Catholic Church Replacing Communion Wafers With Skittles In Effort To Appeal To Younger Demographic
April 10th - Sources say that the Catholic Church has made the difficult decision to replace the wafers that are used during the ceremony of Communion with the popular fruit-flavored candy known as ‘Skittles’. The switch from bread to candy has been chosen in an attempt to reach out to younger generations, who may not be attending church as frequently as generations before them.
As for the younger generation, they appear to be thrilled about the switch to Skittles, with many saying they can’t wait for Sunday Mass.
“If I’m being honest, I always used to dread going to church on Sundays,” said Mikey, a 12-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee. “The Body Of Christ just isn’t that exciting to me when it’s given out as bread. Now that I know I can receive Christ in the form of a green skittle, I can’t wait for Sunday to get here!”
The Catholic Church announced that the move was also due to the fact that many church-goers are now on gluten-free diets.
“We do understand that people are conscious about their health in today’s world,” said Father Patrick. “And that’s a good thing. However, gluten-free bread is just too expensive, so we decided that Skittles were the next best option.”