Houston priest kayaks to church, tries to buy wine at convenience store

Sales are prohibited in Texas on Sunday before noon

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A street is covered with water after being inundated with flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday in Houston (Scott Olson/Getty Images).

HOUSTON - A Catholic priest has used a kayak to get from his home in southeast Houston to higher ground and hoped to say Mass for people stranded on the streets.

Father David Bergeron says that he tried to buy some wine for Mass at a convenience store but couldn't because sales are prohibited in Texas on Sunday before noon.

Bergeron told a Houston TV station that: "This is how America was evangelized -- by canoe."

He says that he is praying for people affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

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