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Message from Fr. Thomas Rush, OMI Pastor – Covid-19 

Dear Parishioners of Santa Rosa Parish; 

May the peace and love of God be with you in these days of coronavirus and disruption of so much of how we are accustomed to in our day to day lives. 

I also want to apologize to all of you for not getting this kind of letter out earlier. There have been so many changes in what is being asked of us that each day something new or different seems to be coming up. 

In this letter I will try to offer you the best picture I can of where we are right now. Also, I do it knowing that there could be significant changes by tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. 

We do have some basics that we need to emphasize. First of all, there is little dispute that the coronavirus spreads very quickly which means that physical contact and close proximity significantly raise the possibility of passing it from one person to another. 

This means that what we are advised to do is avoid physical contact with each other and even close proximity in closed spaces. Not only does this mean all public Masses, meetings and other activities where more than 10 people gather together are ruled out, Archbishop Gomez has directed all pastors to cancel group activities in all parishes. 

We will not be having public Masses, religious services or gatherings or meetings of any kind. There will be live streaming of Masses, prayers and reflections from the parish. From the cathedral there will also be live streaming of Masses and possibly other prayer services. They are offered as a way of keeping us connected to our faith community during this time of isolation. 

What is offered in the church building–personal, private prayer is also meant to give us the opportunity to maintain prayer and communication with God during the trying times we’re living through. Access to the church, at the same time, is not meant for groups gathering together because that would increase the risk of passing on the virus to others. 

We can see at this time that these measures will need to be taken until the end of this month. Changes in practices can come up at any time. By the end of the month there will be an effort to look at next steps that could be continuing what we’re doing now or going back to something of what we have previously done. 

I am aware, as well, of all the disruption these and other changes have caused in our daily routines and how they have put special financial and other burdens on individuals and families. 

The parish offices will remain closed during this time. Hours when the church will be opened will be posted on the church doors. Live streaming will can be found at www.facebook.com/SantaRosaChurch & archdiocese of los angeles/ lacatholic. The email address and the office telephone number can be used if there is a need to communicate with the parish office. 

I pray that with our faithful efforts to observe the practices being asked of us we will quickly return to a more normal way of living and sharing with each other. May God keep you in his special care, giving you peace and tranquility, freedom from illness and from distress and confidence that he is with you and all your loved ones as we move fitfully into the future. 

Sincerely yours in Christ and Mary Immaculate, 

Fr. Thomas Rush, OMI, Pastor

Mass Schedule

Prayers, Masses, Rosaries & Religious Services Live on Facebook

Because of Coronavirus (Covid-9) NO masses will be celebrated in public.

MONDAY – THURSDAY (Spanish)

10:00 AM: Oración del Día y Reflexión
6:00 PM: Vísperas
6:30 PM: Rosario
7:00 PM: Misa

FRIDAY (Spanish)

10:00 AM: Oración del Día y Reflexión
6:00 PM: Via Crucis (English)
6:30 PM: Rosario
7:00 PM: Misa
7:30 PM: Via Crucis (Spanish)

SATURDAY (Spanish)

10:00 AM: Oración del Día y Reflexión
6:00 PM: Primeras Vísperas
6:30 PM: Misa

SUNDAY

9:30 AM: English Mass
11:00 AM: Spanish Mass

The Weekly Bulletin

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This Week's Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Lent

“I am the light of the world”, says the Lord; “whoever follows me will have the light of life.” John 9:1-41

1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13A: Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance, but the LORD looks into the heart. 

Ephesians 5:8-14: Learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in fruitless works of darkness; for it is shameful the things done in secret. Be the light in the Lord. 

John 9:1-41: The grace will come when I acknowledge that my eyes have been opened. Others may not want to believe I can see, but I know I can only keep repeating it, to myself and to them. I may experience rejection, but in the Light, I can see clearly the one who has healed me, and I give him thanks and praise. 

Reflection Question

Do I allow for Jesus to be my light in the midst of all these troubles? 

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent we are called to relive the passion, pain, suffering and the death of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of each one of us. 

Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic School News

Mrs. Becker, School Principal, would like to inform the parents and community that if anyone needs to contact personnel during this time of the COVID-9 the school office is open Monday thru Friday from 12 noon to 1PM. Also if anyone is interested in obtaining free lunch for their children during this crisis to leave a message on the school phone (818) 361-5096 and someone from the school will contact you with dates and times. 

Readings for the Week

  • Sunday Fourth Sunday of Lent
    1 SM 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A; PS 23: 1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6; EPH 5:8-14; JN 9:1-41;
  • Monday Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent
    IS 65:17-21; PS 30:2 AND 4, 5-6, 11-12A AND 13B; JN 4:43-54;
  • Tuesday Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent
    EZ 47:1-9, 12; PS 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; JN 5:1-16;
  • Wednesday Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
    IS 7:10-14; 8:10; PS 40:7-8A, 8B-9, 10, 11; HEB 10:4-10; LK 1:26-38;
  • Thursday Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent
    EX 32:7-14; PS 106:19-20, 21-22, 23; JN 5:31-47;
  • Friday Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent
    WIS 2:1A, 12-22; PS 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 AND 23; JN 7:1-2, 10, 25-30;
  • Saturday Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent
    JER 11:18-20; PS 7:2-3, 9BC-10, 11-12; JN 7:40-53;

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Saints & Special Observances

  • sunday
    4th Sunday of Lent;
  • monday
    Monday, 4th week of Lent; Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, bishop;
  • tuesday
    Tuesday, 4th week of Lent;
  • wednesday
    Annunciation of the Lord;
  • thursday
    Thursday, 4th week of Lent;
  • friday
    Friday, 4th week of Lent;
  • saturday
    Saturday, 4th week of Lent;

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