For Swiss Guard

What better place to have a birthday party for a trad Catholic than in the TC forum…

It’s a party and you’re all invited! Say happy birthday to Swiss Guard, and let’s celebrate! I’ll bring the cake.

Cake? :tsktsk:

Dont be forgetting that it’s Lent now. Why would Swiss Guard want a cake when he can dress in sackcloth in sit in a pile of ashes :wink:

:rotfl: You’re right. We can still drink wine though, can’t we? :stuck_out_tongue:

How does one say “Happy birthday” in Latin? :wink:

Yeah! :slight_smile: I can always count on you paramedicgirl for a good time. LOL

Happy Birthday Swiss Guard. A Irish Toast to you.

May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.
We drink to your coffin. May it be built from the wood of a hundred year old oak tree that I shall plant tomorrow.

May God grant you many years to live, for sure he must be knowing, the earth has angels all too few and heaven is overflowing…

May the good Lord take a liking to you…
But not too soon!

I had to delete the rest or they would of booted me.:wink: Again, Happy Birthday. :slight_smile:

Just remember to send me a green #84 Randy Moss jersey as soon as he’s traded to the Packers Paramedicgirl.

Moss has been rumored to be traded to the Packers every day for the last two weeks. One of these days it’s really going to happen!

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This is after the game Brett Favre played the day after his father passed away in 2003. Notice the priest in the background (behind the guy with the glasses). He’s the Packers chaplain.

Oh, I forgot to mention…the party is in Canada, and we have lots of snow. So you’re gonna need a dog sled to get here.


But you know the wine will be chilled!

Um, if it’s MY party Paramedicgirl, then it’s in Green Bay! :wink:

There’s a big party room at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse right down the street from Lambeau Field. If it gets too big we can move it to one of the party rooms at the Lambeau Field Atrium. :thumbsup:

Thanks Uxor. A big et cum spiritu tuo to you! :smiley:

Ummm…is that *football? * :wink:

So they actually go to Mass before their games?

Sounds good to me. It is your party, after all!

I know the chaplain for the Chicago White Sox baseball team. He fills in once in a while for the Chicago Bears chaplain.

He told me there is Mass on Saturday evenings before the game. The Bears have ministers from different faiths hold services the evening before the game. The Catholic Mass is offered after all the Protestant services are held.

Some players go to Mass, but it’s mostly the staff like the trainers and equipment managers.

He told me he has Mass for the White Sox whenever they play a Saturday night home game. He offers Mass at 4:00, which is the earliest time the Sunday anticipated Mass may start. He said none of the White Sox players go to Mass, but many of the staff go to Mass.

I don’t know how many Packers players go to Mass or are even Catholic. I didn’t even know the Favre family is Catholic until after Brett’s father passed away. I know Favre had problems with alcohol and pain killers (more so with alcohol) but he’s over them now. His wife threatened to leave him if he didn’t give up drinking.

I’m not positive but I think Favre is now a practicing Catholic, even if he hates practice. :wink:

(Favre said that he loves to play the game but hates practice when he was thinking about retiring after the last game of the 2006 season in which he and the Packers destroyed the Bears in Chicago. I was at that game!)

I hate to rain on this parade, but didn’t the Pope tell Catholics that they shouldn’t be watching sports on Sundays?

Besides I’m a Cubs fan. :smiley:

Cubs Fans…ARGH!!! Go Astros!

well Notre Dame plays on Saturday, but I never heard the thing about Sunday football, I would demand to see the source, (hope it is not the Vatican exorcist). I would imagine this would excommunicate more Catholic men than use of ABC does.

Bob, I’m pretty sure the Pope was only talking about Cubs fans. :wink:

To bring the thread back on topic, and to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the forum:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWISS GUARD! :smiley:

is this a collective celebration of the institution, or individual celebrations of the birth anniversaries of each guard member? It is important, because we have know what gifts to bring.

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Happy Birthday!

Your at that age where you can tell people that you are old enough to be their father. Congrats! :smiley:

(Don’t worry, anyone over 35 gets harassed by me. It will come back around one day, I am sure of it). :stuck_out_tongue:

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