Sometimes serious moments are broken to hilarious effect.
Our parish’s music director and cantor is currently on heavy pain medication after surgery. Consequently, he missed a line during a song at Mass this morning — the first time I’ve heard him goof in decades. It was a call-and-response song, meaning the congregation repeats what he sings. When he missed the line and laughed at himself — “Ha!” — some jokesters behind me responded in kind.
Elsewhere in the Mass, our lively priest from Nigeria gave an impassioned sermon. It was sufficiently upbeat to earn a cheer of “Yeah!” from my two-year-old niece.
What are some funny moments from your own serious proceedings? Worship, weddings, funerals, trials, business meetings, etc.
Another example is when I was put in charge of playing music from a portable stereo at certain times during my cousin’s wedding. At some point, I mistook one pause for another (wrong section) and played a few notes to startled stares. Thankfully, my cousin didn’t even remember the episode last I mentioned it.Published in