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I Guess I Had Seen It All...... I Was Wrong

This afternoon my mother told me an amazing story ( and by amazing I mean : !!! I cant effing believe it !!).

She attended Mass this morning , there is a priest who comes to our building and says Mass for the elderly ,my mom being one of them.

Well, this morning , Mass was well underway, when all of a sudden a cell phone started ringing. None of the old ladies carry their cells to Mass, so they were wondering whose  phone could it be .

Well, the ringing cell phone belonged to the Priest, who in the middle of Mass, picked it up, answered it and chatted away for a while. After he hung up, he smiled and said to his startled congregation : "Sorry, I had to take it, this was a sacred call" and continued with the Mass ritual as if nothing had happened.

I thought Catholic priests communicated with God in a more spiritual manner , but I have just realized, times have changed and  now God has his priests on speed dial, for nice chats on Saturday mornings.

Who knew ?

Unfreakingbelievable  !!!!!

underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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TM , oh, sure we all have had emergencies, and I am glad these gadgets exist to keep us informed, but as it was clearly observed by my mom and her astonished friends , this was not one of such calls, just a nice friendly chat, except that according to the Priest ,God was allegedly on the other end of the phone . I thought I had heard all sort of dumb excuses before until I heard this one !!!

Way back when...a priest's beeper went off during mass. That's back in the days when only doctors and drug dealers could afford to carry beepers...so everyone was a tad confused. We heard afterwards that it was one of those death bed calls for a priest. <br />
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But you'd think with a cell phone, he'd put it on silent or vibrate and tell them to leave text messages during mass.

Very hard , indeed EricS. I created a group called "I am a Catholic with Alterations" for that very same reason.<br />
This may be an isolated case ,but it does make you wonder, doesn´t it ?

How much buffoonery can one person stand? It is hard enough to be Catholic these days, as it is. <br />
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I have to go to Mass tomorrow and will only be thinking of this.

Agree, Autimom, wouldnt it be nice to have HIM on speed dial.<br />
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No, SG, this was a real life event . It happened to my mom and all her elderly friends. Of course it can be material for a funny skit but in real life it translates as rude and improper and one more reason for me to believe that I am better off by myself with my thoughts than sitting in church listening to these fakes preach on life.

Geee, wasn't this an Ellen Degeneres skit?????

Ha! If that was God on the line, please ask the Priest to give me his number!

Yeah, that is really rude and unprofessional. He should have turned it off before hand.