I received this from John at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul:
Hello Fr. Z,
I have tremendous news! The goal of 20 birettas for the Diocese of Madison has been reached and I express my gratitude to all who have so generously contributed. Thank you, thank you!
Having said that, I have received quite a few phone calls from donors expressing interest in advancing the cause for any seminarian or priest who may be in need a biretta. Not a bad idea, right?
So…I propose that we forge ahead in this endeavor.
Seminarians and priests may call me or e-mail me with their hat size and contact info, and I will provide them with a biretta as donations arrive.
Maybe we can have a small section on the web page about the project with running total?
Mr. John Hastreiter
Sure, we can keep track.
Okay, everyone. John is ready to do all the book keeping.
Your job is to buy birettas.
Seminarians and priests? Need a biretta and can’t afford one?
Now’s your chance.
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