Archbishop Jose Gomez recently gave his permission for the public celebration of liturgies in Catholic churches of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in June. There are many serious requirements to make this as safe as possible for worshippers. At this point, OLA has submitted our plan for re-opening to Bishop David O’Connell, and he has approved public Masses in our church beginning the weekend of June 13-14.
Truly, there are no words to describe the experience of the past ten weeks – the emotional shock and adjustment to social distancing, the mental strain to understand the global pandemic, the physical stress brought on by constant vigilance and cleaning, and the spiritual hunger for gathering as a community to worship in our church! Add to that the grief at so many losses – lives, jobs, businesses, financial security, educational settings, social gatherings and family celebrations, recreational pursuits, cultural events – and hugs!
The joy of returning to the Eucharist is shared by those who are physically present, and those who are spiritually presents and watching at home. we celebrate the promise of Jesus to be with us always in the Eucharist, and we celebrate our unity thorugh this great gift. The mystery of faith is that we become what we receive - Christ living in us today and through all eternity!
Fr. Charles Ramirez, Pastor
Expect some changes in the way we celebrate Mass:
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: