Filipino priest on hoverboard suspended by church

The incident happened during Christmas Eve mass
The incident happened during Christmas Eve mass

A Filipino priest has been suspended by diocese authorities, after video of him gliding around church on a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass went viral.

The priest, who has not been named, can be seen sailing up and down aisles as churchgoers in Laguna province applaud.

“That was wrong,” the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo said in a statement on its Facebook page.

It said he greeted people and sang a Christmas song on the hoverboard and he was now out of the parish to “reflect”.

“The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Church’s highest form of worship, not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get attention,” the diocese statement said.

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52 Comments

  1. February 5, 2018

    Everyone should not think in negative way. I think he must has his own expression.

  2. The One and Only
    January 24, 2018

    Catholics and their silly rules are too rigid. This needs to take this as a blessing and move out and do better things

  3. January 4, 2018

    This is somehow funny with the action, but I think he didn’t mean to be negative.

  4. Face the Facts
    January 4, 2016

    Some of you know nothing about the Catholic Church. You do not know why the priest did what he did. Do you know the size of the Church? At this time of year, priests get tired especially if there is only one priest in the parish. This may be the reason why he was on this board. I am certain he has an explanation for his action.
    Some people are narrow minded. Those who sent this viral are guilty of their actions. As always, some people do not think of the why’s and wherefore’s.
    I am a Catholic and I will not condemn the priest. There is always a reason for what people say and do. Just as yourselves.
    Keep in mind, those who state they laughed, consider, those who laugh last, will laugh the loudest. This will come when they die and they are faced with their judgment. Therefore, do not be presumptuous that you serve God to the fullest. God knows better and much more and the hearts of people. He knows the hypocrites. Their day will come.

  5. Zeb Kooess
    January 2, 2016

    Nothing new. These catholic priests have been sliding and gliding long before the hooverboard. It’s a shame that they were not suspended while sliding and gliding on the innocent Children. :twisted:

  6. look nonsense
    January 2, 2016

    Wonder what the Pope said about this?! He probably sent his condolences just like when Erika mash up DA. This is a joke and represents a failing religion. No wonder less and less people are going to Church. People are not blind and can see through the hipocrisy of failing leaders and instititions.

    • Face the Facts
      January 4, 2016

      How holy are those people whom you state are not blind including you? God knows more than you.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ established His Church. It will never fail. Some will leave the faith because they are influenced by all those false prophets who formed their churches and as they live ungodly lives. You are not enlightened to know the devil, the detractor and destroyer of souls is very much involved in this.
      What you also do not know is that they are the false prophets of our times which Our Lord spoke of that, “many will come in His Name and will deceive the people.”
      We are also informed in Holy Scriptures about the Great Apostasy and the remnants. If you are not aware of this, study The New Testament commencing with the Gospel of Matthew to John and the inspired writings of St. Paul.
      When you die you will know, experience and see more of this.

    • syncronize
      January 4, 2016

      And alot of you are blinded and fearful of DA’s failing leader and will not speak out against his wrong doings? Wrong is wrong in all ways, say it for Skerrit too or keep silent and shut your mouths. Catholic is failing but persons like you have failed the people of Dominica.

    • Lumberjack
      January 4, 2016

      Im sure the people gliding in and on you are not priests..

  7. anonymous2
    January 2, 2016

    The Roman Catholic church is a dictatorship run by the Vatican mafia.

    • Face the Facts
      January 4, 2016

      How ignorant and unenlightened are you to the point of wickedness and hatred for this Church?
      You have much to learn. At no time this Church dictates to anyone. It teaches the Word of God. Those who are members must adhere to its “religious teachings”, its doctrines and what it also teaches according to Holy Scriptures. They are free to leave it. The Church authorities will not run after them and pull them back.
      God does not force you to worship Him and obey His Ten Commandments. He gave each one of us a free mind. This is the same free mind which will either save us or condemn us.
      The Catholic Church forces no one to remain in the Church. If they love it and its teachings, they remain out of their free mind and will. They are not tied up and bound up to remain in it. No one asked them to remain in this Church. They do so out of their own free will and as inspired by God Himself because He established this Church.

