Saturday, July 13, 2013

Murphy's Hat.

Murphy’s Hat.

Pat Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday and the priest almost fell out of the pulpit when he saw him. You see. Pat Murphy hadn’t been to church for years.

After Mass, the priest caught up with him and said,

"Hello Pat, I am so glad you decided to come to Mass. What made you come?"

Murphy said, "I got to be honest with you Father, a while back, I
misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that Duffy has a hat just like mine and I knew he came to church every Sunday. I also knew that he had to take off his hat during Mass and I figured he would leave it in the back of the church. So, I was going to leave after Communion and steal Duffy's hat."

The priest said, "Well Pat, I notice that you didn't steal Duffy's hat. What changed your mind?"

Murphy replied, "Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10
Commandments I decided that I didn't need to steal Duffy's hat after all."

With a tear in his eye the priest gave Murphy a big smile and said;

"After I talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' you decided you would rather do without your hat than burn in hell, is that it?"

Murphy slowly shook his head. "No, Father, it was after you talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery, ' I
t was then that I remembered where I left me hat."


  1. Hello. Good to see you blogging again. Hope that you are having a pleasant summer.

    I read your latest two posts yesterday (Saturday) and told this hat story to a priest this morning. We both had a good laugh over it. It's the sort of thing that might happen in an episode of Father Ted.

    The tale about the Giants Causeway was also much appreciated. Thanks for posting.



    1. Hi Mak,

      We're having a brilliant summer thank you and hope you are having one as well. Glad to hear the clergy have a sense of humour and yes I can just imagine Father Ted saying the same thing on Craggy Island. Glad you enjoyed both posts.

  2. First time on this blog, nice blog and nice story :o)

    1. Welcome to my blog and thank you fro your feedback. I always appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and hope it put a smile on your face. If you scroll through the archives then you may find other posts that will interest you so please feel free.

      Best wishes to you and yours, keep smiling.