Well, the email has been working for a day or so along with the Internet and the fire alarms are happy and silent so far.
Looks to be that the rapid succession of brown outs the parish experienced triggered a series of unfortunate events despite battery back up on our servers, phones and critical electronic equipment. The fire alarm just before mass was called in by our alarm system and we are inspecting the sensors to detect any that might need replacement or additional cleaning.
Does anyone remember the game "Mousetrap?" The series of electronic gadgets, filters, servers, phones and firewalls can also participate in a cascading series of events!