A Blessed Easter to All
Alleluia! The Lord is Risen!
EASTER, THE MOST JOYOUS DAY
ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD
"We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this day he has fulfilled to us, their children, by raising Jesus." The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community; handed on as fundamental by Tradition; established by the documents of the New Testament; and preached as an essential part of the Paschal mystery along with the cross:
Christ is risen from the dead!
Dying, he conquered death;
To the dead, he has given life.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, a good, happy and peaceful Easter!
Today, throughout the world, the Church’s proclamation resounds: “Jesus, who was crucified, has risen as he said. Alleluia!”
For the full text of the Holy Father's message, please go to:
April 19, 2021 Indoor Mass Update
Dear Parishioners of St Callistus,
Happy Monday to everyone!
As was announced to you in all the masses this weekend, this coming weekend, April 24-25 onwards, will start the “no registration or no sign ups” process in all the weekend masses and will implement the “first come, first serve” policy. Please come to the mass as early as you are able. The 85 people seating capacity will still in effect. Also, safety protocols will still be observed. Please follow the ushers instructions.
April 8, 2021 Easter News!
Effective April 17-18, the church will begin augmenting the seating capacity from 25% to 50% which is roughly 85 people. Reason for this is that Contra Costa is now in an Orange Tier COVID-19 restriction.
APRIL 18TH - THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
First Reading: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Second Reading: 1 John 2:1-5a
Gospel: Luke 24:35-48
In today's Gospel, the risen Jesus appeared to His disciples again with His comforting greeting "Peace be with you," and asking them: "Why are you troubled?"
Today let us ask the Lord to comfort us with His words, "Peace be with you," and let Him ask us "Why are you troubled?" What is it that is bothering, troubling us right now? Finances? Health? Relationships?
There are many things that are beyond our control. There is always the unknown. Likewise, there are realities in our past that can no longer be undone. Faith and trust in God can heal us of our troubled past and strengthen us for our difficult present realities, as well as our uncertain future
All too often, we focus on the things and events around us, and we forget God's presence within us, and among us. The biggest paradigm shift is that of putting on the eyeglasses of faith and seeing the world as God sees it. From this vantage point, a lot of things fall into place, and the world, with all its "sham, drudgery, and broken dreams," finds new meaning. So if life is getting too hazy, blurred or dark, it is time to put on our eyeglasses called "faith".
Prayer: Lord let us see you with the eyes of faith so we may have your peace. Amen
Indoor Mass attendance is currently limited to 50% capacity on a first come first served basis.
9:00 AM, 8:30-Devotional Prayer
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
(Other times by Appointment)