Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Announcement


Yesterday was the Annual Parish Meeting for Parroquia San Cristóbal. We elected five new members to the Vestry and the Vestry presented our plan for the remodeling of the former Rectory. It will cost about $80,000.00 so we have quite a bit of money to raise. We will be looking for grants and donations from anywhere we can get them. We have also started a campaign for people to pledge monthly to the building fund, so that we can make monthly payments on a loan for the building and not endanger our budget. It's quite a plan and quite a project. Please pray for us and, if so move, donate to our cause!

I also announced that the Lovely Mona and I (and Chompita) will be taking a sabbatical this year. Our third three-year term as missionaries ended on December 31, 2008, and we need a break. We hope to be in California from mid-April through mid-August, 2009. I will be writing a book about the saints. We will be visiting daughters, sons-in-law, and GRANDCHILLINS! We will be visiting Bishops and Canons to the Ordinary in several dioceses. We plan to spend a lot of time at our place in the Trinity Alps. And we will be in New York City sometime in June, visiting our supervisors at 815 Second Avenue. We would love to get together with the East Coast Episcopal Bloggers, if possible. I'll bring the Bank and the Bird and maybe even the Hippo.

We are looking for funds for the sabbatical. We live very simply and that's easy here in Panama, but I can't imagine that we will survive very long on the income we have, so here's the Big Announcement: I've opened Dance Party Store of Love! It's Grand Opening is RIGHT NOW!!! We're selling T-shirts, Sweatshirts, caps, mugs, and even a Tote Bag with the visages of your favorite Friday Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito Blogging Stars!! Well, not all of your favorites, but several of them. Yes, there IS a Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House t-shirt. Bunrab's gone on to his Reward, but you can honor his memory by purchasing the Bunrab T-shirt for the low, low price of only $12.00. Now, I tried to keep the mark-up low, but, sheesh, I AM trying to make enough to keep us from standing at freeway entrances holding cardboard signs lying about how I am a veteran. I live in a country where one can by a Nice Shirt or Dress for only $2.00, but you all live in places where the prices of the Dance Party Store of Love will seem downright reasonable, BECAUSE THEY ARE!!! And once you see our products you'll shout GIBITAME!!! GIBITAME RIGHT NOW!!!!

So, click on Dance Party Store of Love! right now and peruse our merchandise and buy buy BUY!

Oh yeah: If you break it, you've bought it. Are your hands clean?

13 comments:

Michael+ said...

I'm on it. But...is there any chance the shirts etc. can give your blog address or something, like a little ad for you? I don't want to suggest that most of the world won't recognize them, of course. Just wonderin'.

Kirkepiscatoid said...

Little Eddie says, "Kirk will buy more stuff if onwy you will put my lovely Chompita on some of it!!!! Da Dance Party cwew is gweat, but where da Chompy merchanise????"

Padre Mickey said...

Good point, Faddah Michael, and I should have added the url to the photos I uploaded. Perhaps I'll give it another try in awhile, like when I add the Chompita Boxer Shorts and Thong to the store.

Jane R said...

+Maya says she will sleep on that nice shirt with the photo of the bishops on it.

Glad you taking Chompita to the States! She'll be the belle of the ball.

Looking forward to seeing you two on one coast or the other!

Jane R said...

Oh, I mean all THREE, sorry! Padre and the Lovely Mona and Chompita. And of course the boys if they come along for the ride.

FranIAm said...

I am not Episcopal and I do not live in NYC any more, but I am Catholic and will travel for meet ups.

Espero verlos in Junio!

Padre Mickey said...

Well Fran, while you may not be an official Episcopalian, I think we all consider you part of the Episcopalian Blogosphere. At least I do!

Paul said...

With economy in mind a side trip to New Mexico sounds highly unlikely. But should it happen you know you have a guest room at Desert Farne (and all my kids can stay on high shelves to avoid the fate of Bunrab - they all consider you big stars).

I suppose I do need new shirts for the gym. The old ones are so... old.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Padre Mickey, see what I done did on my blog. I hope ya likes it.

Padre Mickey said...

Thank you, Grandmère for your endorsement. And Paul, if we're in that part of the country we will take you up on your offer!

PseudoPiskie said...

As long as it isn't the very end of June when I'll be in Montreal, I'll definitely try to get to the party.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

I am an East Coast Blogger and I would LOVE to organize a fiesta of the first order when you are in NYC. Just let us know.

Matty Boy said...

I'll give your stuff for sale a plug on my blog later today. I will prolly pick up at least one t-shirt for my own bad self as well.

WV: kerolers

Use in a sentence.

Krimble was long over, so Padre Mickey found it odd that there should be kerolers in the streets.

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