A Review of St. Dorothy Catholic Community from Yelp.com
Julia K.'s Review
Review from Julia K.
Redondo Beach, CA
I was here for Catholic Church service on a recent Sunday, and it was one of the most genuine, lovely, touching services of my adult life.
The Catholic community here is nascent. It can be learned about here, at their website: http://www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org
We arrived a few minutes before the Sunday 11:00am service. Parking is easy to find just on the street, but there is a small lot next to the chapel.
Father Jim was feeling under the weather, but he has a rich, lovely voice and an unafffected manner that made all feel welcome. This is not the typical Catholic experience, and for those looking for an inclusive, love-based non-judgemental yet familiar Catholic service, you found it!
Small crowd - about 14 people. But as there are only 6 pews, and two rows of folding chairs, we all easily fit in the space (I imagine that they have more seating).
The service was traditional in the Catholic tradition, but the inclusiveness to the community was unique. It was a pleasure to hear the homily and then, afterward, some reflections from the congregation.
One of the members of the congregation manned a boom box and played the music, including hymns, at appropriate points in the mass.
I look forward to returning to the tiny chapel with the massive heart on my next visit to Winter Park.