Resources, changes to parish life due to COVID-19 virus

Page last updated March 3, 2021

This is a resource page to help you understand the adjustments that have been made to help stem the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to the various regulations.

These times are challenging for everyone, so here are some reminders & suggestions for living a Catholic life in this time of pandemic.

Attending Mass in-person

Our parish has resumed having all Masses inside the church.  Weekend Masses are at 5 p.m on Saturday (Vigil), 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. 

We must limit the number of people attending each Mass. We're providing tickets to the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses, which can be reserved through Eventbrite each week or you can call 916.452.0296 ext. 25 to complete your reservation. Tickets may be reserved weekly beginning Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and closing Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. Please bring your tickets either printed or on your phone and arrive to Mass 10-20 minutes early to check in. Anyone without a ticket will be admitted closer to the Mass start times and as seating allows until we reach occupancy. Non-Ticketed visitors will be asked to sign in with their name and contact information should there be a need for Contact Tracing.

Currently, tickets are not required for our 8 a.m. daily Masses (Mon.-Sat.).

You are encouraged to arrive early and wear PPE including a mask. Gloves are also advised if you choose, however, hand sanitizer will be available as you enter.  Masks should be worn throughout Mass and removed only to receive Communion.

A “Sunday Worship Aid” for weekend Mass is available in PDF here or, from the menu above, just click on “Worship” and then “Sunday Worship Aid”.

Livestreams and how to watch

As of March 13, we will livestream the Saturday 5pm Vigil Mass, the Sunday 9:30am Mass and the 8am daily Masses throughout the week.  You can watch Mass live or watch a recorded Mass on our parish Facebook page. You don't need to be a Facebook member to view the livestream - just an internet connection.

Watch now

If you aren't able to attend or watch Mass live, you can access them anytime at the "Watch now" link.  You can also link to the last month of Sunday Masses via our Parish App.

Additional livestream/TV Masses are listed below.

As you watch the Mass, either live or recorded, unite yourself by making a Spiritual Communion with all the Masses celebrated throughout the world: Spiritual Communion Prayer

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

At this time, Confessions will be heard in St. Joseph's Garden on the following days and times:

Saturdays: 4:00 pm to 4.30 pm

Please wait outside the Garden gate until your turn comes. There should only be one penitent at a time inside the Garden.

Masks are required.

Infant Mary Chapel closed

In consultation with the Diocese, because of concern over the health of all, the Infant Mary Chapel is closed until further notice.

Sick, Elderly and those in need

If you know of someone who is sick, please contact Fr. Davy or the Rectory office and he will be able to come to visit them.

If anybody knows of elderly Parishioners living alone and are concerned about their well-being please bring it to the attention of Fr. Davy or the Parish Office.

If any Parishioner is need of any other help feel free to contact Fr. Davy or the Rectory office and we will respond to them according to our ability.

Other Livestream/TV Masses

List of parishes throughout the Diocese who are livestreaming Masses.

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 11am Daily

MeTV/KCRA - Sunday 9:00 a.m.
(Over the air Ch 3.2, Xfinity/Comcast - Ch. 4 or Ch. 374)

ION-TV/KSPX - Sunday 6:30 a.m.
(Over the air Ch. 29, Xfinity/Comcast - Ch. 11, DirectTV - Ch. 29 or Ch. 305, Dish - Ch. 29 or 250,
on-demand available at Heart of the Nation)

EWTN - 5:00 a.m. (live), 9:00 a.m. (replay) & 9:00 p.m. Daily
(Xfinity/Comcast - Ch. 233 or Ch. 46, DirecTV - Ch. 370, Dish - Ch. 261)

Sundays 5:30 a.m. (Spanish), 7:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (Spanish), 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

(Access from the Media Gallery button at right)
The Mass is live every three hours or watch an archived livestream. Also available in Spanish.

As you watch the Mass, either live or recorded, unite yourself by making a Spiritual Communion with all the Masses celebrated throughout the world: Spiritual Communion Prayer

Additional Resources

Instructions and decrees from Bishop Soto can be found here.

U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops - Daily Readings

Word Among Us FREE Reflection of Readings & Reflections

Video Readings/Gospel Reflection from Life Teen Staff, Joel Stepanek

In-Home Celebration of the Word - Dr. Edward Sri

Praying at home on Sunday’s.  A guide to Liturgy of the Word:

Plenary Indulgence for the Faithful who quarantined for COVID-19 & their caregivers

What is a Plenary Indulgence?

What is perfect contrition?

Prayer and Urbi et Orbi message from Pope Francis (archive video)

Pope Francis - Urbi et Orbi Message & Plenary Indulgence - Fri. Mar. 27, 2020

A Faith Response to the Coronavirus

Faith-Fully Navigating Coronavirus with your Kids

Coronavirus Prayer for God’s Intervention and Protection