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Mel Gibson's Church -- Shutting Down Mass Services

12/9/2010 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson's mega church is putting the brakes on all congregational services because of a picture that was taken on church grounds this weekend and then passed on to TMZ.

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Sources connected with the church tell us ... Gibson was "extremely concerned about the invasion of privacy." One source adds, "He is not just concerned that photos of his daughter were taken at the church, he is concerned for the privacy of his parishioners."

Members of the Holy Family Chapel in Agoura, CA received an email notice from church honchos yesterday which read, "There will be no Masses here at Holy Family Chapel until further notice."

Our sources tell us, however, that limited services will continue to be provided. In fact, a service was conducted yesterday -- the Holy Day of Obligation  -- for long term parishioners.


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121.

yo    

Tellthetruth59 is one of the members of Mel's bought church who is paid to be here posting.

He is a bigot. He and his church hate all Catholics who follow the Pope, which he and his church do not.

Mel's father Hutton is certifiably crazy, and is a guiding force for the bought church.

1226 days ago
122.

don't make me laugh    

Yo's a nut,scary.

1226 days ago
123.

Tellthetruth59    

@Babushka - lol! You have much more patience than I do in explaining these things to bigots.

1226 days ago
124.

azlee    

time to put yo on ignore she/he/it is jerking chains. not worth it.

1226 days ago
125.

BlancheDevereaux    

Yo hates traditional Catholics. Yo is a bigot.

Posted at 11:27 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by Tellthetruth59

yo's hatred runs far deeper and wider than just catholics. pretty much anything and anyone except for itself.

1226 days ago
126.

yo    

Now we see the true agenda of paid Team Mel as they all rush to post about their crazy bigoted extremist right wing radical bought chucrh.

This is what Team Mel is all about, folks. Sad, but true.

1226 days ago
127.

truth and mercy    

Jesus the Jew ( SALVATION IS FROM THE JEWS ) might want to worship,heal, praise , etc... at Mels church , but would BIG RICH FANCY MOVIE STAR MEL GIBSON allow a non assuming, humble, financially lacking man into his church? I think NOT! HOW WRONG ON ALL LEVELS!!!!!! Repent Mel, you can't BUY Heaven and you can't dictate who loves God and you can't OWN a church, WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE CHURCH, so there!!!

1226 days ago
128.

Tellthetruth59    

Tellthetruth59 is one of the members of Mel's bought church who is paid to be here posting.

He is a bigot. He and his church hate all Catholics who follow the Pope, which he and his church do not.

Mel's father Hutton is certifiably crazy, and is a guiding force for the bought church.

Posted at 11:29 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by yo
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Yeah, Mel flies me in from Boston on his private jet every Sunday and Holy Day. I'm not a Traditionalist. I'm a run of the mill, in communion with the Pope Catholic that lives in Massachusetts.

1226 days ago
129.

maya    

BlancheDevereaux

Hi Blanche, I'm afraid you have the wrong Maya.
Good luck with the cold weather you're asking for. I hope you don't regret your request.

Maya 28

1226 days ago
130.

Tellthetruth59    

Wow ... the loons are really coming out of the woodwork. This could be fun.

1226 days ago
131.

Bruno    

Yo's just wound a little too tight.

1226 days ago
132.

TMZgossip    

@Azlee - here is what probably happened. Ox got someone to take the pictures. She knew the people that attended that parish. She probably paid that person a few shekels. The person sent the pics to Ox and SHE sold them to TMZ for big bucks. So the person that took the pictures is both stupid, poor and evil. I hope they are reading this.

Posted at 9:47 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by Tellthetruth59
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you have now officially crossed over to Team LUNATIC with sweet'tard-the-banned, squeakyholmes, IA and krapola

1226 days ago
133.

Babushka    

If you want to attend Mel Gibson's church you must fill out an application first, according to
Radaronline.com. The application for Gibson's Holy Family Chapel clearing states that it is not an "open place of worship."

(edited for length and relevance)

Posted at 11:24 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by yo

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Newsflash: If you want to attend ANY Catholic or Orthodox Church an "application process" is customary. It is not necessarily a form filling exercise but it generally involves meeting the priest, attending catechism classes and generally agreeing to the doctrines set forth by that Church in order to be considered for inclusion as a member.

A person who applies to any Catholic or Orthodox church in this manner, is called a "catechumen" and the process itself is called "catechism". Once the "application" is completed (all classes have been attended and the priest is satisfied with one's spiritual progress), one is generally given a stamp of approval on the forehead. This is called "baptism" and it involves lots of holy water and chrism oil. There's usually a big party after-wards and this is called "Meeting at O'Ryskis" for Drinks.

Also note: no Catholic or Orthodox Church is an 'open place of worship'. If you are not baptised Catholic or Orthodox, do NOT attempt to take Communion in one of these churches. You will be suitably embarrassed in front of the entire parish, when you are turned away, however politely, from the altar.

And your face should be as red as the carpet if the rejection is performed properly by the priest. This is called "Burn, Baby, Burn".

1226 days ago
134.

kickaboo    

Hey TMZ...why don't you post the name of the people who sold you the picture (or gave it to you, legal crap) of Mel and Lucia on church grounds...AND the name and/or people who were shopping the leaked, sealed tapes that Oksana recorded of her goading Mel Gibson?

1226 days ago
135.

Bruno    

Jesus the Jew ( SALVATION IS FROM THE JEWS ) might want to worship,heal, praise , etc... at Mels church , but would BIG RICH FANCY MOVIE STAR MEL GIBSON allow a non assuming, humble, financially lacking man into his church? I think NOT! HOW WRONG ON ALL LEVELS!!!!!! Repent Mel, you can't BUY Heaven and you can't dictate who loves God and you can't OWN a church, WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE CHURCH, so there!!!

Posted at 11:32 AM on Dec 9, 2010 by truth and mercy
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Beg to differ with you, but all parishes have final say over who can and can't come in to their churches/synagogues/mosques.

So there {Said while stamping my foot and sticking my tongue out}

1226 days ago
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