Since we have to celebrate Mass outside, our evening Mass schedule has been modified. Please note the following changes:

  • 5 PM English Mass on Saturday and Sunday will now be held at 4 PM

  • 6:30 PM Spanish Mass on Saturday will now be held at 5:30 PM.

Thank you for flexibility and patience. We hope you can still join us for the celebration of the Eucharist.

Como tenemos que celebrar la misa al aire libre, nuestro horario de misas vespertinas ha sido modificado. Tenga en cuenta los siguientes cambios:

  • La misa en inglés de las 5 p.m. el sábado y el domingo ahora se llevará a cabo a las 4 p.m.

  • 6:30 PM Misa en español el sábado ahora se llevará a cabo a las 5:30 PM.

Gracias por la flexibilidad y la paciencia. Esperamos que todavía pueda unirse a nosotros para la celebración de la Eucaristía.



Due to restrictions mandated by the State of California we will be celebrating Mass outside in the courtyard starting November 18, 2020. Please bring your own chair, umbrella and dress appropriately for the weather. You may still watch the Sunday liturgy in English (10 AM) and Spanish (1 PM) on our social media outlets:

Misa celebrada al aire libre en el patio
Debido a las restricciones impuestas por el estado de California, estaremos celebrando la misa afuera en el patio a partir del miércoles 18 de noviembre de 2020. Por favor traiga su propia silla, paraguas y vestimenta apropiada para el clima. Todavía puede ver la liturgia dominical en inglés y español en las páginas de YouTube o Facebook de la parroquia.


Prepare your hearts for Christ who desires to live more deeply within you as He comes to establish His Kingdom in your daily life at Christmas. Due to the current pandemic guidelines there will not be an Advent Penance Service this year. In place of the penance service Fr. Jerome and Fr. Gaston will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation several times during Advent. Mark your calendar and plan to receive the graces and blessings from confession at one of the following dates and times:

  • 6 pm, Monday, November 30 – eight priests available
  • 2 pm, Saturday, December 5
  • 9:30 am, Monday, December 7
  • 2 pm, Saturday, December 12
  • 5 pm to 7 pm, Monday, December 14 – three priests available
  • 2 pm, Saturday, December 19
  • 9:30 am, Monday, December 21
  • 6 pm, Monday, December 21

Preparen sus corazones para Cristo, quien desea vivir más profundamente dentro de ustedes a medida que viene a establecer Su Reino en su vida diaria en Navidad. Debido a las pautas actuales para la pandemia, no habrá un Servicio de Penitencia de Adviento este año. En lugar del servicio de penitencia, el P. Jerome y el P. Gaston ofrecerá el Sacramento de la Reconciliación varias veces durante el Adviento. Marque su calendario y planee recibir las gracias y bendiciones de la confesión en una de las siguientes fechas y horas:

  • 6 pm, lunes, 30 de noviembre
  • 2 pm, sábado, 5 de deciembre
  • 9:30 am, lunes, 7 de deciembre
  • 2 pm, sábado, 12 de deciembre
  • 5 pm – 7 pm, lunes, 14 de deciembre
  • 2 pm, sábado, 19 de deciembre
  • 9:30 am, lunes, 21 de deciembre
  • 6 pm, lunes, 21 de deciembre


Advent is a special season for the Church — it is the time when the world prepares to celebrate anew the coming of Christ. Often, we lose sight of the point of this season because we get caught up in our preparations for Christmas and arrive at Christmas no more transformed than we were at the start of Advent.

A way that our parish is seeking to prepare for Jesus’ birth and experience true transformation in this powerful season is by engaging with a new program called Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family. This year, we will walk with Mary and Joseph as they prepare to welcome their son, the Savior of the World.

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The reality of purgatory is a definitive teaching of the Church binding upon the belief of all Catholics, as pronounced by the Catechism of the Catholic Church

1030. All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.

1031. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire

This year, in the current circumstances due to the “Covid-19” pandemic, the Plenary Indulgences for the deceased faithful will be extended throughout the entire month of November, with adaptation of works and conditions to guarantee the safety of the faithful.
  • The plenary indulgence for those who visit a cemetery and pray for the deceased is available throughout the entire month of November.
  • The All Souls Day indulgence for those who visit a church or oratory, praying the Our Father and the Creed is available all month.
  • The elderly and those not able to leave their homes may obtain the indulgence by praying for the dead in front of an image of Jesus or the Blessed Mother.
  • Note that the other conditions (sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father) should be completed as soon as possible.

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Dear Sisters and Brothers and Friends in Christ:

As we enter the Advent Season together, let us be ever more mindful of the mystery that is unfolding for us. It is the mystery of the angel Gabriel appearing to the Blessed Virgin Mary who is frightened, greatly troubled, by the intrusion saying: “Do not be afraid, Mary. For you have found favor with God….and will bear a son  …  and call his name Jesus.” And Mary would then find peaceful consolation in the angel’s presence and God’s plan for her life.

 

We can easily be fearful, frightened, with unfamiliar intrusions. Even in these days of social unrest and the pandemic, as well as uncertainties, we can become afraid and unsettled. Yet, we too find peace and consolation in God’s presence, His grace, His kindness and His unfolding plan for our lives.

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Friendly people are needed to serve as Hospitality Ministers to assist with greeting, seating, spritzing, and bulletin distribution.

Clean Team members are needed to lightly clean the pews after each Mass. Cleaning takes about 15 minutes.

If you are able to serve one time a month for any of these needs contact Mary Kay Lamarre, 714.842.3000 x123 or liturgy@svdphb.org, click here, or speak to a staff member after Mass today.