An update on the changes to our Sunday Masses and other areas of our Church.
St. James Church will remain open throughout the week for private prayer:
On Sundays ONLY from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
(Note: During these times for private prayer we will need to maintain the 10 person limit capacity at all times.)
While I recognize it is not a substitute for attending Mass in person, I encourage you to view online/livestream/televised Masses. I encourage you to make a "Sacred Space" of the place you will be viewing the mass. Think of decorating a table with a candle, statues of Jesus and Mary (or holy pictures), the Bible etc. This will enable you to enter more fully into the mystery of the Eucharist and to receive our Blessed Lord "Spiritually" with greater intensity.
On Saturdays we will livestream our Masses at 4:00 pm English and 6:00pmin Spanish.
On Sundays we will livestream our Masses at 10:00 am English and 12:00pm Spanish.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. (limit of 10 people at a time in church)
Weddings, funerals and baptisms will now be restricted to 10 persons, including those who are involved in ministry (priest, cantor, etc.).
All non-essential meetings in the parish will move to virtual meetings or they may be postponed.
Our Parish office will remain closed during this time. Any essential meetings with priest and staff will need to be by appointment only. Our staff will continue to work remotely from their homes and we will be monitoring emails and phone messages on a daily bases.
We will try to respond to your requests and needs as quickly as we can.
We ask you to remember us with your ongoing financial support. We encourage you to consider using pre-authorized giving, or one of the other means available to you through our Parish Website. If you wish to give your donations using your envelops you can drop them off at the front door of the Rectory where you will find a mail slot in the red door. We thank you in advance for remembering us financially.
We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. Please continue to refer to our Parish Website, Facebook and YouTube channels. We will continue to produce our Weekly E-Newsletter where you will find information about our church and its activities, as well as wonderful links to develop our faith life and knowledge of our Catholic Church.
We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Gustavo Campo