It’s raining in the sacristy!
Nothing like being told of changing weather patterns in one of the liturgist’s most vital rooms. And one minute before a Mass with six baptisms, to boot.
The early diagnosis (I was accompanying 10:30 Mass so the repair guys and our business manager had vacated by the end of the second liturgy) was a broken radiator on the second floor. Water was pouring out of the bottom of the unit, thus into the sacristy, and from there, into the youth minister’s office and storage room in the basement.
Roman Missal 3 escaped damage, as did the pew cards. So there’s no accounting for serendipity. Thankfully, the new Advent vestment that just arrived was hanging on the dry end of the room.
But what happens in your parish if “rain” or some other calamity takes out your sacristy? Has it ever happened? Do you have an emergency plan for mishap?