Monday Morning Priest Would’ve Said Mass Completely Different

February 3, 2014 by  
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Denver, CO––After having attended Mass yesterday evening, Denver native and layman Jeffrey Baines went on his public access television show Clerical Primetime this morning to criticize his parish pastor Father Roger Manning of quitting midway through Mass. Manning had nearly a quarter of his usual parishioners show up for his late Sunday evening Mass just an hour after the  Superbowl aired. “It was a really empty at Mass,” a worked up Baines screamed at the camera after attending what he called the most “embarrassing” showing at a Mass he had ever seen. “That not a lot of people showed up was one thing. That was to be expected. But to throw in the towel during that disastrous homily…that’s another thing.” In an interview with EOTT this morning, Maning defended himself saying that the Mass was “Not embarrassing at all.” “I would never use that word. The word ’embarrassing’ is an insulting word, to tell you the truth.” But many people who attended the Mass said that sometime midway through the homily, Manning had seemingly  “thrown in the chasuble.” “It wasn’t just Manning,” one parishioner said when interviewed on Clerical Primetime. “The Mass is a team effort. The priest runs the show, but everyone from the deacon, who only high-fived six people during the sign of peace, to the eucharistic ministers who were slow and lazy in distributing communion were to blame. There’s always next Mass, and Father Manning is such a great priest…but at this point we really need to start considering Manning’s legacy as a priest.”