WATCH: Catholic priest rides hoverboard during mass

He probably wanted to look a little techie. A Catholic priest in Biñan, Laguna was caught on video riding a hoverboard while singing during mass.

The video, originally shared on Facebook by a certain Joana Mariele Capati Byun, shows Fr. Falbert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal as he uses a self-balancing scooter up and down the aisles to come closer to parishioners on Christmas Eve.

After receiving tons of criticisms on social media, the Diocese of San Pablo in Laguna issued an official statement saying that San Jose apologized for his act.

"The Diocese of San Pablo wishes to address an issue involving one of its clergy. Last December 24, 2015, before the final blessing of the Christmas eve mass, as a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hoverboard," the statement said. "That was wrong."

"The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people," it read.

"The priest said that it was a wake up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again. He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event," according to the statement. "He would like to apologize for what happened."

Some online reports said the hoverboard-riding priest has been "suspended."