Tuesday, November 05, 2013

How to make Mass RELEVANT ... so, you know, it won't be, like, boring!

... because, you know, it has the be made entertaining, so it won't be like, boring, gag me.

According to Rorate, this "Circus Mass" featuring circus acts, a clarinet-playing main celebrant, and belly dancers (one of them with a snake around her body) was celebrated on December 16, 2012 apparently as "fund-raising" (!) for Kinderhilfe Bethlehem, a non-profit relief organization helping the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem.

What's the best caption? You choose:
  1. God bless, 'em! Nothing like winning the whole world for Christ and his Church!
  2. At least their hearts are in the right place!
  3. How boring!
  4. The belly dancers convict me of my dire need of repentance!
  5. The snake has to be a phallic symbol!
  6. The liturgy speaks of God's transcendence and Christ's sacrificial oblation!
  7. My spirits are lifted!
  8. (Other):_______________________


Codgitator (Cadgertator) said...

I think Pope Francis himself, wittingly or not, provides some of the best captions.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Pope Francis has already bagged one German priest (bishop) for extravagant spending on his residence and personal comforts. Lets make it a double play and get this one for making an utter mockery of the Mass!

Andrew M. Greenwell said...

Sacrebleu Mass.

JFM said...

This reminds me of all the church signs the country over that have

"9 am Worship
7 pm Contemporary Worship"

That started in the 70s, and they are still calling it "Contemporary." Yes, as contemporary as bell bottoms, 1-2-3- Jello and shag rugs. In a similar vein, all the relevant worship trappings are usually anything but. Its the hippie ethos reincarnated over and over again: "let's do something *different*!"