In 30 years with his parish, I bet father Tim Pelc never saw himself spraying holy water out of a squirt gun, but alas, here we are.
Father Tim has gone viral for his innovative way to bless his parishioners amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down places of worship. "The original idea was to do something for the kids of the parish," Pelc toldBuzzFeed News. "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?"
Pelc explained that he consulted with his friend, an ER doctor to make sure this was a safe idea, to which he assured him it was not only safe. but fun as well, He even drove through with his own kids. Pelc is amazed at how widely the photos have been shared and how his idea has really resonated with people. "It was a good news story and people were in the mood for something like that," Pelc said.
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