    • Face the Facts
      January 4, 2016

      I will further inform you, as you persecute this Church, its hierarchy, the laity and speak ill of it, you persecute Our Lord Jesus Christ. In your ignorance you do not know that you also lack respect.
      Those who influenced its members to leave, also do likewise. All will pay a dear price before God. Wait and see.
      Our Lord said, “. . . I tell you, on the Day of Judgment, by your words you will be acquitted and by your words you will be condemned.”
      Some people flap their mouths without thinking; never considering what will Jesus say. Go ahead and condemn yourself. You never know what will befall you when you least expect. This will be your earthly punishment. The eternal one will come sooner or later.
      My advice to you is to change your evil ways. God is taking note of your words as embedded in your heart, mind and soul. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  8. GOD NAR SLEEP
    January 1, 2016

    Hypocritical biased Vaticans and Dominica still supports this religion and it’s immoral acts.

    • GOD NAR SLEEP
      January 1, 2016

      Lemme ask a question, does Dominica support the Vatican still by making annual donations? I mean, we are a Catholic Country , we have been devastated by Erika and Rome has not said that they will help us in the rebuilding process, but yet still they will pump millions of dollars in Israel and other mideast countries. What happen to us, is it because we are suffering black monkeys who are that blind to this cult that just take and don’t give?

    • Face the Facts
      January 4, 2016

      When some of you critics and enemies die you will know who are the hypocrites. Woe to you. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  9. Titiwi
    January 1, 2016

    The priest’s name is Father Falbert San Jose of the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal parish in Binan(pronounced Binjan). Unorthodox perhaps but I would say “thumbs up” to Father Falbert. By all accounts he kept his congregation fully awake and alert during his presentation of the message of God, which is more than can be said of many other colleagues of his. Now he has been banned from his parish after a knee jerk reaction by his superiors when a gentle reprimand would have sufficed. A great shame and a loss to his parishioners no doubt.

  10. The Prophet
    January 1, 2016

    The church is too hypocritical. Priests on a hoverboard get banned but those who profess to levitate, rise and float in the air, are made saints such as St. Gerard of Magella. but the most famous is the Franciscan monk St. Joseph of Cubertino, who apparently could lift himself into the air at will and was canonized for these magic powers. He has even been adapted as the patron saint of air passengers. Magic power yes, but hoverboard no, too common for that church. Only miracles of faith accepted. I am sure God loves that priest on his hoverboard just as much as St. Gerard or St. Joseph.

    • syncronize
      January 4, 2016

      What about the Order of Constantine where our own Leader Skerrit was inducted in this false and demonic organisation of the Illuminatis by high ranking Cardinals and those top leaders who support the underground.

  11. December 31, 2015

    My wife and I laughed when we saw this on Canadian television.

    Pastors have done worst things to create a little excitement in their services. I think this priest meant well. He was bored with the same old, same old, week after week. His people were not responding and he didn’t know what else to do.

    Many evangelical Bible believing congregations have lost the joy they once had and their worship has become a routine. But their pastors should know the answer is lead their congregations into an atmosphere of revival. When you have services where the “gifts of the Spirit” are operating, the Word is preached, the lost are being saved, the sick are prayed for, and people are being healed, delivered, and set free, you don’t need a pastor on a hoverboard.

    In a revived church it is never business as usual! The people are excited. They don’t want to miss a service in case the Lord shows up. It is The Acts of the Apostles chapter 29!

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • Me
      January 3, 2016

      Good message Rev. but it should be “worse” instead of “worst”. I expect better from an educated man like you

      • January 5, 2016

        Me:

        Thanks for the correction. I must be more careful.

        Have you found any other spelling errors on DNO :?: I see many.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

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    • He was bored with the same old, same old, week after week. His people were not responding and he didn’t know what else to do—Rev. Donald Hill, D.D. December 31, 2015

      Reverend Hill that is exactly what I said my message here, but in different wording–why should worship to God be boring? Should the heart of the worshipper not be full of Joy?

      But who can have that Joy without the Holy Spirit? That is the problem with the churches–not just the Roman Catholic Church.

      It only takes two or three people of the Church who is Spiritually grounded for the Holy Spirit to lead the rest into revival–and if the Church leader is not one of them, the Church is trouble

      And unless the Churches acknowledge that religion is not the answer to their faith and worship to God, there will always be church houses full of people who are bored to death as they fall asleep. How can there be any sort of revival in those churches–but that is what God wants in us. Bottom line!

