St. Mary’s was invited by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce to participate in their 30th Annual Christmas at the Inns event, a unique tour of our town’s historic inns festively decorated for the holidays. We were delighted to open our doors to over 175 tour attendees this year on Wednesday evening, December 4. The musicians of Tipperary entertained with Celtic music and hymns while our guests admired the stained-glass windows, the redwood-clad walls and the Norfolk pine holiday trees through-out the nave. Visitors had previously expressed an interest in the architecture of our church which prompted the first invitation from the Chamber to participate last year.
Our welcoming group of Church hosts included Celeste Ventura, Darlene Trautsch, Shirley Peake, Jean Blondeau and Kit Franke. Behind the scenes help was ably provided by Karin Forno, Brita Bruemmer and Coral Malpede. This lively event was truly a lovely opportunity for St. Mary’s to share our history and our sacred space with our community.