I feel very sorry for this priest. He is denigrating the Mass with his antics. Increased attendance does not justify demeaning the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. One day he’ll look up and his parish will be emptier than ever before. Fads have no staying power. He should be ashamed of himself. So should his bishop.
On the other hand there is absolutely no reason why he couldn’t incorporate some of his shtick before or after Mass during a coffee social but during the Mass? Absolutely not.
A truly creative and caring priest would find a way to attract the faithful without making a mockery of the Mass. How about a pre-Mass Bible study for kids that artfully works in some of his act? I think that would be great.
I would bet dollars to dimes that in 25 years those kids shown in the video will NO LONGER be going to Mass – nor will their kids and that’s the true test of what he is doing. I suspect this priest will no longer be active either…