  12. Whatever prompted that priest to do this was definitely not the Holy Spirit. Because he was not in the Spirit–not in the Essence of worship to God But that is what Jesus calls us to do when He said: we should be focused on Spirit and Truth to worship God, who is Spirit.

    But how can they? They claim to be Christians, but they have no grounds in “spirituality”. Most of them, congregation and all ignore the warning of Jesus, who said to us, through the man Nicodemus: “You must be born again of Water and the Spirit”

    They are defending the Eucharist, but what is it good for–when they do not worship God in Spirit and Truth–instead they are grounded in the things of religion, including that hovering board–why penalize the priest.

    The Holy Spirit must indwelt us, so to put our minds in the process of renewal, for the sake of complete transformation. Unless we encounter that process, we remain the man of the flesh– God cannot tolerate that state in us

    • Tjebe Fort
      January 4, 2016

      Get a life. Even Jesus himself did magic and walked on water they say. I do not believe they want miserable people in Heaven like you but at least must go to purgatory first to learn how to be cheerful and truly tolerant of others with a different opinion how to serve God.

      • @Tjebe Fort January 4, 2016

        If you had a Life there is no way you compare the work of Jesus with that of the natural man, who only produces futility.

        So guess what! You are the one who is exiting dead, and right now it is not possible for you to ever have a Life–enjoy your home of darkness for eternity;’ while I am in the Light forevermore.

        I do not know who you are now, and I give thanks to God that I will never get to know you, because you and I can never belong in the same house. Bottom line! .

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      • Tjebe Fort
        January 4, 2016

        How arrogant you are to pretend to know what God thinks. I pray to the same God and I do not think he is narrow minded like you. My God is all loving and forgiving. You can keep yours and I will have mine. May God forgive you for your misery.

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  13. December 31, 2015

    Since the Bishop is doing nothing about the politician priest in Dominica, no name no warrant everyone in Dominica know who he is, he is not hiding, throwing words to people who do not support Skerrit the master he serve, Dominicans should file a complain to the Vatican, the Pope, he is on the record preaching Politic. During the last election many Catholic were offended by his action and walked out during his service, yet instead for the Bishop to discipline Father T and distance himself from the corrupt politicians he accepted half a million dollars from them, while at the same time there are children in Dominica go to school on a hungry stomach, children going to bed on a hungry stomach as well, and the church is not preaching about poverty on the island, but getting paid for preaching politics, division and hate in the church

  14. forreal
    December 31, 2015

    :lol: de man can not float on clouds,so de man showing that there church is a fake and modernized Christianity is all about science and modern marvels,a replacement for miracles :lol:

    • Face the Facts
      January 4, 2016

      What about the thousands of different churches in the world? What do you call them? Once again, the day will come when you will see these disappear as God has ordained. The only Church that will remain until the end of time will be the Catholic Church for God established His Church on earth.
      Our Lord prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to his death that all might be one. What happened to the divisions and disunity? Do not overlook this and who brought it about, into the world. When you speak evil of this Church keep note of that. So much more could be stated.

  15. mine
    December 31, 2015

    He should not use this thing in church , this is not a place for hoverboard period. If a child was using it he wold stop him we have to live by example.

  16. FORKIT
    December 31, 2015

    i see nothing wrong since christmas is a pagan ritual and has nothing to do with the birth of christ…priest knows that and continue to deceive the ignorant..

    • Face the Facts
      January 4, 2016

      God is not amused. Dominica has many more godless people than I thought who will bring down the wrath of God. Your words condemn you. Stay tuned for more disasters.

  17. TS Erika
    December 31, 2015

    I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. THE VATICAN NEED TO RELAX

  18. Yuyu
    December 31, 2015

    The hover board should give him a high fall in the centre of the church .

  19. Zeb Kooess
    December 31, 2015

    Well, you see!! The prophet Elijah was taken up to heaven in a Chariot of fire – So this guy may have wanted to try it. But him ain’t holy enough to fly. Look at the laity in the congregation!!! In the catholic church, everything the priest says and do; whether the followers understand or not, they bow. If the priest speaks Latin, they bow; Spanish, they bow; Italian, they bow; Greek, they bow. If the priest sneeze, they bow. All because they are so, so blind.

  20. tru d bino q la
    December 31, 2015

    In the words of William Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players they have their exits and entrances.” What an entrance?

