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