• St. Junipero Serra Church
  • St. Junipero Serra Church
  • Our Lady of the Snows Church
  • Our Lady of the Snows
  • St. Serra Prayer Garden

Bishop Barnes has released a statement to allow our churches to resume public celebration of the Eucharist beginning June 13. He gives his gratitude for patience during this time. In the coming days, our parishes will be provided with a clear set of precautionary measures that they must put in place to protect health and safety before they resume public Masses.

Read the complete statement HERE.


El obispo Barnes ha publicado una declaración para permitir que nuestras iglesias reanuden la celebración pública de la Eucaristía a partir del 13 de junio. Agradece la paciencia durante este tiempo. En los próximos días, nuestras parroquias recibirán un conjunto claro de medidas de precaución que deben adoptar para proteger la salud y la seguridad, antes de reanudar las misas públicas.

Lea la declaración completa AQUÍ.

Holy Hour Adoration will be held via Facebook Live on June 5th.

La hora santa de adoración se llevará a cabo en Facebook Live el 5 de junio.

Mass Times

Stream live Mass on Sunday:

9:00 am in English

11:00 am in Spanish

Facebook

Let's continue to pray together!

CLICK HERE  to Access our Live-Streamed Masses on Facebook.

Livestreams are now also available on our YouTube page!

 

Reconciliation

Confessions are scheduled as follows:

Our Lady of the Snows

2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month - 9:00 a.m.

St. Junipero Serra

1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month - 3:30 p.m.

Fr. Joachim will also schedule confessions at the parish office as needed.  

Call for an appointment.

 

Let us Pray...

Prayer against Coronavirus
Almighty and Merciful God, we, your children who are in deep fear of what tomorrow might bring upon us are on bended knees, asking for your forgiveness and help at this time that our world is infested with coronavirus. Heavenly Father, please save us from this dreaded illness.
Mary, our beloved Mother, We fly to your patronage today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our world and our nation, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared from the worst of this illness coronavirus.
For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears, and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us to love one another and to be patient and kind with one another.
Help us to be more close to Jesus, your Son, and our savior.
We come to you with confidence, our compassionate mother, knowing that you will always intercede for us your children. You are the health of the sick and the cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection; keep us in the embrace of your arms.
Holy Mary Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us sinners that we may overcome this coronavirus,

 

 Amen.

 

Staying Connected

From the Pastor's Desk

My Dear Parish Family,

We are living through an unprecedented and uncertain time due to the public health threat caused by the coronavirus. Let us remember that God is with us, He walks with us, and He will not abandon us, even as we are, at least for the moment, forced to change the way we are living. As your Pastor, please know of my love and support for each member of our parish community. I am with you now, and I will remain with you through this crisis.

We know that this pandemic has changed the way we are able to practice our faith. Because of public health agency directives and genuine concern over the potential spread of coronavirus, all public Masses in the Diocese, including our parish, are suspended. Likewise, the Sacraments of Confession and Baptism are not available, and First Communion and Confirmation programs are suspended until further notice.

Nothing could be more painful for Bishop Barnes and me than to have to suspend the Sunday Mass and these other fundamental elements of our faith. It is a cross we will carry together in this Lenten Season. We hope and trust in God that these sacrifices will benefit the common good in protecting our people from serious illness or even death. 

Our parish staff is maintaining limited operations so that we may remain connected to you and your families. Although we cannot receive the public due to health directives, you can still call (760) 868-4342 or email us at the office. We will always stay in touch with you, especially if you need a visit to a sick relative. We will also do our best to continue religious education and spiritual formation through online programs. Our Catechetical Ministry Director, Confirmation Coordinator, and RCIA are in touch with our candidates and their families.

Sadly, we know the crisis will affect our financial health as a parish. As your Pastor, I am committed to guiding us through this crisis, but I will need your help. Please try to continue your generous financial support by mailing your weekly Sunday donations to our parish office. Also, please consider the option of online giving, which you can sign up for on our parish website: stserraphelan.org  or olswrightwood.org. As a Parish, we will be taking immediate steps to limit expenses. However, we still depend on your generous donations to keep our parish alive.

Amid this crisis, we may be tempted to isolate ourselves in fear. Please remember that our Catholic faith calls us to continue to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all that we say and do throughout our homes and communities. So, take this time to strengthen the bonds of your family, show extra compassion and care for the poor, and never lose hope and trust in Our Lord Jesus. Please keep your family’s faith alive by joining the live-streaming Mass on Facebook, viewing the Mass online, reading the Sacred Scriptures daily and catechism, and taking time to pray and grow in your Catholic faith as a family. 

