ASK FATHER: Standing on altar to change sanctuary lamp.
From a reader…
What is the consequence of standing on the alter table to change a hanging sanctuary lamp? (I just saw this after mass today)
Consequences can be dire, especially for the ladies of the altar guild who have to clean the altar cloths. Those footprints are pesky.
Also, the rubrics say that the perpetrator is to be caused to write “I will not stand on the altar” 10,000 times, after which he is to be fed only on bread and water until the following Sunday, when he must publicly do penance by sitting in the back corner of the church with