In order to ensure the courtyard had an ample supply of oxygen, it became necessary to provide a new life force to the area’s only remaining aboreal fixture. Fr. McCormick devised an ingenious plan to achieve this prolonging of the church yard’s breathability. Pump electricity into the tree’s roots, and its leaves stay green year round. Coupling this with a wealth of popular culture references sprinkled throughout his lengthy sermons, the padre was able to keep his parish relevant both spiritually and technologically. Children continue to play among the branches until they outgrow the pass time of tree-climbing, returning occasionally to reminisce after mass when weather permits.