Jesuit Celebrates Halloween By Dressing Up In “Priest Costume”

October 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Libs & Trads

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.”