For the second year in a row, Father Brian Barr, pastor of St. Mary's of the Isle in Long Beach, arranged for a Sunday 6:30pm outdoor Mass. Each week, as word traveled about the beautiful beach liturgy, the number of congregants grew, with over 1,000 people in attendance at the last outdoor Mass over Labor Day weekend.
Father Brian wanted a way to bring the Mass to the people. He hoped especially to reach people who hadn't been to church in a long time and who, for whatever reason, were unlikely to walk back into a church. "We're a beach community;...READ MORE