A Priest Squirted Holy Water at Churchgoers at a Socially-Distanced Service and He's Now a Meme | 22 Words

After squirting churchgoers with a holy water-filled pistol, a Michigan priest has gone viral and has been hilariously transformed into a meme in the process.

Keep scrolling to read about the innovative priest, and to see some of the best memes for yourself...

Father Tim Pelc is this year's latest viral sensation.

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The seventy-year-old priest, from Michigan, has gained tremendous viral fame after photos from one of his tactical socially-distanced service were posted online.

Father Pelc is taking no chances when it comes to the ongoing medical pandemic...

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And, as a result, he thought up an inventive and, most importantly, safe way to bless his followers.

It turns out that a simple, lime green water pistol was the answer to Father Pelc's socially-distanced blessings.

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Bible in one hand, water pistol in the other, the ingenious priest stood armed outside of the St. Ambrose Parish as followers drove up in their cars waiting to be blessed with the holy water.

As they reached the priest...

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Followers would wind down their car windows for Father Pelc to squirt in holy water from a government-approved distance. Safety first!

He would even douse the trunks of the cars with his holy pistol...

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Because everything needs a little blessing sometimes, right?

The photos of Pelc armed with his water pistol were quick to go viral...

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And the priest, who has been with his parish for over thirty years and prides himself on having a "pretty wacky mind and pretty accepting congregation", admits that he has never experienced these levels of fame before.

The priest wanted to bring a little bit of Easter joy to the children of the parish.

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"The original idea was to do something for the kids of the parish," Pelc told BuzzFeed. "They were about ready to have an Easter unlike any of their past, so I thought, what can we still do that would observe all the protocols of social distancing?"

But everyone loves Father Pelc's fun idea...

And, as soon as the photos of him in action were posted to Facebook, he has been catapulted into viral fame.

But he is pleased to be the subject of so much joy...

And it has even reached the Vatican. "It even had two hits in the Vatican, which sort of concerned me but I haven’t heard anything yet."

Going to church suddenly seems a lot more appealing...

Water fight with a priest, anyone?

The year is 2020...

And Father Pelc is living it to the max.

But, like these things always do...

Father Pelc was quickly transformed into a meme. Keep scrolling to see the best ones...

Of course, someone replaced the water pistol for a real pistol.

Now, this is a bad-ass priest.

Pope John Wick II is also pretty bad-ass...

There's no sinning on his watch.

And a tactical Pulp Fiction edit...

Tarantino really needs to consider Father Pelc for his next movie...

The Good, The Bad...

And the holy spirit.

Father Pelc is ready for some prehistoric battle...

Water pistol at the ready.

And, for something a little less bad ass...

A cute clown priest.

Okay, we're not sure how effective his water-pistol would be in this scenario...

But he gets top marks for effort.

Don't try it, demon...

I really hope he said this in real life.

Okay, I'm here for this one.

If Father Pelc can respect women, you can too.

But, despite the hilarity of the lime green water pistol...

Many people have been suggesting that Father Pelc use something with a little more power... You know, just for a better range.

Some people have sinned more than others...

And only a super-soaker volume of holy water will suffice.

But it turns out that other priests out there have been putting Father Pelc's efforts to shame...

A priest in Mexico completely drenched his followers in holy water using an impressive Super-Soaker. Father Pelc - You need to up your game.

Super soakers are now all the range in the Catholic community...

But we will never forget Father Pelc's humble water pistol. For more impressive holy water dispensing methods, keep scrolling to read about the priest who air bombed a city with the spiritual liquid...