Priest uses toy water pistol to bless churchgoers with holy water

Social distancing done right!

Larry Peplin / St Ambrose Parish / Facebook

Fr Timothy Pell, a Roman Catholic priest in the Detroit area, USA came up with a novel way of blessing his parishioners – getting them to remain in their cars while he squirted holy water at them using a toy water pistol.

Fr Pell wore a mask, face shield and rubber gloves as further precautions against spreading the coronavirus. He also consulted with a doctor friend to ensure his idea was safe.

After photos were published on social media by the St Ambrose Parish, the 70-year-old priest’s creative solution went viral and also resulted in many a meme.

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