Jesuit Celebrates Halloween By Dressing Up In “Priest Costume”

October 31, 2012 by  
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Hoping to surprise his family and friends at Holy Trinity Parish’s annual Halloween Breakfast this morning, local Jesuit Fr. Walter Allen arrived dressed as a Roman Catholic Priest.

“It’s always been a fun little idea of mine to wear one of these things,” Allen said, shortly after he surprised those gathered at the breakfast.

“He walked right up to us and asked if we wanted him to bless our food,” Allen’s mother recalled. “But none of us had any clue that it was Walt in that thing, so we were like, ‘sure, why not?'”

Those gathered at the event told EOTT that they became suspicious when Allen forgot the meal-time prayer midway through.

“That’s when we knew it was Walt,” longtime friend Kevin Austin said. “He only uses spontaneous prayers, so that’s when we all kinda looked at each other and were like, ‘Wait a minute.’ He was fumbling around with the words and trying to sound like a priest–it was hilarious. He got us good.”


  • claire

    Hahaha! Ouch – those poor jesuits. They are always bare the brunt the joke.. The really funny ones, anyway.

  • There are some good ones out there. You just have to look. Avery Cardinal Dulles, rest in peace.

  • MarkA

    Two men considering a religious vocation were having a conversation. “What is similar about the Jesuit and Dominican Orders? ” the one asked.

    The second replied, “Well, they were both founded by Spaniards — St. Dominic for the Dominicans, and St. Ignatius of Loyola for the Jesuits. They were also both founded to combat heresy — the Dominicans to fight the Albigensians, and the Jesuits to fight the Protestants.”

    “What is different about the Jesuit and Dominican Orders?”

    “Met any Albigensians lately?”

  • MarkA

    A man walked up to a Franciscan and Jesuit and asked, “How many novenas must you say to get a Mercedes Benz?”

    The Franciscan asked, “What’s a Mercedes Benz?”

    The Jesuit asked, “What’s a novena?”

    • Greg Walker

      Too near the truth! I once knew a young professed religious, who, on hearing the Angelus sounding at the appointed time, asked me “Why are they ringing the bells?”

  • Panda Rosa

    If he had a wimple and a ruler he could pass for a Mother Superior 🙂

  • Jim111

    This is hilarious!!!!

  • Tony Dixon

    THE good Jesuit is in Brisbane Australia – Rev Fr Greg Jordan SJ, in the States there are Father Joe Fessio SJ, Father Mitch Pacwa SJ, Father Kenneth Baker SJ, the mighty Father Paul Mankowski SJ…….and Walt doesn’t even know how to Bless a meal.

    • keith Marino

      Don’t forget the locally famous Father William Farge of New Orleans….loves tradition!

      • keith Marino

        Fr. William Farge S J … that is.

    • galileoguy

      Fessio and Pacwa are the ones you revere? Sorry, if you’re looking for the Legionaires and Opus Dei, then that’s where you should go.

    • Priscilla M. Gray

      and Fr Cornelius Buckley, SJ

  • Josh

    A Jesuit and a Dominican were traveling together and sat down one morning to say their morning office. They both pulled out their breviaries but the Jesuit also got a thermos of coffee out of his bag, poured a cup, and lit a cigarette. The Dominican said, “I’d love to join you, but I asked my superior if I could smoke and drink coffee during my prayers and he said ‘don’t be irreverent.'” The Jesuit said, “interesting. I asked my superior if I could pray while having my morning coffee and smoke and he said ‘I don’t see why not.'”

    • pat

      Ha, ha, as if any of them still pray the office!

  • HA HA HA, I missed this one on Halloween and I need a good laugh today! Poor Jesuits. One of these days they’ll rally around something again.

  • ba Seq

    so The Jesuits, Franciscans and Dominicans were having a bit of a turf war. There was a major debate at the Greg about which order was greater. (Still don’t know why it was not at PUTA but that is another joke for another day). And the debate was going strong they even had asked the Pope to decide. The Pope (infallible though he is in matters of faith) was at a bit of a loss on this one. So he told them to pray about it. And so they did.
    On the 3rd Day there was a big scroll that descended in the Greg and on it was written:

    “You are all my dear precious children and all of your are equal none is greater”

    God S.J.

  • Ceile De

    What are the only two things the Jesuits don’t change at Mass?

    The bread and the wine.

  • Don

    Funny because it is just , excuse me, f*cking sad