I missed this the other day. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald:
Worshippers attending Mass at Brentwood Cathedral in Essex had a rude experience when a large block of ice fell through the roof during the Eucharistic Prayer.
Fr James Mackay told BBC Essex: “Last Sunday just gone, I was celebrating Mass and halfway through there was a massive explosion to the west side of the cathedral. Everything was stopped as we heard this. I turned to my left to see lots of slate and white stuff falling from the roof. After a couple of seconds of shocked pause, I said: ‘Right, let’s crack on.’ And we did.” [Exactly the right thing to do.]
Fr Mackay said: “It became clear later on that it was actually a block of frozen refuse that dropped from an aeroplane. [blech] We could see the damage – it fell straight through the slate… It was a bit of an adventure.”
Read the rest there.
Hey! It happens.
Talk about the old petition, “From a sudden and unprovided death, deliver us, O Lord.”
You just don’t know.
When was the last time you made a good confession.