The priest did not accept the donation during the Christmas carol. How did the visited believer react to this?
How the faithful reacted to the refusal to accept the donation.
As the “O2” portal reminds us, Father Sebastian Picur is one of the popular priests who It reaches its faithful through social media. During the carol, the priest willingly shares details about this aspect of his ministry. In one of the recordings, he told about refusing to accept an envelope from one of the faithful. What was the reaction of the faithful?
Father Sebastian Picur about the carol
Father Sebastian Picur is one of the most popular priests who, via social media, dispels the doubts of the faithful, touching on various topics regarding faith and priestly ministry.
Due to the time in which we find ourselves, many videos of the priest refer to issues related to the carol. The priest does not avoid asking questions about the sacrifices made during the Christmas carol. In one of the recordings, he explained, for example, what the money that the faithful give to priests during pastoral visits goes to.
The clergyman emphasized more than once that the purpose of the carol is not to collect donations, but “a blessing, common prayer, conversation, getting to know the parishioners and the priest”.
One social media user described the story of her grandmother arguing for several minutes with a priest who he refused to accept a donation from her. Referring to this story, Father Picur shared his own experience.
The priest emphasized that many priests, seeing the difficult financial situation of the faithful they visit, refuse to accept donations from them. He himself was in a similar situation and when he refused to accept the offering, he was told by the master of the house that it would be an “insult” to him. However, the priest did not reveal whether he ultimately accepted the sacrifice or not.
Have you experienced a similar situation?