The coronavirus may frighten us, but it will not defeat us. May Our Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd, guide us together in the days and weeks ahead. Smile! Stay safe! God loves you!

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Joachim Lechukwu

Administrator

 

From the Diocese | De la Diócesis

We are all called to work together

An important message from our bishops

Nosotros Estamos Llamados a Trabajar Juntos

Un mensaje importante de nuestros Obispos

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Religious Education
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Faith Walk

We’re happy to give you a new resource to aid your prayer and formation!

Faith Walk is a Catholic website that makes more accessible the church’s copious spiritual resources by centralizing hundreds of prayers, podcasts, reflections and more — and it’s completely free.

Check it out today: www.myfaithwalk.org

Online Giving

We thank you for the ways that you have faithfully continued your giving both via our online platform and through the mail. Your continued faithfulness helps us to maintain our day to day operations and ministerial operations during this season of limited gatherings.

Please click the blue "donate" icon below

to set up your online tithing for SJS and/or OLS.

We appreciate your generosity!

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“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another,

as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

(1 Peter 4:10)

 

Manténgase Conectado

Del Escritorio del Pastor

Mi querida familia parroquial,

Estamos viviendo un momento sin precedentes e incierto debido a la amenaza a la salud pública causada por el coronavirus. Recordemos que Dios está con nosotros, camina con nosotros y no nos abandonará, incluso cuando, al menos por el momento, estamos obligados a cambiar la forma en que vivimos. Como su pastor, sepa de mi amor y apoyo por cada miembro de nuestra comunidad parroquial. Estoy con ustedes ahora y lo seguiré durante esta crisis.

Sabemos que esta pandemia ha cambiado la forma en que podemos practicar nuestra fe. Debido a las directivas de las agencias de salud pública y la preocupación genuina sobre la posible propagación del coronavirus, se han suspendido todas las Misas públicas en la Diócesis, incluida nuestra parroquia. Del mismo modo, los sacramentos de la confesión y el bautismo no están disponibles, y los programas de primera comunión y confirmación también se han suspendido hasta nuevo aviso.

Nada podría ser más doloroso para el obispo Barnes y para mí que tener que suspender la misa dominical y otros elementos fundamentales de nuestra fe. Es una cruz que llevaremos juntos en esta temporada de Cuaresma. Esperamos y confiamos en Dios que estos sacrificios beneficiarán el bien común para proteger a nuestra gente de enfermedades graves o incluso la muerte.

Nuestro personal parroquial mantiene operaciones limitadas para poder seguir conectados con usted y sus familias. Aunque no podemos recibir al público debido a las directivas de salud, aún puede llamar al (760) 868-4342 o enviarnos un correo electrónico a la oficina. Siempre nos mantendremos en contacto con usted, especialmente si necesita que visite a un familiar enfermo. También haremos nuestro mejor esfuerzo para continuar la educación religiosa y la formación espiritual a través de programas en línea. Nuestra Directora del Ministerio de Catequesis, Coordinadora de Confirmación y RICA están en contacto con nuestros candidatos y sus familias.

Lamentablemente, sabemos que la crisis afectará nuestra salud financiera como parroquia. Como su pastor, estoy comprometido a guiarlos a través de esta crisis, pero necesitaré su ayuda. Intente continuar con su generoso apoyo financiero enviando sus donaciones semanales los domingos a nuestra oficina. Además, considere la opción de donar en línea, a la que puede inscribirse en el sitio web de nuestra parroquia: stserraphelan.org  u olswrightwood.org. Como parroquia, ya hemos tomado medidas inmediatas para limitar los gastos. Sin embargo, aún dependemos de sus generosas donaciones para mantener viva nuestra parroquia.

En medio de esta crisis, podemos sentir la tentación de aislarnos por miedo. Recuerde que nuestra fe católica nos llama a continuar proclamando el Evangelio de Jesucristo en todo lo que decimos y hacemos en nuestros hogares y comunidades. Por lo tanto, tómese este tiempo para fortalecer los lazos de su familia, muestre mayor compasión y cuidado por los pobres, y nunca pierda la esperanza y la confianza en Nuestro Señor Jesús. Mantenga viva la fe de su familia uniéndose a la Misa de transmisión en vivo en Facebook, viendo la Misa en línea, leyendo las Sagradas Escrituras diariamente y el catecismo, y tomándose el tiempo para rezar y crecer en su fe católica en familia.

El coronavirus puede asustarnos, pero no nos derrotará. Que Nuestro Señor Jesús, el Buen Pastor, nos guíe juntos en los días y semanas venideros. ¡Sonría! ¡Manténganse a salvo! ¡Dios los ama!

Suyo en Cristo,

Rev. Joachim Lechukwu

Administrador

 

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