Video: Priest suspended for riding a hoverboard during mass
A priest decided to say part of his mass over Christmas on a hoverboard, but the up-to-the-minute move has resulted in a spot of bother for the clergyman.
The priest became a holy roller at the Christmas Eve service in the Philippines but when the video went viral, his bosses cracked down.
The Diocese of San Pablo in Laguna issued this stern statement in relation to the incident.
Last December 24, 2015, before the final blessing of the Christmas eve mass, as a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hoverboard.
That was wrong.
The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.
The priest said that it was a wake up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again.
He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event.
He would like to apologize for what happened.