Here are just a few examples of ways a parish can make sure they don’t generate any priestly vocations.
Firstly, it’s very important that you make sure there’s no apparent role or purpose for the man on the altar. He should appear to parishioners that he’s just an old softie in what looks to be a fancy bathrobe (of course, they should never be in formal vestments). We want to make sure that young men roll their eyes at the priests. Young men are drawn to priests that are purposeful. Remove the purpose from the priest and you remove the desire for anyone to want to become one.
Next, we want to smack the people in the pews with ridiculous dancing accompanied by songs that have no place in the liturgy. We want parishioners who aren’t sure what the purpose of Mass is to be even more confused. We want them to question why they are taking an hour out of their valuable weekend to watch fourth-rate dancers and musicians perform. We want people to think that the Mass is about the humans on the stage rather than about Christ’s sacrifice on the altar. If this doesn’t force parents out of Catholicism, it will at least make sure their children never come back as adults with their own families.
Here are a few videos from actual Catholic churches
Here are the now-viral videos from Holy Spirit Parish in Berkeley, California. Here the priest is front and center (with about a dozen girls dancing) showing off his barefoot skills. Does this kind of behavior encourage serious men to enter the seminary?
If any of these videos or pictures reminds you of your parish…RUN!
It is important to avoid Masses that resemble the pictures below at ALL COSTS otherwise young people might take the Mass seriously!