Liturgy Looks like Gumby got a job by Jeffrey Miller March 18, 2008 written by Jeffrey Miller March 18, 2008 as a cross. 5 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Call the police when somebody is viewing child pornography on a library computer next post Mental health risks associated with abortion You may also like Relevance over Reverence June 12, 2004 Cardinal Daniel DiNardo November 24, 2007 Playing fast and loose with the facts? August 17, 2007 Mass Roulette July 30, 2012 Indult delay November 9, 2006 Oran's you glad? June 12, 2005 Change everything except this June 14, 2006 Catholic Clergy Ask Bishops to Keep Mass HOLY October 31, 2007 Liturgical practices September 26, 2007 Heroes October 19, 2008 5 comments Angela December 31, 1969 - 7:00 pm Personally, as a 20-year-old who has been actively involved in youth ministry for more than seven years, when I see that photo, I lean towards that being a Mass during a retreat or something like that, out where there is no other place for Mass, and where you’re most likely to find a cross painted green. Can we try not to jump to negative conclusions? I could be wrong, but I like to hope that I’m not in this case. And I don’t think that’s a hope that’s too unfounded. Reply Clayton March 18, 2008 - 10:38 am Out of charity, I wanted to imagine that they were going for a “palm” effect. But then I saw what they placed on the altar… and under the altar. All that’s missing are the fridge magnets and chip clips… Reply Judith M. March 18, 2008 - 11:41 am Everything looks so fly-by-night–including the structure/tent in which they are worshipping. Dare we to hope that this Mass was impromptu and they did the best they could with what they had on hand? Although I confess, the Gumby-green cross does make that hypothesis quite implausible. Reply Dean Steinlage March 19, 2008 - 12:02 pm Once upon a time I was in the National Guard. I recall a fine Mass celibrated on the hood of a jeep in an open field. Wish people would quit being “relevant”, “current” and “inclusive”. Reply Laura March 24, 2008 - 12:23 pm Except why would a retreat be held ‘out where there is no other place for Mass?’ There are retreat centers surrounded by beautiful woods, parish halls, Catholic schools, monasteries with areas designated for lay retreats… all fine places for retreats that have chapels attached. 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.