With all the changes people have been getting creative and that applies to religious leaders as well. Father Tim Pelc, a 70-year-old priest at St. Ambrose Parish in Detroit, Michigan recently came up with a creative and playful solution to the problem of not being able to make physical contact with his parishioners.
In a photo that has since gone viral, Father Pelc is seen using a squirt gun full of holy water to bless his flock while social distancing.
Pelc was looking for a fun and safe way to dole out blessings on Easter and the result was such a bizarre and funny image that people were delighted.
A Priest giving social distance blessings with a squirt pistol and what, I’m assuming, is Holy water. 2020 folks. pic.twitter.com/iDnYs33hs9
— Jeff Barnaby (@tripgore) May 15, 2020
Being both topical and entertaining the image of course quickly became a meme. Squirt Gun Priest? Why not? It’s 2020!
Load up one of these bad boys with wafers and fill another squirt gun with wine and bam, ya got social distance communion pic.twitter.com/CqNCmwS0Jr
— Helen Wilbers (@HelenWilbers) May 16, 2020