Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Most Recent Party: Hillbilly Heaven

Our most recent house party here at the seminary again had a fun theme: Hillbilly Heaven. I would like to share some of the highlights from the evening. This was a great party with far too many highlights to show . . . these should be read as some of the moments I found either the most interesting or the most hillarious.

The pre-theology floor hosted this party and encouraged everyone in the seminary to come to the event in costume; as it turns out, many people here at the Saint Paul Seminary had the attire that matched the occasion. Here are a few of the one's that seemed to "hit-the-mark" in this way.

We had a "car race" inside the seminary. This is something very similar to an event we did last year at a house party - we wrote about it here: House Party. There are four "cars in the race (hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds). We flip the deck and whichever car makes it to the finish line first wins as do all the seminarians who bet on that car.

To say the least, it was a much bigger thrill that one can imagine from any of the photographic evidence.

A new event for me was this one: frozen t-shirt. Here's the plan: take new t-shirts, soak them in water, fold them, and freeze them. Next, get five seminarians: the first one to unfold their t-shirt and put it on wins - as do all of the seminarians who bet on the winning seminarian. Trust me, this was an event worth seeing live - the videos don't quite capture the excitment and thrill - but here they are anyway: all of the guys were given thirty seconds to go anywhere in the seminary to try to thaw their t-shirt.

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One more highlight that I would like to add is the "pie-eating" contest. Now, in fairness no one volunteered for this event. One seminarian started eating the pie filling just because he was hungry. Eventually, after this first seminarians had already eaten two bowls, a second seminarian challenged him. Unfortunatly, the video I took of this event in not usable - lack of proper technology I guess - however, you can use your imagination from these two pictures. Luke (on the right) won but as I wrote, James had already eaten two bowls.

Perhaps you're thinking: shouldn't our future priests be doing homework or reading theology or something? Yes, and we do for countless hours every week. Every once in a while, though, we relax, unwind, and have a silly party.

Take care, -Jeremy


Don said...

The microwave! Go to the microwave!

Michael said...

Truly a great party. I think fun was had by all!

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