Tostitos Fiesta Pentecost Mass One Of Many New Church Sponsorships

May 15, 2013 by  
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Alameda, CA–Following a string of church closures around the country, St. Stephen Parish in Alameda, California has announced plans to have their upcoming Pentecost Mass sponsored by Tostitos. The move comes just months after Los Angeles Bishop Jose Gomez officially changed the name of the city’s cathedral from Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to The Buffalo Wild Wings Cathedral. Pastor of St. Stephen Parish Fr. Duncan Conway told reporters this morning that accepting sponsorships helps to alleviate much of the financial stress that comes with keeping church doors open. “Having holy names and churches associated with corporations does take some getting used to, I admit that. But many sports leagues around the world have proven year after year that the financial benefits simply outweigh the negative.” Speaking from his home in Los Angeles, Bishop Gomez told Eye of the Tiber that he’s trying to coordinate sponsorships to appropriate churches and feast days. “For instance, we had two candidates for our next Annunciation Mass. Famous Idaho Potato put in a good bid, but in the end we decided on The Meineke Car Care Annunciation Mass. It seemed the most logical choice since it’s on that day that the Church celebrates Mary’s response to the Angel Gabriel, typically called the ‘FIAT,’ and a ‘FIAT’ is also a type of car, which fits well with Meineke’s business…and ours.” Other recent sponsorships include The San Diego County Credit Union Feast of St. John LateranThe Dixieline Lumber Solemnity of St. Joseph the Worker, and the controversial Fat Tuesday Mass.

  • Veronica

    Maybe Pepto-Bismol would be a better sponsor than Go-Daddy for the Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Mass…OR…the early, early Ash Wednesday Mass?

    • Ellie Ravinsky

      Old Country Buffet for Ash Weds. A church I used to attend had an all-you-can-eat soup luncheon on Good Friday.

  • Fidei Defensor

    The Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist brought to you by SuperCuts.

  • PennaLady

    The Feast of the Queenship of Mary
    brought to you by Cunard Trans-Atlantic Cruises.

  • Luke

    I look forward to both the Lo-Jack Feast of St. Anthony Mass and the USMC-sponsored Michaelmas.

  • Fidei Defensor

    LOUISVILLE- The Archdiocese of Louisville and Hillerich & Bradsby have signed a tentative agreement granting naming rights to the Cathedral of the Assumption and surrounding parish property to Hillerich & Bradsby. A source close to Archbishop Kurtz stated the new name will be Louisville Slugger Spiritual Center and Cathedral. Terms of the deal have yet to be announced but sources state the Archdiocese accepted cash and a seminarian to be named later.

  • Rob in Maine

    Here in Maine we have the LL Bean Memorial of the North American Martyrs – which goes really well together as we’re already wearing those boots. We also get a free LL Bean catalog insert in the bulletin so we can go camping like the Jesuits.

  • Luke Again

    Also controversial are PETA’s sponsorship of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) and the current fundraiser on to sponsor the feast of Pope Urban II (July 29). Almost certainly to be rejected is Planned Parenthood’s offer to sponsor all celebrations of the Feast of the Annunciation under the slogan, “Abstinence: only 99.9% Effective.”

  • Teri

    Weight Watchers has won over Nutrisystems for sponsorship of the Transfiguration and 3..2..1..Gold is the sponsor for the Feast of the Magi.

  • Rose

    Maybe Lays could sponsor Archbishop Aquila’s new $4 million add-on to his house. “Betcha can’t have just one living room!”

  • jamey brown

    The Windex Chrystal Clear Christ Cathedral could be the new Catholic version of the Chrystal Cathedral.

  • Jamey B Goode

    How about the Glass-Plus Absolution Cathedral for the recent Catholic conversion of the Chrystal Cathedral?
    (Much more cleverer than that Jamey Brown’s comment)

  • Jamey B Goode

    In another cost cutting measure priest offers general absolution to entire parish for the next year to avoid having to open the church on Saturdays.

    • “The Windex Chrystal Clear Christ Cathedral.” Why, oh why, can’t there be “like” buttons?! Plus I need absolution, I haven’t been getting anything done all day because I can’t stop reading. Potato chips have nothing on EOTT.

  • ithakavi

    When they announce Adoration of the Holy Burrito it is time to call Rome.

  • scooter

    Easter Sunday or not, I am definitely planning to attend the Tostitos Pentacost Mass. I understand that Holy Communion will be offered in four tasty flavors: traditional Yellow Corn, Salsa Verde, Hint o’ Lime, and Multigrain. The word in the pews is that congregants will be able to take home a complimentary “snak pak” of Tostitos communion elements for parishioners to continue the delicious consecration even after leaving the service. Bring your Bibles and bring your appetites!