Fr Bob writes: With first communion and confirmation enrolments taking place in the next few weeks, I thought I would pass on the following story:
“The Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel problem.
After much prayer and consideration, they determined the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.
At the Baptist Church, the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The Elders met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim, so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.
The Episcopal Church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later, the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water slide.
But the Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptized all the squirrels and confirmed them. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter!
Not much was heard from the Jewish Synagogue. But it’s rumoured that they took one squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t seen a squirrel on their property since.”
Parents of children making their first communion and confirmation this coming year, please don’t let your children become like the squirrels at the Catholic Church!!