*Oh if it was only that simple.
One priest in the Phillipines that apparently tried a new way to get his congregation’s attention — using a Hoverboard, is now looking for a new job.
My grandson got a Hoverboard for Christmas, so I know they are the rage this holiday season.
But they are not for everybody.
A 17-year-old doing wheelies on it in the park is one thing. But your rapidly balding Monsignor taking this on is quite another. Which is why Father Albert San Jose, who decided to close out the evening on a Hoverboard, rolling down the aisle of his parish as he sang, “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You,” didn’t go over so well with the diocese who suspended him.
But what do they know? He’s a star…on social media that is. A video of the event went viral on the NOVUS ORDO Insider Facebook page.
“The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence,” according to what the Diocese of San Pablo wrote in a statement about the incident. “It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It 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.”
And here he was, trying to be ‘relatable.’ Oh well.
The priest did take the ‘high road’ and apologized for his antics. And the diocese says that his absence will at least do one thing: Allow him some time to “…reflect on this past event.”
Ouch! Is that a cold breeze I’m feelin’? Haters in the church?
Watch the priest doing his thing on the Hoverboard in the video below: