As far as using a water pistol to maintain social distance and still manage to get people their holy water fix, I would say that Father Tim Pecl from St Ambrose Church in Michigan was actually doing pretty well as opposed to some other people and their ideas during lockdown, but of course the internet didn’t see it that way and decided to instantly turn him into a meme.
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Here are a few of the best ones out there:
— Jack Hurley (@Hurleyj44) May 16, 2020
When you walk through the valley of the shadow of death but also make time for some fun along the way pic.twitter.com/z6iCDtKPjA
— long time no seal (@HNSeal2) May 16, 2020
Pope John Wick II does not mess around pic.twitter.com/Fg5OWzoEF2
— Steven Wine (@id6klub) May 16, 2020
— ℂ (@SANTACRUZJ0KER) May 16, 2020
This is what Pelc said about his idea to use holy water out of a squirt gun:
The original idea was to do something for the kids of the parish..
They were about ready to have an Easter unlike any of their past, so I thought, what can we still do that would observe all the protocols of social distancing?”
Not only is this safe, this is fun.
I was provided me with all the personal protection stuff that I needed.
The sun was out, we had a nice turnout.
It was a way of continuing an ancient custom, and people seemed to enjoy it.
I mean normally i’m the first one to make fun of people doing dumb stuff – it’s pretty much my job right now – but this just seems kinda wholesome and innocent and nice? And the memes aren’t even that good? Give the guy a break and go pick on Boris Johnson or Tekashi 6ix9ine or someone who deserves it or something.
For more of the same, check out when the queen got her bright green dress photoshopped. Seems so long ago.