Welcome to Santa Rosa Catholic Church

COVID-19 Update: 

Flu season is around the corner. Simultaneous outbreaks of flu and COVID-19 will drain the state’s health care resources. I’m asking everyone to be very much aware of the threat posed to all of us from Coronavirus and how much danger it poses to members of our own community. 

Following the directives from our Archdiocese Offices, I ask that everyone 

  • Who feels ill stay at home and not come to Mass. 
  • Practice Social Distancing 
  • NO gatherings at any of the parish premises, including before and after mass 
  • Wear a Face Mask at all times 
  • Use Sanitizer 

I thank you in advance for your efforts to avoid the spread of the virus in our community. Fr. Alberto 

Instructions for your safety, the priests and others. 

We are now authorized to celebrate holy mass without any limited amount of attendees, but continue with the social distance and safety regulations. Please arrive from 30 to 20 minutes before mass start. 

Please have in mind that in order to avoid the spread of this dangerous virus please respond to the following instructions. 

  • Please people who are 65 or older and those with serious medical conditions are encouraged to stay at home and participate in the liturgies through our Livestream Masses. Archbishop Jose Gomez has given general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass until further notice. 
  • Maintain Social Distance. 
  • Masks to be worn at all times. 
  • Wash your hands prior of coming into mass. 
  • Use hand sanitizer – Dispensers are located at the entrance. 

Parish Office

The parish staff is available to answer your telephone calls, during office hours. Office hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM 
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Mass Schedule

Weekday Mass

  • Monday – Saturday: 8:00am (Spanish)
  • Monday: 7:00pm (English Liturgy of the Word)
  • Tuesday – Friday: 7:00pm (Spanish)

Saturday

  • 8:00am (Mass, Spanish)
  • 3:00pm (Confessions, Bilingual)
  • 6:30pm (Mass, Spanish)

Sunday Mass

  • 6:30am (Spanish)
  • 8:00am (Spanish)
  • 9:30am (English)
  • 11:00am (Spanish)
  • 12:30pm (Spanish)
  • 2:00pm (Spanish)
  • 3:30pm (Spanish)
  • 5:00pm (Spanish)

Online Giving

The world as we knew it has changed dramatically. In these times we look toward our faith to begin to heal. As our spiritual home, our church relies on time, talent, and treasure in order to prosper and fulfill our mission. Online Giving is an easy way to support our continued mission, both while we are away and as we slowly begin to gather together again in worship. It is time to come together to keep our faith, so that we can offer hope and healing to those around us. 

  • Convenient anytime, anywhere access though the internet 
  • Secure and Confidential. Adheres to banking security standards. 
  • Flexible. Start, stop and change you contributions at any time 
  • Simple. No need to contact your bank or the church office 
  • Contribute using direct withdrawal (ACH) or credit cards. 

Click on the Donations link and after the process, you will receive an email confirming your donation. We appreciate your donation. 

Guide for Online Giving: 

  • Funds: Select the fund(s) to which you would like to contribute 
    • Regular Offertory (White Envelope) 
    • Maintenance Fund (Green Envelope) 
    • Building Fund for Future Projects (Pink Envelope) 
    • Other Collections 
  • Configure Gift: Select 
    • Amount would like to donate 
    • If would like to donate: weekly, monthly, annual or one time 
  • Your information: Your personal information 
    • Email Address 
    • Your Name 
    • Bank Account or Credit Card 
    • Bank Account or Credit Card Number 
    • Your Address 
    • You have an option to mark the circle O to create your account 
    • In the future only would need to enter: 
      • Your email address 
      • Your password 
  • Thank you 
    • Proof that your contribution was processed 
Mar
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Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 12, 2021
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Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 19, 2021
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Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 26, 2021

Third Sunday of Lent

Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

In today’s first reading, we are reminded of the Ten Commandments. Which commandment do you struggle with the most? Aim for one small improvement this week. 

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine 

Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines raised concerns because an abortion-derived cell line was used for testing them, but not in their production. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, however was developed, tested and is produced with abortion-derived cell lines raising additional moral concerns. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has judged that ‘when ethically irreproachable Covid-19 vaccines are not available….it is morally acceptable for receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.’ [1] 

However, if one can choose among equally safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the vaccine with the least connection to abortion-derived cell lines should be chosen. Therefore, if one has the ability to choose a vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccines should be chosen over Johnson & Johnson. 

While we should continue to insist that pharmaceutical companies stop using abortion-derived cell lines, given the world-wide suffering that this pandemic is causing, we affirm again that being vaccinated can be an act of charity that serves the common good. 

A Prayer for Pope Francis 

On March 13th, we celebrate the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election! Say a prayer for the Holy Father. 

O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, 
look favorably on your servant Francis, 
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd; 
Grant, we pray, that by word and example 
he may be of service to those over whom he presides 
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care, 
he may come to everlasting life. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Reflection

Lent is not only about abstaining from eating or from doing what one likes. It is also about improving our relationships with God and with those who surround us. For example: 

  • Treat our loved ones with care and respect. 
  • Come to Sunday Mass together with your family. 
  • Receive the Sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist. 
  • Assist the poor. 

Fasting

we are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: The norms are obligatory from ages 18-59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. 

Abstinence

We are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Fridays during Lent and Good Friday: The norms are obligatory from age 14 onwards. 

Stations of the Cross

Through the Stations of the Cross we are called to relive the Passion, Pain, Suffering and the Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ he offered for the salvation of each of us. You are invited each Friday during Lent as we commemorate the Stations of the Cross in English at 6 PM and Spanish at 7:45 PM 

Readings for the Week

    “Iraq will always remain in my heart. I ask all of you, dear brothers and sisters, to work together, united for a fu… https://t.co/IDsaWytNpF”

    Saints & Special Observances

    • sunday
      3rd Sunday of Lent;
    • monday
      Monday, 3rd week of Lent; Saint John of God, religious;
    • tuesday
      Tuesday, 3rd week of Lent; Saint Frances of Rome, religious;
    • wednesday
      Wednesday, 3rd week of Lent;
    • thursday
      Thursday, 3rd week of Lent;
    • friday
      Friday, 3rd week of Lent;
    • saturday
      Saturday, 3rd week of Lent;

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