Catholic Neighbors

Each Friday night after work, sun, snow or rain, Jack, being a Newfie, would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a moose steak.

But, all of Jack’s neighbours were Catholic.

And since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.

The delicious aroma from the grilled moose steaks was causingsuch a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.

The priest came to visit Jack, and suggested that he become a Catholic.

After several classes and much study, Jack attended Mass, and asthe priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said: “You were born a Protestant and raised a Protestant, but now you are a Catholic.”

Jack’s neighbours were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled moose filled the neighbourhood.

The priest was called immediately by the neighbours, and, as herushed into Jack’s yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement.

There stood Jack, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkledover the grilling meat and chanted: “You wuz born a moose, you wuz raised a moose, but now you is a codfish.”