Fr. Zuhlsdorf Installs Electric Altar Rails; 2 Women Injured

February 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Mass

It is being reported that the two unidentified Catholics who rushed the altar this morning to assist Fr. John Zuhlsdorf during the Mass were injured after they were shocked by electric altar rails installed by the priest.

The well-known Catholic priest and blogger told EOTT that he initially did not know what happened.

“I was preparing to have the electrified rails turned off so I could distribute Holy Communion when I heard the sound of something grilling,” Fr. Zuhlsdorf said. “I remember the lights began to flicker like someone was being electrocuted in the Green Mile.”

Witnesses say that the two unidentified Catholics were not parishioners, but visitors.

“Everyone here knows that Father’s got it under control up there,” one parishioner told reporters. “He electrified the altar rails for just this reason–visitors who don’t know better.”

Ruth Hawkins, another witness, told EOTT that the first woman electrified just moments after the Mass began was overheard saying, “the poor priest needs to stop mumbling and speak up into his microphone so we can all hear him,” before attempting to run up and quietly inform him of his gaffe. The other woman electrified was reportedly “disgusted” that no one was assisting Zuhlsdorf distribute communion, and was attempting to “give him a hand.” She reported from her hospital bed earlier this afternoon that, after some reflection, she believed no parishioner wanted to help him because he had offended the congregation by rudely turning his back to them all Mass long. Parishioners report that the church smelled of chicken for the rest of the Mass. The two women are expected to make full recoveries.