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

Page last updated November 28, 2020

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.

Attend Mass in-person (outdoors) or virtually (Communion available after each Mass)

Many parishioners have shown interest in receiving Holy Eucharist after watching Mass virtually. Our parish will start celebrating all weekend Holy Masses outdoors in the parking lot beginning the weekend of December 5 and 6. 
Weekend Masses will be at 5 p.m on Saturday (Vigil), 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Here are the ways you can participate:

  1. You are free to park your car in the parking lot facing Giovanni Hall and participate in the Holy Mass seated inside your car. 
  2. You are free to bring your own chair(s) and sit outside in a safe location in the parking lot. 
  3. Mass will still be live-streamed and you may watch from home and come to receive the Holy Eucharist after Mass (You can park and walk to the priest/minister or drive up to the priest/minister to receive).

Missalettes are available for parishioners to pick up and take with them.

The “Sunday Worship Aid” is available in PDF here or, from the menu above, just click on “Worship” and then “Sunday Worship Aid”. Use at home or in car with readings, prayers and music to aid your worship experience.

All weekend Masses will continue to be livestreamed per the schedule above.  Daily Masses are livestreamed at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and not available to the public, however, Holy Eucharist is distributed in front of the church immediately after Mass.

Livestreams and how to watch

Livestreams of each Mass are available 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.

Church and Chapel closed

In consultation with the Diocese, because of concern over the health of all, St. Mary Church and the Infant Mary Chapel are 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)

Watch live or stream the Daily Mass in English or 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


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

A Faith Response to the Coronavirus

Faith-Fully Navigating Coronavirus with your Kids

Coronavirus Prayer for God’s Intervention and Protection