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"But this time . . . was different."

Hello Salem,

This past Monday we hosted our "check it out" night for our next round of Alpha (we're calling it "Alpha Summah!"), and we showed the first video in the series. You can watch it by clicking here. This is our 17th time hosting Alpha in this parish, and as a team member, I've probably seen this very video more than 20 times (that's over 440 minutes... 7.3 hours!), but this time... this time was different. The title of the film is "Is there more to life than this?" and I guess that over those 20-something times, I've thought about that question in 20-something different ways. And this time, of course, I mulled over that question from my guest-room-office, in the midst of a pandemic, and in the midst of a turbulent political time. Even though I've seen this (really good) video so many times, this seems like the most poignant time to be asking that question. 

And maybe it's a question you've been asking, in some way, over the past few months. And if it is, come and join us on Zoom on Monday, for Alpha Summah. Click here to join us (with no commitment to continue) on Monday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. 

We're so excited to be able to continue Drive-In Mass this Sunday. If you'd like to join us for Mass this Sunday, please fill out this quick survey, which will help us plan for parking. Please note that if it is rainy or too hot (over 80F), we will not hold outdoor Masses. You can check our Facebook page for updates on the 9:30 AM Mass by 8:00 AM on Sunday, and updates on our 12:00 Spanish Mass by 9:30 AM on Sunday.

We'll continue to offer our weekend Online Mass, as well, and will continue our regular schedule of offerings until we're ready to make changes safely and prayerfully. The Cardinal's dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation continues for everyone, even if Masses are being offered in churches in their area.

6:00 PM Sunday join us for our new night of prayer, praise and connection called Something More.  It's less like Mass and more like a combination of coffee/donuts and Alpha nights.
Meeting ID: 889 0982 7026  Password: 235802

Stay in touch! You are in our prayers! 


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