Summer Chuckles #4

group of clownsWhile I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!


A pastor and the music director were always at odds with one another over the selection of hymns at Mass. Eventually, the pastor announced that he was moving on and told the music director that, in a gesture of good will, she could choose all the music for his farewell Mass without interference from him. When the day came, the pastor said his farewells during his homily and concluded by saying that, although he wished he could stay, that it was Jesus’ will that he move on. As he returned to his seat, the music director invited the assembly to sing, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

2 Comments on Summer Chuckles #4

  1. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face throughout this month with the humorous stories. I am familiar with a slightly different version of Chuckle #2. I’m sharing all the stories with my fellow catechists, DRE, and pastor, as well as, with my family. Thank you, Joe, for making us all smile.

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