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Title: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 15, 2021, 06:04:50 PM
Just a friendly reminder to all of you Heathen Atheists here at HAF that Wednesday, is "Ash Wednesday", and the beginning of Lent, and the six week's of penitence before Easter...so get to church and get your Ashes or else!!!

Truth be told I almost forgot about this myself, but fortunately Sister Agatha (Remember her?!) sent me an email reminding me to get my  ass to church this Wednesday.

She's doing well, as are Father's Flannigan and O'hara, as well as little Billy.

Here's her picture (Now you know why I keep in touch with her) 8)

(https://i.imgur.com/xAYdSmL.jpg)

Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 15, 2021, 06:39:06 PM
If we don't, will Sister Agatha, Father's Flannigan and O'hara, as well as little Billy come back to haunt us? :notsure:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 15, 2021, 06:46:41 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 15, 2021, 06:39:06 PM
If we don't, will Sister Agatha, Father's Flannigan and O'hara, as well as little Billy come back to haunt us? :notsure:

Yes they will, along with Sister Eustace, Sister Elizabeth, and Sister Aloysius!! >:(
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 15, 2021, 06:49:25 PM
All these figments of "Sister" Agatha's imagination are just too much to handle. :lol:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2021, 07:08:00 PM
Since tomorrow is Ash-Wednesday, today is known as Fat-Tuesday, which means here in the Detroit area it is officially "Paczki Day"!

This is the polish word for a donut. (About 425 calories and 25 grams of fat in each) :puke:

(https://i.imgur.com/XdcDbZc.png)

Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 16, 2021, 07:32:53 PM
Thanks for the info.
I always forget these things and I tell people, "You have something on your forehead."
They look at me weird.  :snicker:

Anyways, today my man and I are celebrating our 19 year anniversary. For a minute there, I didn't think we were gonna make it.  :argue:
But we did.
Las Guanacas calientes saber ser fiel, por años.  :snooty:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Randy on February 16, 2021, 07:57:42 PM
I never understood the reason for the ashes on the forehead although I confess I've never researched it either. Does the ash represent Christ's cremation? I didn't think that was scriptural though.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2021, 07:59:59 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 16, 2021, 07:32:53 PM
Thanks for the info.
I always forget these things and I tell people, "You have something on your forehead."
They look at me weird.  :snicker:

Anyways, today my man and I are celebrating our 19 year anniversary. For a minute there, I didn't think we were gonna make it.  :argue:
But we did.

19 Years, that's awesome, congratulations Mags!! ;D ;D :daisies:

Quote from: Magdalena on February 16, 2021, 07:32:53 PM

Las Guanacas calientes saber ser fiel, por años.  :snooty:


Zabawne 8) (Polish for that's funny) ;D
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2021, 08:11:54 PM
Quote from: Randy on February 16, 2021, 07:57:42 PM
I never understood the reason for the ashes on the forehead although I confess I've never researched it either. Does the ash represent Christ's cremation? I didn't think that was scriptural though.

The ashes actually come from the Palms burned from the year before celebrations of Palms Sunday...these palms were used to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week.

Then these ashes are used to mark the beginning of Lent (So you have the celebration of the Passion, Death and then the Resurrection of Jesus)

The ashes are placed on the forehead as a sign of repentance from sin, they they usually say the following as they make the sign of the cross with the ashes:  "Remember, man or woman, you are dust and to dust you will return."

I think there is some some scriptural reference, but it's quite vague if I remember...anyway that's what I remember. I hope I did well Sister Agatha! (Probably not, I'm sure I'll get smacked with her wooden pointer) :-X
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Icarus on February 17, 2021, 01:21:47 AM
Madalena: Best wishes to you and you man for your 19th.  May you have many more happy returns.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: billy rubin on February 17, 2021, 01:41:48 AM
yes

anniversa happy to both of you!
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 17, 2021, 06:38:43 AM
Thanks, guys.
:grouphug:

We've been celebrating since Feb. 14. :grin:
The party sort of ends today...Or does it?
:eyebrow:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 17, 2021, 01:02:58 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 17, 2021, 06:38:43 AM
Thanks, guys.
:grouphug:

