Wednesday, November 18, 2009

stupid things in any given parish...

... hell, why not just fill the fonts with Purell and bless that?



I draw the line at automatic communion chalice dispensers.

9 comments:

Tim said...

Remember those Star Trek disk shooting toy guns from back in the day? I can see someone thinking those would be perfect for host distribution. Luckily, I don't think they are available in bulk any more.

comethatmidnight said...

I'm suprised this thing is actually not as unattractive as I thought it was going to be. A bit over reactive, but not tacky looking. I'm Orthodox and we've had some questions about the potential for disease transmission through Holy Communion (common spoon). For that matter, you could pick up just as many germs kissing icons. Our priest's attitude is that it's not the Eucharist that's gonna make you sick, it's the unresolved sin in your life, or communing when not prepared spiritually.

TinaG
http://comethatmidnight.wordpress.com

Joe (defend-us-in-battle.blogspot.com) said...

OH MAN! I didn't see this... wow. Our parish put an AUTO purell dispenser RIGHT in the double doors out front. It is literally the first thing that greets you.

There are about 4 others in the gathering space before you get into the knave. Yet... we have 1 statue... I love how we are all in danger and our church decides that self foaming anti-bacterial will save us and not the saints.

The Buffalo said...

ask and thou shalt recieve...

http://stglassbflo.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-joke-not.html

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Compared to some EMHC's I've seen, automatic communion chalices could be an improvement in reverance-not to mention personal appearance.

peccatoribus said...

Did anybody else wonder where the drain goes? I'm not a big fan of just dumping holy water down the drain.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

peccatoribus...the ground

Smiley said...

Then my wife wants to know why i am always angry these days. Do i not have reason to be when i see idioticity like this.
My parish church (not the nice latin one i try to attend) had two big antibacterial cleanser thingies.
my lovely wife asked me in church why the water fonts were empty. at this point i lost it and in my loudest stage whisper (so that the whole church could hear) i said becasue they are afariad of swin flu in the middle ages the plague was contagious but people still communicated on the tounge but today we are too scared to receive Jesus and have no faith that he is the divine healer.
Man i am sooo annoyed.
i am not smiley any more
(the word to type is drbum which is what i think of the entire western medical system)

Sarah said...

I wouldn't mind this if it meant we could have holy water in my parish again. The diocese has gotten all alarmist about H1N1, so now all that greets me at the door is hand sanitizer.