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 

Second Sunday of Easter

“Jesus, I trust in you.”

In the 1930s, Jesus chose a humble Polish nun, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, to receive private revelations concerning Divine Mercy that were recorded in her Diary. St. Faustina’s Diary records 14 occasions when Jesus requested that a Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday) be observed. 

On May 5, 2000, five days after the canonization of St. Faustina, the Vatican decreed that the Second Sunday of Easter would henceforth be known as Divine Mercy Sunday. 

Jesus appeared to St. Faustina in a vision, with his right hand raised in a blessing and his left touching his garment above his heart. Red and white rays emanate from his heart, symbolizing the blood and water that was poured out for our salvation and our sanctification. The Lord requested that “Jesus, I trust in You” be inscribed under his image. Jesus asked that his image be painted and venerated throughout the world: “I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish” 

(Diary, no. 48) and “By means of this image I will grant many graces to souls” (Diary, no.742). 

Alleluia, alleluia. 

You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord; 
Blessed are those who have not seen me, but still believe! 

Alleluia, alleluia. 

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. 

Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic School 

Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic School has open enrollment for grades TK- 8th grade. Please visit us at www.srdlcs.com to learn more about us and to schedule an appointment via zoom/in person. We would love to meet you and support your family with a Catholic education for your child. We look forward to hearing from you! Blessings and take care. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month

A Prayer for Healing

Victims of Abuse God of endless love, 
ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just: 
You gave your only Son to save us by his blood on the cross. 
Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, 
join to your own suffering 
the pain of all who have been hurt 
in body, mind, and spirit 
by those who betrayed the trust placed in them. 
Hear the cries of our brothers and sisters 
who have been gravely harmed, 
and the cries of those who love them. 
Soothe their restless hearts with hope, 
steady their shaken spirits with faith. 
Grant them justice for their cause, 
enlightened by your truth. 
Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, 
heal your people’s wounds 
and transform brokenness into wholeness. 
Grant us the courage and wisdom, 
humility and grace, to act with justice. 
Breathe wisdom into our prayers and labors. 
Grant that all harmed by abuse may find peace in justice. 
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

Readings for the Week

    “The fullness of life and of joy is found by giving oneself for the Gospel and for our brothers and sisters, with op… https://t.co/pAt0hN0luu”

    Saints & Special Observances

    • sunday
      3rd Sunday of Easter;
    • monday
      Monday, 3rd week of Easter;
    • tuesday
      Tuesday, 3rd week of Easter;
    • wednesday
      Wednesday, 3rd week of Easter; Saint Anselm of Canterbury, bishop and doctor of the Church;
    • thursday
      Thursday, 3rd week of Easter;
    • friday
      Friday, 3rd week of Easter; Saint George, martyr; Saint Adalbert, bishop and martyr;
    • saturday
      Saturday, 3rd week of Easter; Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr;

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