Monday, October 13, 2008

Mission Impossible

When you go to Church on Sunday and the priest announces that he is organizing a Missionary trip for his Parishioners, what do you expect to hear ?
Certainly not that this trip is going to be based in the Caribbean Island of Cacun, and that in two weeks of travel, only four days will be dedicated to the Missionary 'experience.'


Yes Folks, some things are particular to Positano.


A hefty 2,000 euros will get you there and pay for lodging and meals, and who knows, may even be tax deductible (seeing that 'part' of the trip is for Charity). I don't know who will be paying for the Priest's part. So much for the vow of poverty. Excursions to archaeological sites are included and you will have plenty of time to laze in the sun.


I may be old fashioned, but I believe that a simple donation of even part of that fare to the mission, would probably be more effective. But this 'mission' was obviously an incentive aimed at the wealthier parishioners and hotel owners. Even for a family of three, it would work out to quite a sum.
Have you ever come across this type of group excursion in your town?

8 comments:

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Wow, no I haven't heard of anything like that here. Seems that around here, trips to Puglia/Padre Pio are about as wild as excursions go ;)

Anonymous said...

I was shocked when I read the program. Nobody has ever heard anything as extravagant as this. I want to see who'll go though.
dollyna

Saretta said...

No, we only get day trips to Padre Pio or longer visits to Lourdes...but neither of those are very glamorous!

Scintilla said...

Michelle- that's about as far as they went here too. This priest is a new one.

Dollyna- I think he wants an excuse for a holiday.

Saretta-Glamour may have gone to his head...

Lucia said...

No. Never! I have to start going back to church, I've lapsed a little.

Scintilla said...

Lucia- lol With incentives like these, who needs persuasion!

Rowena said...

I am speechless. Somebody has their priorities a little screwy...

Baby Phat Boots said...

well i havnt heard something like this