Priest Goes Viral after Using Water Gun Filled with Holy Water to Bless Churchgoers
Rev Tim Pelc uses a water gun to squirt holy water at parishoners outside St. Ambrose Parish in Detroit during Holy Week in April, 2020. (Photos by Larry A. Peplin)

A Roman Catholic priest has gone viral after photos of him blessing churchgoers with a water gun filled with holy water emerged.

Father Tim Pelc of Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Detroit was figuring a safe way to bless parishioners’ Easter food while observing social distancing guidelines.

 “I thought, what could I do that would keep the quarantine restrictions going and give kids the experience of Easter?” he told “Today.”

After consulting with a doctor friend to ensure his idea will not put anyone in harm’s way, Fr Pelc donned PPE and grabbed a water gun.

He waited in the parking lot for churchgoers to drive for a squirt of holy water the day before Easter.

“We didn’t have a lot of notice on it. At noon, the Saturday before Easter, I went out there and there was a line of cars waiting,” he added.

Though St Ambrose’s Facebook page posted photos of this sweet stunt during the Easter holidays, the images only went viral last week due to a Photoshop battle on Reddit and a popular Twitter thread.

Let us know your comments about this sweet stunt.

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