Where 20, 000 or 30,000 are gathered: Life in a Catholic megaparish
Challenges and rewards abound in super-sized parishes.
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Some 25 years later Maureen Regele laughs and says she’ll always remember the sound of 200 theater seats popping up and down during Mass. Back then her parish, St. Matthew in Charlotte, North Carolina, held weekly worship services in a small, dimly lit movie theater, which is all that was needed to serve the small group of Catholics living in the area at the time.