 pm If only all liturgical dance could be dealt with that way… Reply CarpeNoctem May 10, 2007 - 7:27 pm Oh, Fr. Joseph, come on. This is a riot. Yes, there is some flavor that you could only ‘get’ if you spent some time inside the house, but that is what we call esprit de corps… I think it is good for folks to see that. No, it is not a recruitment film you would send to a vocation director, but for a prospective to see it on the web and know that the guys are nowadays well-adjusted and can still have fun- that’s a winner. I think it is also good for folks to know that Mundelein seminarians nowadays actually go to morning prayer and can lampoon someone who thinks Arianism is ‘pastoral’. As for the cassocks, well I guess they’re still working on it. It is the Archdiocese of Chicago, afterall. What I am waiting for, with almost as much giddy excitement as ‘the’ Motu Proprio itself, is the announcement from the Liturgical Institute of a Tridentine Mass training course. Wow, now that will be awesome! (How far everything will have come compared to when we started, eh, guy?) Reply jml May 10, 2007 - 7:59 pm Looks like these men took their cues from Fr. Boyle, I don’t know if he’s still teaching. Father used to run the Bellarmine retreat house in my hometown and would ocassionally fill in on Sundays in our parish. Often his army boots, and fatigues visible under his vestments. Good news is these men are coming to a parish near you. Reply Maureen May 10, 2007 - 8:08 pm I love these seminary videos! Fun stuff! Also, I want a T-shirt with “Profess Chalcedon, or you’ll get a beatin’.” Reply Deacon Ryan May 10, 2007 - 8:33 pm It’s “or take a beating.” Reply Andrew, OP May 10, 2007 - 10:37 pm Terry Tate, Office Linebacker is the inspiration for this, and is much funnier: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6238953685626218421 Reply PBXVI May 11, 2007 - 1:34 am Jeff you’ve been tagged: http://catholicwarrior.blogspot.com/2007/05/about-me-meme-here-goes-another-meme.html I loved this video! Reply Bob the Ape May 11, 2007 - 7:24 am Can we turn the Formationator loose on the yodeling priest? Please? Reply Fr. Totton May 11, 2007 - 1:44 pm Fr. Donovan, You know, I think “The Liturgical Institute (which I do highly respect) presents: Tridentine Mass Training Workshop!” would be a great parody for the Curt Jester! Or perhaps our friends in the class of ’07 could work on that for us! BTW: Take it easy, I have lightened up considerably about the video! Reply gf May 14, 2007 - 6:43 pm Lack of seriousness plus rock is satanical. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.