01 May, 2011

A Mass For Fergus

A farmer named MacRorie lived alone in the Scottish highlands except for his pet dog Fergus who had been a faithful companion for a very long time.

When the dog finally died, MacRorie went to the parish priest and asked, "Father, my Fergus has died. Could you possibly say a Mass for the poor creature?"

Father Patrick told the farmer, "No, we can't have services for an animal in the church, but I'll tell you what. There's a new denomination down the road apiece. There's no telling what they believe in, but maybe they'll do something for the animal."

MacRorie said, "I'll go right now. By the way, do you think $50,000 is enough to donate for the service?"

Father Patrick replied, "Why didn't you tell me the dog was Catholic? Will you be wanting a memorial statue too"