Is it an acolyte? Is it a liturgical abuse?…No, it’s Josh with a mop and bucket!

I haven’t made it to Mass at all this Christmas but the boys have gone. Ronan has started serving and loves it.

On Sunday the lads were quite late home.  It turns out that there’s a heavy leak from one of the radiators in the sanctuary, so as Mass went on Josh was quietly standing near the rising waters with a mop and bucket. This unusual piece of liturgical equipment kept the waters parted for Father to move around the sanctuary safely and say Mass. The MC arranged for a couple of the other servers to stand in such a way that Josh was hidden and not a distraction for the congregation.

Al reckons that if Father can show him where to turn off the boiler (in the crypt) then he would be able to fix the problem, saving the church the cost of a plummer.

There are many skills the lads need to properly serve for Mass, carrying candle’s, ringing bells, swinging the thurible and mopping floors.

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2 responses to “Is it an acolyte? Is it a liturgical abuse?…No, it’s Josh with a mop and bucket!

  1. I hope you had a blessed Christmas Day my far away friend – and that the rest of your Christmastide is blessed as well!!

  2. Lovely. What a great young man: and what a great priest, carrying on despite these problems. Our church had lead stolen from the roof last January, and flooded in the rain: and it is still closed now. We miss it so much.

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