Detroit priest uses squirt gun to shoot holy water so he can bless people at safe social distance

Posted at 5:53 AM, May 18, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing religious leaders across the country to get creative for their weekly religious services.

Several churches across the country have taken to holding drive-in Sunday services. But a Catholic parish in Detroit has found a unique way to bestow blessings to its community in recent weeks.

St. Ambrose Parish posted a photo of a priest, Father Tim Pec, using a squirt gun to bless people in cars with holy water.

The church sats method helps him maintain social distancing from parishioners who drive up to the church.

The photos inspired dozens of memes that were widely shared on social media over the weekend.