Wanna know what’s impressive? Hovering/strolling over water like ol’ mate, Jesus Christ. Wanna know what’s even more impressive? Performing/singing on a hoverboard while delivering a sermon.
During a Christmas Eve mass, Philippine priest Father Albert San Jose brought some much needed spunk to his service by performing May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You while on a Hoverboard.
The stunt was met with applause by the congregation at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish in Biñan, south of Manila – as you’d damn well expect.
Here’s the video ICYMI:
After the video deservingly went viral , The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna got its pubes in a plait and subsequently released a statement condemning Father Albert’s creativity.
“As a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hoverboard… that was wrong,” it read (ummm if that’s wrong then we don’t wanna know what’s right lol).
[The Eucharist] is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.
The priest said that it was a wake up call for him. He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event. He would like to apologise for what happened.”
Seeing as the Catholic Church could go an injection of mad/dope/phresh-ness, people were outraged that Father Albert was suspended – prompting them to express their feelings via the Diocese’s Facebook page.
GROW UP AND GET A PAIR… THE CHURCH IS STARVING FOR MEMEBERS OF MY GENERATION AND YOUNGER (NO WONDER WITH YOUR IGNORANT…
Your actions in relations to one of your clergy using a hoverboard are very saddening and totally out of touch with the…
I’m not catholic but I enjoyed that It brought tears to my eyes . We need things like that in the church to bring people back .
You shouldn’t have suspended the priest because of using an hoverboard. That is ridiculous and archaic. God would have…
Why do you want to be so mean to the nice priest? How do you know what God wants? He’s had a hoverboard for millions of years.
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE FUTURE, CATHOLICISM.
Source: Bill Chappell / NPR.