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Parish News (and Coronavirus Updates)

News, press releases, statements from the Bishop, & updates regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic


July 4, 2020

Protocols for Reopening, a letter from Fr. Luis Lopez

After more than three months of the parish being closed, with sincere gratitude to God, I announce that Bishop Barber has approved resuming Masses for our Parish effective on July 4th, 2020.

Before coming to the church for any Mass, I encourage you to read and follow the below protocol to keep you and others safe.

Protocolos para la reapertura, una carta del p. Luis Lopez

Después de mas de tres meses de estar cerrada nuestra parroquia, con sincera gratitud a Dios, les anuncio que nuestro obispo Barber ha aprobado el reinicio de las misas a partir del 4 de julio, 2020.

Por favor, antes de venir a la Iglesia para cualquier misa, les motivo a leer y seguir las siguientes regulaciones para su seguridad y la de todos.

July 3, 2020

From Fr. Luis Lopez

Father Luis Lopez

Corpus Christi Church Approved
for Re-Opening

Corpus Christi Church has met diocesan and county requirements for reopening on July 4th. Note that Bishop Barber’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass will remain in place until further notice. For information about other parishes in our diocese, see Parishes Approved for Re-Opening on the Oakland Diocese website.

Father Luis plans to continue live-streaming the Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses in conjunction with in-person Masses until further notice.

In-person Masses start this Saturday, July 4th at 5:00 p.m., Sunday July 5th at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in Spanish. There will be NO Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass.

Please come early. We are only allowed up to 100 people inside the church for Mass — including clergy and volunteers. Masks are required. CDC guidelines are being followed. Volunteers are requested.

Daily Mass will resume on July 7th, Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. On weekdays, admittance for Mass is on a “first come, first served” basis. The doors will be closed once we meet the maximum allowed capacity or when Mass begins.

Parish events continue to be suspended until further notice.

La Iglesia del Corpus Christi aprobada para reapertura

Corpus Christi Church interior — Ordinary Time

La Iglesia Corpus Christi ha cumplido los requisitos diocesanos y del condado para reabrir el 4 de julio. Tenga en cuenta que la dispensa del obispo Barber de la obligación de asistir a misa permanecerá vigente hasta nuevo aviso. Para obtener información sobre otras parroquias en nuestra diócesis, vea Las Parroquias Aprobadas Para Reabrir en el sitio web de la Diócesis de Oakland.

El Padre Luis planea continuar transmitiendo en vivo las Misas del domingo a las 8:30 a.m. y a las 10:30 a.m. junto con las Misas en persona hasta nuevo aviso.

Las misas en persona comienzan este sábado 4 de julio a las 5:00 p.m., el domingo 5 de julio a las 8:30 a.m. y a las 10:30 a.m. en español. No habrá domingo a las 5:00 pm Misa.

Venga temprano, capacidad máxima de 100 personas por misa. Se requieren máscaras. Se siguen las pautas de los CDC. Voluntarios solicitados.

La misa diaria se reanudará el 7 de julio, de martes a viernes a las 8:30 a.m. De lunes a viernes, la admisión a misa se realiza por orden de llegada. Las puertas se cerrarán una vez que alcancemos la capacidad máxima permitida o cuando comience la misa.

Los eventos parroquiales continúan suspendidos hasta nuevo aviso.

June 18, 2020

Diocese of Oakland participates in “virtual” stations of the cross: overcoming racism

On June 18, 2020, the bishops of the California Catholic Conference released a video reenacting the Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism and ask God’s help in eliminating it. Each station in the video was taped at a location with rich racial significance. The sixth Station of the Cross was taped at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland where Oscar Grant was killed. The Way of the Cross is an ancient prayer, allowing people to enter into Jesus’ final outpouring of love. Please join us in praying for a conversion of hearts and minds in our love for our sisters and brothers.

Press releases & related documents

 “Virtual” Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism Media Release

 The Way of the Cross — Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism