It’s definitely a sign of the times as we try to adjust our daily practices to a more socially distanced version. Ministries are trying to adapt as well and stay safe. Well some are anyway. You still have those stories of congregations getting sick because they aren’t listening to protocols. But it at least looks like Reverend Timothy Pelc is taking things seriously and has found a way around COVID-19.
St Ambrose Parish posted pictures of him on their Facebook showing him masked up and using a squirt gun to shoot holy water onto parishioners.
While these pictures were taken at Easter they have recently surfaced and gone viral. Inspiring many memes of the Reverend squirting demons amid the fires of Hell. You do have to give the church credit though, this is a very creative way to give a blessing.
Pelc told BuzzFeed News that he was a little concerned about how the Vatican might react when the photos of him squirting holy water began circulating widely on the internet. But, he said, “I haven’t heard anything yet.”
Hopefully he doesn’t hear anything but good things complimenting his ingenuity and dedication to his work.