Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cross Purposes

At Least It’s Not A Mass Exodus

A German priest's flock grew threefold after he offered them money to attend Mass. Father Burkhard Westphal handed out envelopes containing five euros (about $7.50) to people who came to Mass at his Collinghorst church. The usual attendance is about 60, but 189 turned up on Sunday when word spread. Westphal said most people had put the money back during the collection.

FOOTNOTE: Altar buoy.

7 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

I'm not quite sure what point the Priest was trying to make, but should he decide to do this again during the Easter Season, wouldn't you call it Greasing the Palms?

Am'n2deep said...

Now that takes 'fellowshiping' to a whole new level! Honestly!

Bubba's Sis said...

I can't decide if this is a good or bad thing........

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

A euro prayed is a euro earned!

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Sharon said...

Altar Bouy, that's cute! A little more attendance would bouy the church!

lynn said...

What was the point of that then? I think that priest has got his head in the clouds...

Amrita said...

Now that 's what you call Mass Appeal.

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