Parishioners anxious for result of Gonzaga game during Palm Sunday Mass

Just before the tipoff of the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ Sweet 16 game against the Creighton Bluejays, Sister Sue Orlowski sneaked out of Mass at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church.

Orlowski, carrying her palm fronds that mark the beginning of the holy week, headed back to her home near the Gonzaga University campus to catch the start of the game .

“The Zags need me,” Orlowski said.

The Palm Sunday service was the first time Orlowski had attended Mass in person in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Orlowski didn’t want to miss two holy weeks in a row, but she also couldn’t miss the Zags game, she said.

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