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Please take note of the 
Indoor Mass Guide and Instructions During COVID


 8:00 AM

10:00 AM, Rosary at 9:30 AM 

12:00 Noon


 5:30 PM


9:00 AM Mass

Devotional Prayers at 8:30 AM


9:00 AM and 7:00 PM


The dispensation to attend Mass through livestream, then receive communion has been lifted as of August 15, 2021. Until further notice, St. Callistus will not be offering livestream mass. It is recommended that Parishioners attend mass in-person


There may be rare occasion when livestream is used and Facebook or Zoom may be available for special events. These two platforms operate independently. Please check announcements if one or both are being offered for the event.

In the event that St. Callistus livestream Zoom for an occasions other than regularly scheduled mass,  the Zoom link, ID and passcode are below:


Meeting ID: 203 972 4845

Password: callistus [note - all lower case]

Before Mass

There is no longer a capacity restriction for indoor services by county or diocese COVID protocol. Mass attendance is now on a first come, first served basis. You may seat yourselves; there is no social distancing restriction. Seating is available in the courtyard if not ready for the 6/15/21 COVID protocols or once indoor seating capacity has been met because of fire guideline. Please prepare for sitting in the sun; there is no shade in the courtyard. Please see the latest guidelines from the Oakland diocese.

Worship Aids

  • If you like to follow along with the prayers at Mass, bring your own worship aids such as Magnificat. You may own a copy of the current missalette for a minimum donation of $5 found at the office or at the back of the Church on weekends. There will not be missalettes or hymnals available in the pews. If you bring your own worship aids, be sure to take them home with you.

Wear a Face Covering - [Eff. 2/16/2022]

  • For indoor – masks are optional for the unvaccinated; required for unvaccinated.

  • For outdoor – masks are optional.


Arriving at Church

Arrive Early

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time to park and seat yourselves.  

Temperature Check

  • No more temperature checks.


Inside the church

Holy Water

  • Holy water font is available.


  • Seating partitions have been removed.

  • You may seat yourselves according to your comfort level.

  • The courtyard is an option for those not ready for the open seating policy.


6-Feet Social Distance

  • Six feet distance is waived and no longer required.

Restroom Use


  • Restrooms have re-opened for use.

  • Please be sure to spray the touched areas before exiting the restroom and return the disinfectant spray to it's proper location. ​


  • The priest, lectors and altar server (if any) no longer need to keep 6 feet distance from each other.

  • The presentation of the gifts or offertory procession are reinstated. Collections will be taken at the usual time.

  • No direct contact during the Sign of Peace, except if you are family members

Holy Communion

  • Communion will be given at the proper time. An usher will call out pew by pew alternating from both sides. After receiving communion return to your seat.​

  • Communion by the hand is highly recommended. Those opting to take communion by the tongue may do so.​

  • If approaching the sanctuary with a face covering, upon reaching the Priest (or Eucharistic Minister), remove the mask, place one hand under the other while keeping fingers together and receive the host. After consuming the host put on the mask again.

  • Eucharistic Minister have been reinstated. 

  • Ushers may direct attendees at Courtyard to receive communion through the Vestibule towards the sanctuary.

After Mass

  • After Mass, the Ushers may direct each pew to exit. 

  • Socializing and fellowship is best outside the church.

  • Those who participated in an online livestream or watched Mass on TV, the dispensation to receive holy communion was rescinded (meaning you may not take communion). Check future Flocknote emails or this page for updates.

Cleaning after Mass

  • The high touch areas of the church, including the pews will be sanitized after Mass. 

  • Since restrooms have reopened for use, the sanitizing crew will also include the restrooms in their sanitizing routine.

Those at Risk

  • Those who are sick, elderly, immune-compromised or otherwise at risk for COVID-19 should not attend Mass in person.​

  • Until further notice, Bishop Barber continues to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days.​

  • For Holy Communion to the Sick and those at Risk or those wishing to receive Holy Anointing, please call the parish office (510-223-1153) or call Fr. Dante at 510-325-0858 for an appointment.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Traditional confessionals and rooms of reconciliation are resumed, provided the room is well-ventilated.
    Confessions are available Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. and 1/2 hour prior to each Sunday mass.

  • Unvaccinated penitents and priest (if any) are requested to use the mask.

  • Confession times remain on Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Last revised February 16, 2022 by RPW

Indoor Mass Guide
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