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Catholic churchgoers attend ‘mass on the grass’ in Woodland Hills after indoor services shut down amid COVID

priest presiding an outdoor mass

Outdoor Mass is today’s reality for many Catholics in Southern California. The archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week it would have no more indoor Masses until further notice.

In Woodland Hills, it’s called mass in the grass at St. Mel parish. Church services continue here despite the Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Mass is such an important part of our faith,” said Pastor Steve Davoren.

(Click here to read the full article by ABC 7 Eyewitness News).