UPDATE AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 20 – AS PUBLIC PLACES, OUR CHURCHES, SCHOOLS AND CAMPUS WILL NEED TO CLOSE TO PUBLIC ENTRY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE PER THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER.
This will also include conducting Baptisms (unless in an emergency), Weddings, Receptions, Events, Groups, Societies, Devotions, Choirs, Funeral Vigils, Rosaries, and anything that causes people to gather in one place.
THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK WITH PROPER PRECAUTIONS IS TO BE CONTINUED.
** ALL MASSES TEMPORARILY CANCELLED **
Starting Tuesday, March 17, all daily and Sunday in-person Masses in the Diocese of Orange will be temporarily cancelled. However, churches will remain open for parishioners and others who wish to pray and seek spiritual assistance.
All Catholics in the Diocese of Orange are dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass. A decision on when Masses will resume will be made in coordination with state and local public authorities.
Christ Cathedral has plans to livestream daily Mass in English at 6:30 a.m. and Vietnamese 5:30 p.m.
St. Edward the Confessor will livestream its 8:15 a.m. morning Mass from Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday at http://stedward.com/stedcast/.
UPDATE AS OF MONDAY, MARCH 16 @ 6:30pm Per BISHOP VANN
Effective no later than Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020, public Masses are hereby suspended.
Churches to remain open so that the faithful may pray privately (for example, the Rosary or other devotions), with procedures in place to limit attendance so that people may be spread out in the church.
Funerals, Weddings and Quinceaneras should be celebrated, ensuring social distance norm be enforced.
LENTEN MISSION on Tuesday, March 17 has been cancelled.
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE (in group) on Wednesday, March 18 has been cancelled.
DIOCESE LIVESTREAMED MASS Bishop Vann announces that all Catholics in Orange County who are ill, concerned about becoming ill or wish to stay away from large crowds will be dispensed from their obligation to attend Mass. Sunday Mass will be livestreamed in English at 9:45 a.m. at Christ Cathedral. Daily Mass will be livestreamed at 8:15 a.m. on Monday through Saturday and on Sunday at 9 a.m. at http://stedward.com/stedcast/.
ATTENTION For HEALTH Reasons!
As the cold and flu season reaches its peak, Holy Spirit Parish will be taking preventive actions to minimize the spreading of these illnesses.
We will temporarily receive Holy Communion in the form of hosts only.
We are asking that you skip hand shaking and use only a verbal greeting at the sign of Peace.
At the Our Father, please refrain from holding hands for now.
If you are ill, please remain at home. You are absolved from the Sunday Mass obligation.
JESUS IS CALLING
We are privileged to have 24-hour exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 9:30am to 9am Saturday morning, and every 4th of the month. But so few visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! Great graces await those who bring their cares, problems, and concerns before the Lord. From midnight until 5:00am, we are especially in need of adorers. Your Merciful King is waiting!
Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick
Do you have a couple of hours twice a month on Sunday to bring our Lord to those who are home bound?
If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Carol Souza at (714) 964-5417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Priests and Staff wish to thank many men and women from various ministry who come together to clean-up the house of God every Thursday after the 9:00am Mass. If you have time on Thursday and would like to help in this special ministry, please contact Roz Esh at (714) 963-1811.