Father O'Reily woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was an
exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just
had to play golf. So... he told the Associate Pastor that he was
feeling sick and persuaded him to say Mass for him that day.
As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father O'Reily headed
out of town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew
he wouldn't accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish. Setting
up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning
and everyone else was in church!
At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down
from the heavens and exclaimed, "You're not going to let him get away
with this, are you?"
The Lord sighed, and said, "No, I guess not."
Just then Father O'Reily hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin,
dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. It WAS A 420
YARD HOLE IN ONE!
St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, "Why did
you let him do that?"
The Lord smiled and replied, "Who's he going to tell?"