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This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas but there are more Catholic churches there than casinos. Not surprisingly, some worshippers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed.
Since they get chips from so many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to collect the offerings. The churches send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan Monastery for sorting and then the chips are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in.
This is done by a chip monk.
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"Anyone with needs to be prayed over, come forward, to the front at the altar," the Preacher says.
Joe gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks: "Joe, what do you want me to pray about for you."
Joe replies: "Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing." The preacher puts one finger in Joe's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Joe's head and prays and prays and prays, he prays a blue streak for Joe.
After a few minutes, the Preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks,"Joe, how is your hearing now?"
Joe says, "I don't know, Pastor; it isn't until next Wednesday!"