Parish News

Parish News

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


August 4, 2021

COVID-19 Parish Reopening New Worship Protocol

AUGUST 4, 2021: For the most up-to-date and reliable information on the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Understand the coronavirus situation is fluid and the diocesan staff will provide new guidelines whenever guidance from our local public health professionals necessitate.

Practice Social Distancing Guidelines

Practice Social Distancing Guidelines

We’re excited to see you and so are your fellow parishioners but please maintain a six foot distance from each other.

Pew Seating

Pew Seating

We ask that you leave one pew between you and others. Please limit pew seating to only members of your household.

Limited Contact Masses

Limited Contact Masses

We’re limiting physical contact throughout Mass. Offertory baskets may be located at a main entrance, worship aids are single use, there will be no exchanging of the sign of peace and we encourage you to consider receiving the Eucharist in your hands, rather than on the tongue.

Cloth face coverings are required

Cloth face coverings are required

at all times in the building.

Thank you for your cooperation

Thank you for your cooperation

We are so thankful to be celebrating Mass with you in person after so many months. Our new protocol puts the health of you, your loved one and our staff first and ensures we can celebrate Mass safely.

Many Blessings!

June 29, 2021

Bishop Calls Catholics “Home” to Eucharist

“How I have longed to celebrate this Passover with you” (Luke 22:15). When people ask, “Why should we go to Mass?” I answer, “Because Jesus is waiting for you there in the Church, and He wants to be with you — right there — in the Holy Eucharist.” It is about a personal encounter with Jesus that we have as individuals AND as a community, in the celebration of the Mass. The celebration of the Eucharist is the time and place where we can allow Christ to love us, and we can return His love.

Knowing this, how could anyone stay away?

Read the Pastoral Letter   

Return to the Eucharist

El Obispo llama a los catolicós “hogar” a la Eucaristía

“Cómo he anhelado celebrar esta Pascua con ustedes” (Lucas 22:15). Cuando la gente pregunta: “¿Por qué debemos ir a Misa?”, yo respondo: “Porque Jesús te está esperando allí en la Iglesia, y quiere estar contigo —allí mismo— en la Sagrada Eucaristía”. Se trata de un encuentro personal con Jesús que vivimos como individuos Y como una comunidad, en la celebración de la Misa. La celebración de la Eucaristía es el momento y el lugar en el cual podemos permitirle a Cristo que nos ame, y podemos devolverle Su amor.

Sabiendo esto, ¿cómo podría alguien permanecer alejado?

Lea la carta pastoral aquí   

June 15, 2021

Message from
Bishop Barber Concerning June 15, 2021 COVID-19 Updates

Effective June 15, 2021, with the state’s reopening plans, the Diocese of Oakland has updated worship guidance to share. Read a message from Bishop Barber in English & Spanish, as well as the guidance document.

June 15 COVID-19
Worship Guidance (English)   

As a result of the improvements in the public health situation and the rising numbers of people getting vaccinated, we are able to adapt our safety protocols for worship accordingly.

Mensaje del Obispo Barber sobre las Actualizaciones de COVID-19 del 15 junio 2021

A partir del 15 de junio de 2021, con los planes de reapertura del estado, la Diócesis de Oakland ha actualizado la guía de adoración para compartir. Lee un mensaje del obispo Barber en inglés y español, así como el documento de orientación.

15 de junio — COVID-19
Guía de adoración (español)  

Como resultado del progreso en la situación de la salud pública y el creciente número de personas que se vacunan, podemos adaptar respectivamente nuestros protocolos de seguridad para nuestras celebraciones litúrgicas.