Houston priest uses kayak to say Mass, runs afoul of ban on Sunday wine sales

(Crux) As Houston continues to be pounded by rainfall related to Hurricane Harvey, a Catholic priest returning from watching the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor Saturday night couldn’t get home, and spent the night sleeping in his truck on an overpass.

On Sunday Morning, he woke up ready to do what every priest does that day, which is to say Sunday Mass. In his case, however, his conveyance to get there was a little unusual: He used a kayak to navigate the city’s flooded streets, hoping to find people stranded along the way. He saw many Hispanics stranded, and was drawn to them as there are many Hispanics who attend services at his parish.

Father David Bergeron of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, in an interview with a local Houston ABC affiliate station told a reporter, “I’m French Canadian …. this is how the Americas were evangelized, with a canoe.”

Technically, of course, it wasn’t a canoe but a kayak, but for Bergeron the spirit’s the same.

“I hope that can bring a smile to a few people, and obviously I’m praying for everyone who is in need,” he said. [More]

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