Background: At a family wedding back in May the extraordinary minister of the Eucharist spilled some wine on my cousin Anne. It didn’t seem like such a big deal at the time — Anne was wearing a navy blue dress and even though the spiller was pretty mortified, there were no hard feelings. Anne was headed out of the church to relieve her babysitter when a priest (Side note: there were 5 priests at this mass, it was pretty intense.) rushed after her.

Apparently, the consecrated wine on her dress needed to be un-consecrated.

Not Pictured: Jesus Christ

So I asked Father Joe about it.

He just sort of blinked at me, which is not the reaction you want when you’re trying to ask a super serious question about spilled Communion:

I’ve never heard of that. I think if Jesus is smart enough to get in, he’s smart enough to know when to get out.

So there you have it. Mystery dress de-consecration is not actually a thing.