Perfecting EDCC for priests: “car carry”

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EDCC (every day car carry) for a priest should include rituals new and old with useful quick reference pages for emergencies at the moment of death. I have a standing permission from the bishop to do house blessings as exorcisms of a place as long as it’s within the territory of my parish, which is gargantuan geographically, and also for elsewhere as long as the parish priest of that parish is good with it. Holy Water with the old blessings / exorcisms is a must not only for blessings and exorcisms but also for emergency baptisms, for the blessings of graves at burials.

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An epi-pen is a regular for the EDCC, as is THE EXTRACTOR. You can get one SAWYERs EXTRACTORs on Amazon for like 12 bucks. It’s a reverse syringe, so that pressing the plunger make for suction. There are different size cups depending on the kind of wound or snake bite. There are so many brown recluse spiders and timber rattlers round about, not to mention yellow jackets and such. This is extremely powerful, much better than anything else I’ve ever seen. I’ve used it really a lot, enough to wear one out, and these are heavy duty. I guess I either look for trouble or trouble searches me out.

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This rides around with me for any eventuality… as does this:

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A fire extinguisher? It’s pretty small, fitting into the passenger door bottle holder. I guess the reason is past experience with an el-cheapo car, which was leaking gasoline onto the red hot headers, so much so quickly that the gasoline was cooling the headers. I mentioned that I smelled gas to a truck driver and he took a look and said that I had a really good guardian angel, because there’s absolutely no way that a fire shouldn’t have immediately engulfed the whole car right through the so-called firewall. And here I had been driving around like that for quite a while. That was years ago.

On the floor of the back seat there’s all that’s needed for the day-off target practice…

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2 responses to “Perfecting EDCC for priests: “car carry”

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    Sounds like a super well-equipped vehicle!

  2. Nan

    there’s a young commercial pilot at my parish. I was at a pilot’s estate sale a few weeks ago and found a small sick call set and felt compelled to buy it, not immediately understanding why. Right before paying, I understood who it was for. He’s an altar server/cantor but wasn’t at church this week so I gave it to father, to keep in the Sacristy. He naturally opened it and investigated, saying it’s a nice one. It doesn’t appear to have been used and is just a small case with a crucifix, candles, candle holders, a tiny holy water bottle and two tiny purificators. I think the case is about 5″ x 5″ and a couple inches deep so not a lot extra going with him but much better preparation than his current bottle of holy water. I hope he never needs it but always better to be prepared when traveling.

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