Friday, February 5, 2010

Football and the Catholic Church

In honor of the Super Bowl, I want to highlight a few connections between the Catholic Church and the great sport of football.

1 - Top 10 Catholic Super Bowl coaches.

2 - Top 10 Catholic Super Bowl heroes.

3 - A Catholic Super Bowl Pre-Game Show.

4 - Catholic Charities of New Orleans made a nice bundle by raffling Super Bowl tickets donated by the Saints owners.

5 - Meet the Super Bowl chaplains - both Catholic priests.

6 - Archbishop Aymond, formerly our Bishop of Austin, will be at the Super Bowl.

7 - You can watch the game on a 52" HD TV at St. Mary's and eat great food cooked by the Knights of Columbus (these guys can really cook - College Council of the year two years in a row doesn't go to guys who can't).

8 - You can also donate canned food to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and pick which team is going to win the game by putting your donation in your favorite team's bin (pic at right).  The winning team in the food drive will be announced at the end of every Mass this weekend.

9 - Saints win.  How can they not with all those Catholic connections???  Therefore, we have St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans as our image.
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.  - Vince Lombardi

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