Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

New Priest Stumbles over the Vodka

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

New Priest Stumbles over the Vodka

Article excerpt

A NEW Priest at his first mass in Ipswich was so nervous he could hardly speak.

After mass he asked the parish priest how he had done.

The parish priest replied, "When I am worried about getting nervous on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass. If I start to get nervous, I take a sip."

So next Sunday he took his advice.

At the beginning of the sermon, he placed a large glass of vodka on the pulpit and unfortunately forgot the water.

He soon got nervous and took a drink. As the words started to flow he took another and another until the glass was empty.

As he finished up he felt happy because he could see from the look in the parishioners' eyes he had captured their attention.

Upon his return to his office after the mass, he found the following note on the door:

1) Sip the vodka, don't gulp. …

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