Due to the timing of the game, the crowd was a little less than it had been in previous years, but we still had a fun time watching the Priests play the Seminarians in the annual Sr. Mary Finn Classic. 🙂
I arrived early wearing my inflammatory T-shirt. (“Sacerdotes delent! Scholares modo velint!” which translated is supposed to mean something like, “Priests dominate! Seminarians [students] only hope to!”)
Player #24 is our very own Fr. Mark Prill:
He did a great job of controlling the center court and observing some of the unorthodox soccer moves which were being displayed. 😛
There were many, many fouls called…particularly on the Priests…so we got to see a lot of photos like this:
Some photos of athleticism in action:
At halftime, the evening’s emcee, seminarian Jim Houbeck, spent some time razzing Fr. Mark and even interviewed his parents! 🙂
At which point, Fr. Mark stole the mike and said some words of self defense:
Next, came the tricksy part of the evening. Due to a … scoring deficiency … despite creative scorekeeping efforts … the priests decided to call some seminarians to defect to their side. The new team, with the addition of the 2 deacons, was renamed the Clerics. Here’s the photo evidence of one of the defectors;
At one point, we even tied the game!
The question arose whether it was licit for the Priests to steal team members from the other side.
Dr. Peters ruled in favor of the Priests. 🙂
After the game, Fr. Mark had me lead people up to the bar since “I knew the way.” Well, I found my way into the occupied locker room! I knew one of the doors lead to a stairway…I just picked the wrong one! We did eventually find our way up there.
Shortly thereafter, Jim gave us a tour of the seminary.
Along the way, Jim quizzed us. If we got a question wrong, we owed him 3 Hail Marys. I was not allowed to participate, since I go to school at the Seminary.
We made it back to the bar and hung out for a bit.
The anticipated pizza never arrived, so we concluded the evening by heading out to the Green Lantern for our evening meal.