Cathedral Parish: “We welcome drop ins!”

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.

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  1. PostCatholic says:

    I have decided this is just too easy and to make my wisecracks on my Facebook page.

  2. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    This reminds me of an event from my childhood. We were singing John Ireland’s masterful piece “Greater Love”, which contains the text: “neither can the floods drown it.” At this moment the roof began to leak. Floods wanted their day in court, apparently.

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