It was a fine spring day in his new Texas mission parish.
He walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside.
He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of his front lawn.
He promptly called the local police station……
The conversation went like this:
”Good morning. This is Sergeant Jones. How might I help you?”
”And the best of the day te yerself. This is Father O’Malley at St. Ann ‘s Catholic Church.
There’s a jackass lying dead in me front lawn.”
Sergeant Jones, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied with a smirk,
”Well now Father, it was always my impression that you people took care of the last rites!”
There was dead silence on the line for a moment before
Father O’Malley replied:
‘Aye, ’tis certainly true; but we are also obliged to notify the next of kin.”