Cartoons: Church Chuckles

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Church deacon wrestles a donation plate from a parishioner

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Priest speaks to parishioners after an Easter mass
“Do you ever get a bit curious as to what goes on here between Easters?”
Chon Day
March 31, 1956

 

Priest makes a phone call to St. Paul, MN
“Operator, give me Saint Paul. Er, Minnesota, that is!”
George Wolfe
March 31, 1956

 

Church deacon wrestles a donation plate from a parishioner
Dick Cavalli
January 31, 1953

 

Church parishioner tries to walk out with the donation plate.
“Er, Trent!”
Stan Hunt
January 16, 1954

 

Pastor asks his congregation to rise and sing a hymn
“Let’s all stand now, and murder Hymn 147…”
J. Kiernan
November 8, 1952

 

A church with a sign out front that reads "Jazz Mass: No Cover; No Minimum."
October 23, 1965

 

Two golfers walk to a putting green that's located right outside a church, where a priest is waiting for them.
Jerry Marcus
September 8, 1956

 

A priest wishes to speak to his subordinate, who is breaking church dress code by wearing shorts.
“May I have a word with you?”
Joseph Farris
May 25, 1957

 

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Comments

  1. I already get the Saturday Evening Post; it was a real favorite of my grandfather’s way back in the 1950s, and still is.
    I love the cartoons and being a church organist have not had the minister say anything about my murdering a hymn, PTL. I have heard some played and sung that needed HELP!!!

  2. Church Chuckles were funny in the 50’s – today too many have lost their sense of humor… Life was simpler then today people are too deep to enjoy simple chuckles ….

  3. With this group I like the first 3 best, especially #3. The pew donation basket being abused like that—-right there, and everyone is so nonchalant. Makes me wonder if this is a regular occurrence there. Shameful!

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