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

Page last updated June 10, 2020

This is a resource page to help you understand the adjustments that have been made to help stem the spread of COVID-19. 

Instructions and decrees from Bishop Soto can be found here.

Also, here are some reminders & suggestions for living a Catholic life in this time of pandemic.

Letters/Messages from Fr. Antony to St. Mary Parish Family

June 3, 2020 - Resumption of Public Masses starting June 8, volunteers still needed

May 27, 2020 - Fr. Antony interviewed by local news affiliate


Mass livestreamed from St. Mary Church

Sunday Masses that we livestream on our parish Facebook page will be announced on Facebook and on the Parish App.  You don't need to be a Facebook member to view the livestream - just an internet connection.

Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/stmaryparishsacramento/live/

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)

Confessions are available at their regularly scheduled time of 3:30-4:30pm on Saturdays. Please enter the parking lot; one of the priests will be there and will direct you. You can also make an appointment with one of the priests for other times as well.

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 the priests or Rectory office and one of the priests 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 the priests or Parish Office.

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

    Mass available on Livestream/TV

    List of parishes throughout the Diocese who are livestreaming Masses.

    Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 11am Daily

    KSPX Ch. 29 @ 6:30am Sundays
    (on-demand available at Heart of the Nation)

    EWTN - 5:00am (live), 9:00am (replay) & 9:00pm Daily
    (Xfinity/Comcast - Ch. 233, DirecTV - Ch. 370, Dish - Ch. 261)

    CatholicTV
    Sundays 5:30am (Spanish), 7am , 1pm, 2:30pm (Spanish), 4pm, 7pm (Spanish)

    ShalomWorld
    Watch live or stream the Daily Mass in English or Spanish

    Massonline.org

    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

      Resources

      Magnificat FREE - Reflection of Readings & Reflections.

      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: https://worship.pastoral.center/

      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