  21. udohreadyet
    December 31, 2015

    They just mad cause they didn’t think about it first and they cant afford one to do the same :)

  22. December 31, 2015

    So what! Did he sin? That church have to much in it you hear. The Priest cannot amuse the congregation then. AA.

    • Face the Facts
      January 4, 2016

      Ask yourself or remind yourself, how did this get out and went viral? It is not the priest. It is a member of the congregation or someone (some people) who are not genuine members. Some of them go to church once a year at Christmastime. God knows the hypocrites. Those who are responsible for this will pay for it.
      They are asked to turn off their cellphones. God will handle this person or people in time. When they experience hardships, they wail, why me. They will find out why not they, for their actions.

      • Me
        January 4, 2016

        Come on Facts. You are just a sourpuss. Do you not see members of the congregation applauding their priest, clapping their hands? Are you capable of genuine love I wonder.

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  23. DeJoker
    December 31, 2015

    NO FUN ALLOWED

  24. December 31, 2015

    But Christians say Jesus was hovering above a lake so why the church punishing the guy for hovering in church. The priest should have worn a gong that covers the hover board and no one would know he was faking it then boom his church would become very popular, his congregation on New Years day would double and the collection would be huge. The priest who glides and hovers while preaching!!!!! Chi ching for the church
    After all 90% of those pastors on TV are von artists anyway so if the the priest wanted to try a ting I would applaud him for his creativity on the scam game of religion

    • Pardon
      December 31, 2015

      BRO YOU ARE THE BEST, I LOVE THAT COMMENT

  25. December 31, 2015

    Right here in Dominica we have priest supporting corruption and preaching politics in churches and church goers are doing the same, Catholic Priest preaching hate and politics is far worst than a priest riding a hoverboard greeting church goers, who knows maybe the priest knee/leg is giving him some problem, that slavery Catholic Church need to free up them guys, no wonder that religions facing lawsuits all over the globe, too my h hypocrite in that religion

  26. December 31, 2015

    Priests who have abused children and are known to the vatican are not dismissed, ,children in orphanages in england were bitten,raped by priest wearing masks they have never paid for their crime ,kids were obliged to sleep on wet urine bedding after they were bitten before parading with the bedding on their heads without shoes and clothes in the cold why are they still alive and have never been put out of the priesthood,,there is no need to sanction a man for such a minor mishap ..bibles were taken from people and they were accused of witchcraft by the catholic church why was no one punished for taking someones belongings,this catholic church is too hypocrite,make the pope walk ,take the bus,the boat or a taxi like every one ,but no they will not accept this method he will move about in expensive car and pope mobile..why punish a man for such a minor thing?so help me God.

  27. Tjebe Fort
    December 31, 2015

    But garcon if the Pope can go round in a popemobil why his messengers can not be mobile like that also. In the old testament they even use chariot to go to Heaven. Let the man go on his hoverboard, better than an old fart putting people to sleep with his boring sermon. Next we have a muslim preacher on a flying carpet.

    • December 31, 2015

      Tjebe.. Fort give the priest some credit for being creative as religion ,Christianity is going down the drain. At least he didn’t demand $500000 instead he put on a show to lure people in so that the collection improve. Man got to eat,anything for a dollar

    • out of south city
      December 31, 2015

      Yes, my brother!!!!!!!!!!!! You made me laugh so much that tears came from my eyes.
      You see this religion thing, people need to wake up to reality. Every religion has a god and their literature. So which religion is really the true one when there are so many to choose from?

      • Face the Facts
        January 4, 2016

        Since you hate religion so much, ask yourself when you die where do you think your soul will end up. You need to contemplate on that for you know not the year, day or time you will die. It comes like a thief in the night.

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  28. Leah Remy
    December 31, 2015

    Hmph!

    Catholic Church not playing around nuh…lol….

    Bishop T.D. Jakes wearing ripped jeans to say service and he tell people to ‘get out of his closet’…..lol

  29. uhuru
    December 31, 2015

    Molesting priests get to be relocated to other churches to continue their vile acts on innocent kids but this priest here who was resting his aching feet by riding easy. gets suspended !!!!
    The stupid reasoning of the church continues !!!!!!!

  30. pick-it
    December 31, 2015

    hahahaha I find this absolutely hilarious! :lol:

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