I think the St. Sebastian servers are some of the best in the diocese (Thank you Mr. F.). If there were going to be a contest for great serving teams I'd pitch my troops against anybody's in a fair fight. But, as with any family, there are certain things in which we are just dysfunctional.
Case in point: SEVEN YEARS AGO I changed how we do the Gospel procession. I made it easier and shorter. I KNEW that it would take a while for the servers to catch on to a different routine but . . . honestly . . . SEVEN YEARS?
So I've taken to making sure, before Mass, to ask if they know EXACTLY and PRECISELY what is going on with the Gospel procession.
No they don't.
Or rather . . . some do, but JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE SAYS THEY KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY DO. It reminds me of the car I had in seminary. Just because it started didn't mean it was going to get you where you were going. It might today. It might tomorrow. But you just never knew.
So I started going over it at EVERY MASS.
That, too, unfortunately, guarantees absolutely nothing.