Here's what he said to give me the idea:
Well, homily ideas for the weekend are always appreciated, too; but I think it is the Vocation Dog and Pony Show, so don't expect too much.
It seems as though Cincinnati is having a Dog and Pony Show to raise awareness for Vocations. I'm sure they have a budget and everything, but why can't we do the same thing, but on a smaller scale?
I love horses and dogs, and around here, there are all KINDS of people who love animals. We don't even have to limit it to dogs and ponies, although maybe that might make it easier. Because if we let in cats and dogs together, the dogs would chase the cats and really upset everything.
Anyway, I don't know what they do over there, and I might send an email to see how they set up their thing, but here's what I think WE should do: ask the people in the churches here if they have horses and dogs, and we can maybe get some space at the Fairgrounds, or if not there, maybe one of the local farms will donate their arena. Then we can have people show their horses and ponies, and that can raise money for the Serra Club and the Seminary and and...the Laboure Society! Or maybe set up a separate endownment or easement or whatever it's called, for Vocations!
I LOVE this idea! Let's get started! I'm going to see if someone will lend me a horse to show....!