There Was Certainly A Point During My Clown Mass When I Thought, “What The Hell Am I Doing?”

May 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Mass

Pastor of St. Genesius Catholic Church Fr. Edmond Harrington confirmed this afternoon that at one point during his first ever Clown Mass, he looked down at his oversized checkered shoes as he was praying and thought to himself, “Edmond, what in the world are you doing?”

“I mean, don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel a shred of guilt about it or anything,” Harrington told EOTT as he brushed away a lock of bright red hair from his painted face. “But I mean…who could deny how freaking weird the whole thing was. As a kid I never imagined myself saying a Mass. I also never imagined myself exerting so much time and effort trying to pick up a host off an altar with oversized white gloves. Definitely harder than it looks.”

Harrington went on to say that there was another point during the Mass, just moments after he had said the words of consecration and raised the host, when he just paused there a minute, gazing, “not in adoration, but in absolute disbelief” of what in the damn hell he was doing.

One deacon said that he knew the Mass was going to be a touch unusual after Harrington handed him a rubber chicken, and asked him to slap him in the face with it some time during the homily.

Harrington also told EOTT that he had gotten frustrated during the dismissal, after having spent a good minute or so trying to maneuver his plastic red nose so that he could kiss the altar. “It was humiliating,” he said, before smacking himself in the face with a pie.