NEW Update from Fr. Paul sent on July 17:
Greetings and the Peace of Christ be with you,
We have received instructions from our Archbishop, that LA churches are to go back to a mandate of wearing masks inside church. This will start beginning Sunday July 18. I am sorry about the short notice, but trust we will be able to adapt. Thank you for all your support and know that you continue to be in my prayers.
May God Bless You,
Registration for Mass is no longer required!
Praise God for our faith in Jesus during the unpredictable pandemic storm. We have persevered and are glad to bring good tidings to the community about the reopening of the church with updated guidelines as we keep in mind the safety and wellbeing of our church members.
- All liturgical celebrations are allowed at full capacity without any “reservation systems” or social distancing.
- Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. (This has changed as of July 18 — see above message)
- Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals (and not fully vaccinated) including children ages 3-11.
- We will not be asking for proof of vaccination.
- If you have COVID symptoms, please stay home.
- Liturgical singing is supported.
- All liturgical ministers including altar servers, lectors, extraordinary ministers will resume as usual in the celebration of the liturgy.
- Hand sanitation is available at all entries.
- Holy Communion on the hand is highly encouraged. We continue to only receive the Body, not the Blood of Christ.
- Masks are required for employees and volunteers at Mass.
- Our seats on either side of the altar have better ventilation and are spaced further apart than our pews. Some may feel a bit safer there.
- Live Mass can be heard in the car radio at 100.9 FM for the 5PM, 7PM, 8AM, 10AM Masses. Park your car close to the Hall if you want to receive Holy Communion. Look for the Eucharistic Minister to come out at communion time and help them see you.
- The Office is now open for visits Monday-Friday from 8AM-4PM.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligations in response to the coronavirus has been lifted for the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Those who have serious and legitimate reasons (e.g., illness, underlying health conditions that renders them susceptible to illness, significate fears of becoming ill, etc.) are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligations.
I have the wonderful opportunity to talk to many about our procedures and appreciate all the patience and cooperation through the last year. If there are more suggestions on how we can go forward, please do not hesitate to make suggestions to [email protected]. To read the Archbishop’s letter and the full liturgical guidelines go to: https://angelusnews.com/local/la-catholics/la-archdiocese-lifts-mass-dispensation-updates-liturgy-guidelines/
May Jesus, through the intercession of Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph, bless us with good health, peace, and joy.