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Parish Update Regarding COVID-19

 

From the Pastors Desk

March 16, 2020

My Dear Parishioner, 
Peace of Christ,
We are all dealing with this great challenge in our present time. And our faith is our only weapon to fight fear and anxiety. And let us keep vigilant and be a prayerful community to conquer doubts and worries. God is almighty , loving and merciful. And we’re holding and believing to what he says “Seek and you shall find, ask and it shall be given to you and knock and the door shall open unto you.” During this time of uncertainties let us keep each other in our prayers. As your pastor, I’m also appealing to you to keep on helping your parish to meet our monthly obligations to pay bills by sending your donations in our parish office . Thank you and may God bless us all. 

In Christ and Mary,

Fr. Rey Manahan

Following actions must be implemented in all of the parishes and schools of the Diocese of San Diego:

  • Effective Monday morning March 16th, no public daily or weekend Masses will be held.

  • All Catholics in the Diocese of San Diego are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during the coming weeks.

  • All parish and diocesan schools and religious education programs will be suspended effective this Monday.

We will be providing video streamed Sunday Masses celebrated by priests and bishops of our diocese in English, Spanish and Vietnamese every week. Parishioners can access these celebrations be linking to the diocesan website at sdcatholic.org starting this Sunday or on the Masses tab on our website.

Letter from the Bishop regarding COVID-19

English Letter

Carta en español

We want to assure you that your safety is our priority. In keeping with State and Federal laws and guidelines, all Church events have been cancelled.

  • Divine Mercy Prayer on Wednesdays - CANCELLED

  • El Cajon Deanery Lenten Penance Service - CANCELLED

  • Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry's - CANCELLED

  • Religious Education Classes and Meetings - CANCELLED

  • Daily Morning Adoration - CANCELLED

God is good, and all the time God is good. 

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

“The family that prays together, stays forever.” I’m very happy about the result of prayer in the parking lot today. Our response to the Pope’s calling to all Catholics to pray the Lord’s Prayer today. I missed this event because I was attending the conference of all the pastors of our Deanery with our two Bishops. They are conveying to all of us that they are one with us in prayers. We discussed things to be done this coming Holy Week and Easter and I will be announcing it to our community after I have discussed it with Fr. Rey Evangelista. Let us continue to pray to one another. And by the grace of God we can be able to hold on and soon celebrate everything we normally do in the church in a normal way. God bless you all. 

 

In Christ and Mary, 

Fr. Rey Manahan