I believe that we should be reverent at Mass but sometimes amusing things happen that just can’t help but bring a smile to our faces.
At yesterday’s Pentecost Mass, our church was evidently experiencing some electrical problems. During the opening hymn and the Penitential rite, some of the lamps went out and the sound system had some momentary fades. There was plenty of natural light so no one was overly concerned and then everything seemed to come back on correctly anyways. After the Gloria finished, the priest prepared to read the opening prayer but just as he was taking a breath, the lights went out again. He proceeded with the prayer which began with the words, “Father of Light…” At that point the priest couldn’t help himself and just had to pause and chuckle. Those of us in the pews did too.
Does anyone else have any stories of things that happened to them?