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CO-VID-19 Update

OLA Mass live-streamed daily at 10am (followed by Holy Hour), Saturday at 4pm (English), Sunday at 11am (English), 1pm (Spanish) and 3pm (Vietnamese). Click the Lady Logo on the YouTube page for all recordings.

Watch OLA Mass at home!  CLICK Livestream Link.

Access all Vatican communications and Pope Francis message. Pope Francis stood in St. Peter's Square to pray and to deliver an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi: a message to the world. The event is available on the website of Vatican News (WWW.VATICANNEWS.VA). The Holy Father will grant to all who view this a Plenary Indulgence as he imparts the Urbi et Orbi Blessing. Let us pray with the Holy Father and be inspired by his message to the world.

Policy Updates from OLA Administration:

  1. The OLA office will remain OPEN with shortened hours daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays and weekends.

  2. The church is locked, and all communal services are CANCELLED including Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Stations of the Cross and Lenten Penance Services.

  3. Confession is now limited to emergency needs for the Anointing of the Sick. NO telephone, electronic device, or "drive by" means may be used for confession. See Liturgical Guidelines below.

  4. All baptisms, weddings, and funerals are postponed. Grave-site services may be held. See liturgical guidelines below.

  5. All classes for Faith Formation and OLA School are cancelled. Instructions for work at home will be sent to families.

  6. You are welcome to mail or drop off your offertory envelopes at the parish office, or you may sign up for Online Giving: It's easy, convenient and safe.

From Archbishop Jose Gomez

ARCHDIOCESE ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF MASSES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC - March 16, 2020 - NOTE: This directive has been extended to April 19.

     The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this afternoon the suspension of Masses amid the current health threat due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
     "I deeply regret that we are forced to temporarily suspend public celebration of the Mass in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez in a statement to the faithful of the Archdiocese. “What we do in the Church, we do out of love for God and love for our brothers and sisters. We are taking this extraordinary step today out of love and concern for those in our families and communities who are most vulnerable to this deadly coronavirus.”
     Archbishop Gomez stressed that the decision was “not made lightly,” and that it was made after “much prayer and reflection” and in consultation with the Archdiocese's auxiliary bishops, Council of Priests, lay advisors, and government and public health officials.
     “I ask your continued prayers for all those who are afflicted with this virus and those who are afraid and vulnerable. I also ask you to pray and reach out to help the many families who are facing difficulties as a result of this emergency. We also need to keep in our prayers all the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and public health and civil authorities working to contain the outbreak of this virus and treat those who are sick,” stated the Archbishop.
     Catholic are encouraged to continue to pray at home with their families and join to the sacrifice of the Mass by making an act of spiritual communion.  They are also encouraged to participate in the Holy Mass via the Internet. The Archdiocese will provide a livestream of non-public Masses celebrated by the priests from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels daily and on Sunday via Facebook, @lacatholics, (facebook.com/lacatholics/) or visit lacatholics.org/emergency/. The daily Mass (M-F) in English at 12:10 p.m. and the Sunday Masses in English at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 12:30 p.m. will be livestreamed.

Practicing good hygiene during the flu season

Our parish and school administration is following the recommendations of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to help eliminate the spread of illness at this time. Here are some guidelines for everyone to do their part:

  • Stay home when you are sick. Contact your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your travel. Please encourage parishioners, students, parents, staff and others to stay home if they are sick and be prepared to provide accommodations that allow for employees and students to stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not readily available, Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.
Representatives from the Archdiocese are in communication with local health officials and are monitoring the situation. We will be in continued communication with you as this matter progresses in order to provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information and best practices. We will also post updated information and resources on the Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness webpage: lacatholics.org/emergency.