A Huge Shock

This morning, I went to the parish conference room where volunteers had gathered to count the Easter collection.

I told them that I should be not saying something but, since I had answered “no”, I didn’t think it would matter.  They all looked at me quizzically.  At that point, I told them that the papal nuncio called me the evening before, on Easter, no less, to tell me that the Pope had selected me as a bishop.

Their eyes got big and they didn’t know what to say.

They said nothing until I looked at them, smiled, and said, “April Fool.”  It was one of my best gags!  🙂

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