Sun­day mass can­celled

Evening Times - - FEATURES -

A CATHOLIC Cathe­dral gave the boot to Sun­day night mass – be­cause parish­ioners wanted to watch foot­ball on the telly.

Church at­ten­dances dropped dra­mat­i­cally since Sky be­gan show­ing live Scot­tish games on Sun­day nights.

Priests gave the red card to the 6.30pm mass at St Mirin’s Cathe­dral in Pais­ley, with the bless­ing of the Church hi­er­ar­chy.

They would cel­e­brate mass at 4pm in­stead, let­ting foot­ball-lov­ing Catholics go to church and get home in time to watch the game.

It was the sec­ond time foot­ball had won over re­li­gion.

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