Poker priest wins $100,000 for local parish

Father Andrew Trapp, Priest of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, entered a national televised poker contest and out-hustled poker rivals for the top winning spot of $100,000. Father Trapp plans to dedicate those funds to construct a new church building in South Carolina. Over $5 million is needed to complete the project.

Trapp entered the contest in hopes of showing people there are young priests with normal hobbies. Almost as an afterthought, he realized he may actually be selected for the show and win some money. So he decided to donate any winnings to his parish’s building fund. Trapp will compete for a million dollars when he appears on the game show again in December. So far, the parish has raised about $3.5 million for construction. Trapp says winning the competition would be a big boost toward starting construction. Parishioners say the construction is certainly needed. ‘The church is always, always, always packed,’ commented parishioner Virginia Fazio. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a church make such use out of folding chairs.’ WMBF News Reported.

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