MASS AND COMMUNION SCHEDULE
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Many of the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses attendance capacity is no longer limited. Courtyard seating is still available.
Please take note of the Indoor Mass Guide and Instructions
Devotional Prayers at 8:30 AM
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Prayer before Communion:
Father in heaven, you have made us for yourself; our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Fulfill this longing through Jesus, the Bread of life, so that I may witness to him who alone satisfies the hungers of the human family. By the power of your Spirit lead us to the heavenly table where we may feast on the vision of your glory forever and ever. Lord Jesus, come into my heart, bless me, my family and all people. Amen.
Prayer after Communion:
Thank you, good and gracious Jesus, for coming to me. In spirit I humbly kneel before you. And, with burning soul I pray and beseech thee to fix deep in my heart, lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity. Grant me true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment. While I contemplate with great love and tender pity thy five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me, and calling to mind the words that David, thy prophet said of thee, my Jesus, “They have pierced my hands and feet, they have numbered all my bones”. Jesus, I love you. Help me to be always faithful to you. Amen.
Because you can’t be with us in person, come join us virtually for services and Mass through livestream. You may join us through Facebook or Zoom. These platforms operate independently. Please check announcements if one or both are being offered for the event.
If you're familiar with either livestream platforms, please join us through Facebook or Zoom 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
First-time Zoom User Instructions using Computer/Mobile:
We recommend you watch a brief instruction video on YouTube on how to join a Zoom meeting.
Please join 20-30 minutes in advance prior to event's scheduled time to familiarize and work out technical issues, if any.
Once you’ve successfully joined the event, please wait until the scheduled time of the event to begin.
To prevent disruption and keep the solemnity of the event, participants will automatically be muted (there will be a slash over your microphone icon). Please also turn off your camera video, so your movements will not visually distract others during the event. Click on your camera icon to put a red slash over that video icon.
Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below and follow prompts. You may also click "Join a Meeting" button and input the meeting ID and passcode.
Meeting ID: 203 972 4845
Password: callistus [note - all lower case]
INDOOR MASS - GUIDE AND INSTRUCTIONS
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 new 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.
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
For indoor – mask are optional for those vaccinated, but recommended for those who are unvaccinated.
For outdoor – mask are no longer required.
Arriving at Church
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time to park and seat yourselves.
No more temperature checks.
Inside the church
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 waved and no longer required.
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
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, 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 may receive the holy communion between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. This dispensation may be lifted (meaning may no longer valid) on or just before August 15. 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 Holy Anointing, please call the parish office (510-223-1153) or call Fr. Dante at 510-325-0858 for an appointment.
Sacrament of Penance
Traditional confessionals and rooms of reconciliation are resumed, provided the room is well-ventilated.
Unvaccinated penitents and priest (if any) are requested to use the mask.
Confession times remain on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Last revised June 15, 2021 by RPW & RJ