This is what I found on NYPost.com:
A Detroit priest used a squirt gun filled with holy water to bless churchgoers during a socially distant service — and photos of the decidedly unorthodox event have now gone viral on social media.
Father Tim Pelc said he came up with the idea as a way to give kids the experience of Easter while still maintaining a safe distance from others during the Holy Week at St. Ambrose Parish, Buzzfeed News reported.
“The original idea was to do something for the kids of the parish,” Pelc told the outlet over the weekend. “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 used a water gun to bless his parishioners’ Easter baskets from a safe distance “as a way of continuing an ancient custom, and people seemed to enjoy it.”
Photos from the socially-distanced Holy Week service are plentiful on social media.
Take a look:
A Priest giving social distance blessings with a squirt pistol and what, I’m assuming, is Holy water. 2020 folks. pic.twitter.com/iDnYs33hs9
— Jeff Barnaby (@tripgore) May 15, 2020
Father Tim Pelc told BuzzFeed News he’s amazed at how widely the photo is being shared. “It even had two hits in the Vatican,” he said, “which sort of concerned me but I haven’t heard anything yet.”https://t.co/eddSt0YHjl via @OliviaNiland
— Clarissa-Jan Lim (@clarissajanlim) May 16, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2020
— CP24 (@CP24) May 17, 2020
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