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Parish Mission Statement

We, the people of St. John’s Cathedral, nourished by the Eucharist and as brothers and sisters in Christ by our  baptism into His body, accept as our mission:
to know our faith, to live by truth and love, to serve the needs of others, and to teach by example thereby inspiring and strengthening our parish family.  
What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, what God has prepared for those who love (God), this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10

 


Please remain home if...
You show symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to another infected person (for 14 days as per national, state, and local directives)
You are at-risk due to underlying health issues
You are sick or have a sick family member at home
You are unwilling to practice patience, cooperation, charity, or humility
You refuse to wear a mask or practice 6’ social distancing


 


 

June 7, 2020

Dear Parishioners, 

Bishop Brennan has informed us that beginning the weekend of June 14th, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, we will be able to gather as a community to celebrate the Eucharist, although with some modifications and limitations. Please understand that the dispensation from Sunday Mass remains in place indefinitely and there is no obligation to attend Mass. Attending Mass in person is an option for those who are healthy and would like to do so.

We will begin with a limited number of Masses during this gradual reopening; the Mass schedule will be expanded in the future as guidelines change. State of California re-opening rules provide that the number of people allowed at one time is limited to 25% percent of the normal seating capacity, or 100 persons, whichever is lower. In our case the limit will be 100 in the Cathedral and 50 in Cathedral Basement, 95 in Singleton hall, including the celebrant and liturgical ministers. In order to help us be better prepared to welcome you safely, and to ensure that we have space for all who attend, we have concluded to hold Mass in these 3 locations with the exception of Live-Stream Video in the Cathedral basement.

Please call the parish office to RSVP a seat to attend Mass (559) 485-6210 Monday through Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm 

Commencing June 14, 2020, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ we will hold Mass simultaneously in Cathedral, Singleton Hall and Live-stream Video in Cathedral Basement at 7:00 am Spanish, 9:00 am English and 11:00 am Spanish. 

There will be three main mandatory safety components for those choosing to attend Mass in person:

1) Observe proper social distancing of six feet radial distance at all times.

Ushers will seat persons in an orderly manner to ensure distancing protocols are followed. Please respect the seating directives of the ushers. Family members living in the same household may sit together without the six feet of separation. 

2) Face masks are required at all times for adults and children over 11 years of age (please bring your own). 

You will not be allowed to enter without a face mask; the mask must remain on at all times.

3) Sanitation (individuals must sanitize their hands before Mass)

Sanitizer will be provided at the entrance. The church, church basement and hall will be sanitized before each Mass.

 

Temporary Directive
There will be temporary liturgical changes until further notice.

  • During the Mass, the formal procession will not take place. 
  • We will not have instrumental music. 
  • No holding hands during the Lord's Prayer, and no exchange of the sign of peace.
  • Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass, and on the hand only. 
  • Everyone will be asked to make their way to their cars immediately after Mass.
  • Socializing before or after Mass is not permitted for everyone’s safety.  

Please remember that we express our love for one another by observing safety protocols. Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or flu-like symptoms, are not feeling well, or are in higher-risk groups because of age or underlying health conditions, are encouraged to please stay home and participate in our live-streamed Mass.

I wish to express my gratitude for your sacrificial gifts in support of the parish, and also for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely, 

Fr. Sal Gonzalez, Rector

 



 

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Spanish Daily Mass



PRAYER TO MAKE A “SPIRITUAL COMMUNION”
Saint Alphonsus Liguori


Saint Thomas Aquinas defined “spiritual communion” as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the
Holy Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him. 
Saint Teresa of Avila wrote: “When you cannot receive Communion and cannot attend Mass,
you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice;
 by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.”


An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.



 

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to all who have continued to send your weekly donations to the parish through the mail and online.  During this closure, the church still relies on your weekly donations to pay monthly expenses, so we thank you for being generous even in the midst of this very difficult time

 




 

 






 







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Mass Schedule 
Horario de Misas


We will be Streaming
Weekday and Sunday Masses
Live on Facebook and Website.



Weekdays Reopening
8:00 am Spanish
12:10 pm English

LIVE Stream
10:00 am broacast from
Holy Spirit Catholic Church. 


Sunday Liturgy
Open to the Public, please call 485-6210 Please RSVP to attend Mass.
(Call hours 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

 7:00 am Spanish RSVP Required
9:00 am Engish RSVP Required
11:00 am Spanish RSVP Required


 

Postponed Until
Further Notice

 

Adoration/Adoración

Tuesday/Martes
Immediately After the 12:10 PM Mass
Después de la Misa de 12:10 PM

 


 

Confession/Confesiones:

   Monday & Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:30 am 
Confession located in front of
Rectory Office Porch. 
 



Postponed Until
Further Notice

Baptism/Bautismos
Saturdays/sábados 9:00am
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Holy Days of Obligation

To be announced

 



Office Hours / Horarios de Oficina

Parish Office will be taking phone calls and
responding to emails

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 12:45 pm

 (559) 485-6210

 



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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic 

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

 
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