FOOTAGE has emerged of an Irish parish priest getting into an almighty technological mix up during a livestreamed Mass.
As Fr Pat of the Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish in Co. Donegal began his opening blessing on Wednesday morning, a rap song suddenly boomed over the speaker system.
"OKAY ... it's black the ripper!" blared the music, interrupting Fr Pat's dulcet prayer rather abruptly.
Fr Pat played the faux pas off brilliantly though, with enough style and grace to warrant a career in hip-hop.
After three of four seconds, he managed to turn the music off, and simply chuckled at the ... sudden change of pace, shall we say.
"Black the ripper ... A wee bit of rap in the morning, wakes you up," he said, before turning his attention back to the opening blessing.
What a pro.
Never thought I'd hear rap music at Mass!📍 Burtonport, Donegal
music by @BlackTheRipper pic.twitter.com/RIpB9hmYN0
— Patrick Devine (@podevine) March 4, 2021
The Kincasslagh Parish Facebook page later shared the footage of the mishap, and it understandably sent social media into a bit of a frenzy.
Perhaps even more magnificently, the parish church posted the song - Young Prophet by Samson (aka Black the Ripper) - as that morning's official 'opening hymn'.
*clap clap clap*
In the comment section of the Facebook post, one user wrote: "Ah the song is Young Prophet, I can see where Alexa went wrong," attributing the error to an automated system which saw the word 'prophet' and assumed the song would be fit for the halls of a church.
Technology, eh? Two steps forward and three steps back!