A Catholic priest who rode a « hoverboard » scooter during Christmas Eve Mass in the Philippines has fallen afoul of his diocese, which suspended Father Albert San Jose for attempting « to get the attention of the people » in a personal manner. The priest has apologized for the incident, which was recorded.
« The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence, » the diocese wrote in a statement this week. « It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people. »
Father Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish was suspended by his diocese after a video emerged of him riding a « hoverboard » scooter during Mass in the Philippines.