Water Gun “Baptism” Was Meant to Be Funny

Father Stephen Klasek of St Mark and St Paul parishes in Tennessee, Nashville Diocese, said a photo showing him while "baptising" a child with a water gun, was staged.

St Mark Parish explained on (May 26) that the picture was produced on the family's insistence as a copycat action after similar photos had been published on the Internet. Klasek agreed to it because he thought it was "funny."

The water gun didn't contain Holy Water, and it was aimed at the father, not at the baby.

Other priests, like Father Rim Pelc, used water guns to “bless” their parishioners.


Hugh N. Cry
comfort ye
I just can't stop laughing. Maybe take the act on the road?
Jim Dorchak
Not a baptism and not a priest.
For a moment there, I almost would have guessed you were riffing the Golden Age Of Grotesque... Even if not, this definitely is... vaudeville, ;-)
Maybe it was, but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
De Profundis
Masculinity has collapsed
“Confession heals. Confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession, there is your chance for mercy.” -St. Isidore of Seville
Incredible historical photo, Tesa People today tend to forget how Catholicism once was (and still can be) practiced anywhere. Higher-res version, in case anyone else wants a copy.