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LA church celebrates Palm Sunday with community giving as worshipers turn to online services

Churches and other places of worship across the nation remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many who practice Christianity to find a way to celebrate Palm Sunday.

One church in Woodland Hills attempted to reach its parishioners on the holiday, which opens Holy Week leading up to Easter, by encouraging them to donate blood and non-perishable food to help the community.

St. Mel Catholic Church did not pass out blessed palm branches, which are usually handed out during mass on the holiday, in order to avoid spreading the virus. But the church encouraged individuals to feel the spirit enough to give of themselves.

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