Dublin priest Fr Peter O'Connor left Christmas Eve mass in a surprising manner. 

An Irish priest made his mark this Christmas Eve, leaving his parishioners in hysterics after showing off his early Christmas present. 

Fr Peter O'Connor from the Ballyroan Parish in South Dublin got into the spirit of things at the special mass for children as the country prepared itself for Santa's visit. 

In a video captured by Twitter user Doug Leddin, Fr O'Connor can be seen zipping down the aisle on his brand new scooter as the crowd cheers and claps.  

Apparently, the priest was given a special status and so had his present from Santa a little early. The excitement about his new gift was just too much and he had to show it off!

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My priest is gas! #ChristmasEve pic.twitter.com/q3Yeg2EvvY

— Doug Leddin (@dougleddin) December 24, 2019

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