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Will have online Mass on Sunday at 10:00 am. The archbishop limited the attendees to Fr. Patrick and two others – for us that will be a sacristan and a musician. Please, do not come to the church at that time, as the doors will have to be locked from 9:00 till 11:15 am. You can also watch them through YouTube. Please subscribe.
This is a long one, but I have a number of important items to pass on to you. The first is that I am praying for you, for your patience, for your confidence and fearlessness, for your generosity of spirit, and for your health and safety...Learn more
March 24, 2020
With the deepest regret, but hoping to preserve our parishioners’ health, at the recommendation of the civil and health authorities, Archbishop Jose Gomez has asked all parish churches and chapels to close and remain locked.
The archbishop has suspended all confessions except for people in extreme danger.
Fr. Patrick cannot hear your confession over the phone or computer; priest and penitent must be physically present to each other. The archbishop told us specifically not to do drive by confessions.
In the absence of the opportunity to go to the sacrament, please do as Pope Francis has instructed:
Parish Office is Closed.
For both security and sanitation, the restrooms will remain locked.
March 23, 2020
Some of you have asked how to enter the moment of Communion, when our current circumstances make it impossible for you to receive. The centuries-long practice of making a spiritual, rather than physical, communion while sick certainly applies here. The essence of it, as St. Thomas Aquinas puts it, is to express “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in communion at Mass, and to lovingly embrace him as if we had actually received him” I have a few options for you to consider. The first, which allows you a lot of freedom to say what you need to the Lord, is good for those whose words come easy to them. Some more traditional versions give a tried and true approach for those for whom that’s helpful...Learn more
Watch previous Masses at lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound