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At St. Joseph Parish, the Celises and their two sons attended an early Mass Sunday morning, and deacon Leon Mazza described the parents as "very upset."
"We didn’t ask for any information. We just let them know if they need help, come see us," Mazza said.
Parish priest Miguel Mariano said the family regularly attends Mass and said he asked the parents if they needed any help from the congregation. "And then they said, ‘No, Father, just prayers,’" Mariano said.
The Catholic church and its school are down the street from the family’s home, and Mariano said in his sermon that he hoped whoever has Isabel has a change of heart.
"I feel, in the name of the community, we feel we are violated," he said later.
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