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WATCH: Can your priest do THIS?

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 12/26/17

This videois sweeping the Interwebs:

He may not look like Eddie Van Halen or Randy Rhoads, but this dude is a legit guitar hero. Not only is Kenny Petrie the elder statesman of Mr. Spanky and the Hipthrusters, but he’s also a Catholic priest.

As Christmas approached, this video of a band covering Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream” started making its way around the internet. The man holding his guitar may seem unassuming at first, but once he lets loose, Father Kenneth Petrie puts on an absolute shred clinic.

How it all came about:

Approaching the Catholic Church in Braintree, Martin and Tont could hear the unmistakable sound of choir practice….but with a difference. Behind a glorious rendition of Amazing Grace they could hear fantastic licks, picking and soloing on an electric guitar. After listening to such hits as “Kumbaya” and “Jerusalem,” Mr Naylor took one look at the others, who both nodded in agreement. They’d found their man, Father Kenneth Petrie, or as we know him, The Right Reverend Kenny. All it took to secure his services was a small commitment to attend Mass for a month and never to convert to any other beliefs. The rest as they say……is History.

Read on. 

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