- Bishop Barber has suspended all public masses because of the current emergency.
- Our priests will celebrate mass privately. The public will not be admitted to these private masses.
- Bishop Barber has said churches will remain open to provide a place of prayer and solace for people. At our church, we are keeping the Divine Mercy chapel open for this.
- Proper hygiene and social distancing will continue to be emphasized. Per CDC guidelines and California directives, the limit is 10 people in the chapel. If there are 10 people present in the chapel when you enter, you must leave.
Bishop Barber has suspended all public Masses during the current emergency and the current shelter-in-place order. Hence, we have already suspended all public Masses at St. John the Baptist Church until further notice. All church activity, including choir activities and in-person discussion groups or classes, are suspended until further notice.
Our RCIA program is in their final preparation to receive their sacraments at the Easter Vigil and will continue their program online.
Also, given this emergency, the Bishop has removed the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Our priests will continue to celebrate private Mass on our normal daily and Sunday Mass times. The intentions that have been arranged for these Masses will be offered.
I encourage you to find and participate in daily and Sunday Masses streaming live at various churches. Our parish website has links for this here.
The Divine Mercy Chapel will continue to be open and be a place of prayer and solace for people. Proper hygiene and social distancing will continue to be emphasized.
May God bless you and protect you, and your loved ones, during this time.
Father Thuong Nguyen