We've been celebrating since Feb. 14. :grin:
The party sort of ends today...Or does it?
:eyebrow:

It is Ass-Wednesday :mwah!:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2021, 10:44:05 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 16, 2021, 07:32:53 PM
Thanks for the info.
I always forget these things and I tell people, "You have something on your forehead."
They look at me weird.  :snicker:

Anyways, today my man and I are celebrating our 19 year anniversary. For a minute there, I didn't think we were gonna make it.  :argue:
But we did.
Las Guanacas calientes saber ser fiel, por años.  :snooty:

Congrats, Mags! :heyhey:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2021, 10:45:58 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2021, 08:11:54 PM
Quote from: Randy on February 16, 2021, 07:57:42 PM
I never understood the reason for the ashes on the forehead although I confess I've never researched it either. Does the ash represent Christ's cremation? I didn't think that was scriptural though.

The ashes actually come from the Palms burned from the year before celebrations of Palms Sunday...these palms were used to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week.

Then these ashes are used to mark the beginning of Lent (So you have the celebration of the Passion, Death and then the Resurrection of Jesus)

The ashes are placed on the forehead as a sign of repentance from sin, they they usually say the following as they make the sign of the cross with the ashes:  "Remember, man or woman, you are dust and to dust you will return."

I think there is some some scriptural reference, but it's quite vague if I remember...anyway that's what I remember. I hope I did well Sister Agatha! (Probably not, I'm sure I'll get smacked with her wooden pointer) :-X

PB sure knows a lot about Catholic rituals. Methinks all those nuns have had a considerable influence on his life.  ;D :sidesmile:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 17, 2021, 11:16:59 PM
Good job, Mags.  You probably had to cast a spell or two on your man to keep him in line.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 17, 2021, 11:19:31 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2021, 08:11:54 PM

I think there is some some scriptural reference, but it's quite vague if I remember...anyway that's what I remember. I hope I did well Sister Agatha! (Probably not, I'm sure I'll get smacked with her wooden pointer) :-X

It could be related to the "sackcloth and ashes" that was used in biblical fasts. Lent is a sort of fast, in that you deprive yourself of something.  I think having no heat and water down here is probably fast enough - sort of a forced Lent.  Not being Catholic, I don't feel the need.  But I know those who do.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 17, 2021, 11:30:48 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2021, 10:45:58 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2021, 08:11:54 PM
Quote from: Randy on February 16, 2021, 07:57:42 PM
I never understood the reason for the ashes on the forehead although I confess I've never researched it either. Does the ash represent Christ's cremation? I didn't think that was scriptural though.

The ashes actually come from the Palms burned from the year before celebrations of Palms Sunday...these palms were used to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week.

Then these ashes are used to mark the beginning of Lent (So you have the celebration of the Passion, Death and then the Resurrection of Jesus)

The ashes are placed on the forehead as a sign of repentance from sin, they they usually say the following as they make the sign of the cross with the ashes:  "Remember, man or woman, you are dust and to dust you will return."

I think there is some some scriptural reference, but it's quite vague if I remember...anyway that's what I remember. I hope I did well Sister Agatha! (Probably not, I'm sure I'll get smacked with her wooden pointer) :-X

PB sure knows a lot about Catholic rituals. Methinks all those nuns have had a considerable influence on his life.  ;D :sidesmile:

The lessons learned during 12 years of Catholic school are hard to forget, plus I was actually an altar boy for about 4 years, so I was like a priest in training 8)...Being an altar boy was kinda fun though, I mean it beat sitting in the pews during mass, and I was often picked to serve during weddings and funerals. Weddings were cool, because we often got tips, and funerals were okay because we often got pulled out of school if they were during the week, and sometime there was food.

Once a year during the summer Father Kucyk would take us all down to Tiger Stadium to see the Tigers play baseball. Bleacher seats, so not too fancy, but he let us eat a ton of hot-dogs and get tons of soda-pop!!

The other cool thing was we would sample the wine back in the sacristy as we we're getting everything ready for mass.

Wine and the communion wafers, along with valuable stuff were kept in a large, walk-in safe in the sacristy. Before mass it was our job to make sure everything was set on the alter for mass, which included lighting all of the candles, filling the water and oil containers, making sure there was plenty of wafers in the altar tabernacle, and also wine on the altar.

Some priests just took little sips of wine, and one who had us mix just a little of the wine with water, but there were a couple that instructed us to fill their chalice full (Grin)

One time before mass we were sipping wine from the safe, and next to the safe was a small sink that the priest would use to wash their hands before mass. Old Monsignor Weir kept a glass on the sink that he would use to gargle with before mass. We had filled his glass with some wine, and were taking turns sipping from it when we heard father coming down the hallway from the Rectory. One of the guys dumped the wine out of the glass, and then we all dispersed from the area, but he forgot to rinse the glass out.

Father came in and then we help him put on his vestments, he then checked the altar really quick, and then he took a swig of water from his glass, gurgled the contents and spit it out into the sink.

We then grabbed the cross, candles, and bible we would carry in procession at the start of mass and lined up behind Old Father Weir.

He started heading out into the church, when all of a sudden he stopped, turned around and said, "Next time you boys sample the wine, make sure you rinse my glass out after".

He then turned around and headed out into the church. Us altar boys were looking at each other with horrified looks, I mean you have to understand. Monsignor Weir was one tough son of a bitch, he was a Navy Veteran from WWII who saw combat, and he also was a boxer for a while before deciding to become a priest.
He had a temper and wasn't afraid to smack you on the side of the head if you fucked up....I remember all during mass thinking we were dead meat, but he never brought it up again, and after mass acted like nothing had happened.

After that he earned my respect some...of course we never, ever used his glass again (We did keep sampling the wine, I mean let's face it we were young idiots)

Anyway, happy Ass Wednesday everyone!
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: hermes2015 on February 18, 2021, 03:29:38 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2021, 10:45:58 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 16, 2021, 08:11:54 PM
Quote from: Randy on February 16, 2021, 07:57:42 PM
I never understood the reason for the ashes on the forehead although I confess I've never researched it either. Does the ash represent Christ's cremation? I didn't think that was scriptural though.

The ashes actually come from the Palms burned from the year before celebrations of Palms Sunday...these palms were used to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week.

Then these ashes are used to mark the beginning of Lent (So you have the celebration of the Passion, Death and then the Resurrection of Jesus)

The ashes are placed on the forehead as a sign of repentance from sin, they they usually say the following as they make the sign of the cross with the ashes:  "Remember, man or woman, you are dust and to dust you will return."

I think there is some some scriptural reference, but it's quite vague if I remember...anyway that's what I remember. I hope I did well Sister Agatha! (Probably not, I'm sure I'll get smacked with her wooden pointer) :-X

PB sure knows a lot about Catholic rituals. Methinks all those nuns have had a considerable influence on his life.  ;D :sidesmile:

It was from all those educational visits to the Sisters of Mercy.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 18, 2021, 05:32:12 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 17, 2021, 11:16:59 PM
Good job, Mags.  You probably had to cast a spell or two on your man to keep him in line.
Thanks, Ecurb Noselrub.
But it was really the other way around.
:grin:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 18, 2021, 05:36:14 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 17, 2021, 10:44:05 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 16, 2021, 07:32:53 PM
Thanks for the info.
I always forget these things and I tell people, "You have something on your forehead."
They look at me weird.  :snicker:

Anyways, today my man and I are celebrating our 19 year anniversary. For a minute there, I didn't think we were gonna make it.  :argue:
But we did.
Las Guanacas calientes saber ser fiel, por años.  :snooty:

Congrats, Mags! :heyhey:
:hug:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: No one on February 18, 2021, 05:51:21 PM
6,940 days with the same human being is quite an impressive accomplishment. Best wishes for 6,940+ more.

I can barely manage 6.940 seconds.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 18, 2021, 11:19:05 PM
Quote from: No one on February 18, 2021, 05:51:21 PM
6,940 days with the same human being is quite an impressive accomplishment. Best wishes for 6,940+ more.

I can barely manage 6.940 seconds.
:lol:
Thank you, No one.
I had never looked at it like that.

I guess living with someone else for that long is like this for some people...
(https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/images/Wednesday/1208LOTUS/4jHiatus1tumblr_ohwexq0XOu1rstq9ro6_r1_500.gif)
:picard facepalm:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: No one on February 19, 2021, 12:40:29 AM
You're welcome raps. The way you proclaim your endearing love for this man is a testament to your fortitude to resolve any and all hardships. You deserve to be happy.

Your name wouldn't happen to be princess Buttercup, would it?
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 19, 2021, 05:18:06 AM
Quote from: No one on February 19, 2021, 12:40:29 AM
You're welcome raps. The way you proclaim your endearing love for this man is a testament to your fortitude to resolve any and all hardships. You deserve to be happy.

Your name wouldn't happen to be princess Buttercup, would it?

No one...
(https://media2.giphy.com/media/l9Uj2wTQZblNNohZES/giphy.gif)
You Got Heart.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: No one on February 19, 2021, 05:24:33 AM
Don't tell anyone.
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 19, 2021, 06:53:59 AM
^^^
:tapemouth:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 19, 2021, 07:01:28 AM
PB, Fat-Tuesday, Ash-Wednesday, what comes next, what are supposed to do next?
(https://media2.giphy.com/media/10JhLu92V2OpK8/200.gif)
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: No one on February 19, 2021, 07:32:29 AM
Theoretical Thursday
Freaky Friday
Serene Saturday
Sleepy Sunday
Meticulous Monday
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 19, 2021, 06:23:24 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 19, 2021, 05:18:06 AM
Quote from: No one on February 19, 2021, 12:40:29 AM
You're welcome raps. The way you proclaim your endearing love for this man is a testament to your fortitude to resolve any and all hardships. You deserve to be happy.

Your name wouldn't happen to be princess Buttercup, would it?

No one...
(https://media2.giphy.com/media/l9Uj2wTQZblNNohZES/giphy.gif)
You Got Heart.

I think Some one hijacked No one's account. :o
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 19, 2021, 06:28:24 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 19, 2021, 07:01:28 AM
PB, Fat-Tuesday, Ash-Wednesday, what comes next, what are supposed to do next?
(https://media2.giphy.com/media/10JhLu92V2OpK8/200.gif)

Ok Mags you assed for it!


1) If you don't have a cross in your apartment or house, buy a simple one and put it in your bedroom.
2) Think about a habit that has kept you from being whom God is calling you to be. Consciously give up that habit for Lent.
3) Make a commitment to fast from insensitive, cruel comments about others. So, no gossiping or going down the Twitter rabbit hole,
4) Read the Works of Mercy as Jesus describes them in Matthew 25:31-46. Then put this teaching into practice and choose an act of service you can perform throughout Lent.
5) Create your own Friday fish fry! It's not the healthiest thing in the world, but a fun Catholic tradition to help you abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent.
6) Start a GoFundme account for me, Fr. Papsito Bruno
7) Have lots and lots and lots more sex. 8)
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 20, 2021, 12:04:41 AM
(https://lostandfoundtobe.com/gif/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/giphy-349.gif)
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: billy rubin on February 20, 2021, 12:18:36 AM
te sano picador?

(https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/3b6ce6f917904ee682bee7f5117c7cf2/epa01823900-spanish-picador-tito-sandoval-and-his-horse-are-gored-fnmf13.jpg)

no lo creo
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 20, 2021, 12:54:50 AM
Running around an enclosure with 1/2 ton of angry pot roast in pursuit is not how I will ever spend an afternoon.  :sadshake:
Title: Re: Ass Wednesday
Post by: Magdalena on February 20, 2021, 07:16:43 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 20, 2021, 12:18:36 AM
te sano picador?

(https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/3b6ce6f917904ee682bee7f5117c7cf2/epa01823900-spanish-picador-tito-sandoval-and-his-horse-are-gored-fnmf13.jpg)

no lo creo
:picard facepalm:
Not pi-cador, pe-cador.