In Florida: Have a Drink, for Heaven's Sake

Years ago, before St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church was built in Pompano Beach, they had a sort of circuit-riding parish in this part of Florida. Mass was celebrated in whatever shelter could be secured, and there was one odd period when the priest said Mass at the Pompano Park Harness Raceway. Then, ten years ago, the diocese found 4½ acres along the Cypress Creek Canal, in an area of warehouses—Waterbed City is just across the street—and a little church was constructed. It has a coral pulpit.

In 1980 the Rev. James Reynolds, a Brooklyn...

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