Old Mission Mass to End 2020

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By John Palminteri, KEYT

The year ended with a special mass at the Santa Barbara Old Mission at 11 p.m.     

At midnight as Father Larry Gosselin sang Auld Lang Syne, the mission bells rang out to the city.

This mass is usually held inside in a side chapel, but due to COVID-19 restrictions the mass was moved outside.

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Luvaduck Jan 03, 2021 08:35 AM
Old Mission Mass to End 2020

Very sensible and unlikely to infect congregants. No huge tent with people coming and going, no choir. Faith not contaminated by the human desire for fellowship

Andrea Smith Jan 03, 2021 08:56 AM
Old Mission Mass to End 2020

Matthew 18:20 [NIV] "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” While some of it is a human need for fellowship, fellowship is also part of worship so it's not all driven by that. I think as long as churches are being safe, as the Mission did with an outside, distanced service and masks, this is fine and necessary for people to practice their faith. And to do their worship.

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