Iowa priest goes viral for celebrating Mass for snow-bound group

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January 27, 2016

Father Patrick Behm of Le Mars, Iowa, checks out his cellphone during Mass Jan. 23 at an altar constructed of snow alongside the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The group from the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, was returning home from the annual March for Life rally in Washington when Winter Storm Jonas consumed the East Coast. Also pictured is Father Damien Wee of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska. (CNS photo/courtesy Carolyn Von Tersch) See BLIZZARD-MASS-BEHM Jan. 27, 2017. Editors: best quality available.

Father Patrick Behm of Le Mars, Iowa, checks out his cellphone during Mass Jan. 23 at an altar constructed of snow alongside the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The group from the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, was returning home from the annual March for Life rally in Washington when Winter Storm Jonas consumed the East Coast. Also pictured is Father Damien Wee of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska. (CNS photo/courtesy Carolyn Von Tersch)

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) — Father Patrick Behm of Le Mars confessed to being overwhelmed by all the attention.

“I’m just happy being a simple priest,” he insisted.

That “simple priest” went viral on social media for celebrating Mass Jan. 23 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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