Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I am writing to you in these difficult times to let you know that you all are very much on my mind and in my heart.
As the COVID-19 virus spreads, I am sure everyone is getting enough information from television, newspapers, social media, etc., what to do and not to do; it is important to be aware of what is happening in our surroundings and informed on things to do.
But I would also like to share with you that even though this time is time for social distancing, it is not “LORD DISTANCING.” Don’t think that because Masses and liturgical events have been canceled and restricted, it is a time for a vacation from the Lord.
The parish staff and I, have been looking for ways to let you know you are not alone, to keep you close, keep you connected and feed your souls at a distance, by doing the Live Masses, Live Rosary, Live Stations of the Cross on Facebook, and anything else we need to do to help you spiritually.
I have shared with you all, how nervous I get to stand before crowds but I have found even harder to celebrate Mass without you all present. We are a family and I was ordained to serve God’s people, and this is why I do what I can to help you and to support you now that we are going through the present situation.
I have been celebrating private Masses in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Valley and Rev. Cayetano has also been celebrating masses at Most Holy Nativity praying for your intentions, your wellbeing and for a prompt solution to the current situation, which will result in us being able to celebrate and worship together in Church.
I have seen so many spiritual things LIVE on Facebook and all-over social media. Take advantage of the time of being home to nourish your soul with all of this good food that our Church is providing for you. Don’t be afraid, God is with us, and I am with you, praying for you.
As we go forward, here are some things we can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and congregation:
- Please stay home. We know this virus is most dangerous to our elders and those with compromised lungs or immune systems, so please think of them–even if you feel “good enough” to go out.
- Wash your hands frequently, clean often-used surfaces like doorknobs and phones, avoid shaking hands, cough into your elbow…all the things we can do to wash away germs and not share them with others.
If you are feeling anxious about all of this – and everything else that is going on in the world – you are not alone. Please reach out to me or Rev. Cayetano to connect and stay in touch. We are not alone, and we can support each other through this time.
Praying for you,
Rev. Francisco R. Maldonado
ALL MASSES AND PARISH ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED
Tuesday and Wednesday - (English) 9:00am
Thursday,Friday and Saturday (Jueves, Viernes y Sabado) - (Español) 9:00am
Saturday Mass of Anticipation (Sabado Misa de Anticipación) - 5:00pm
Sunday (Domingo) - (English) 8:00am, 9:30am
(Español) 11:00am, 12:30pm
Saturday (Sábado) - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday (Lunes a Viernes)
8:00am - 2:00pm
PASTOR - Rev. Francisco R. Maldonado
PAROCHIAL VICAR - Rev. Cayetano Cabrera
DEACONS - Javier Fierro, Francisco Padilla, & Carl Sadlier
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Most Holy Nativity parish is a community with strong roots in the Catholic faith. The parish is recognized by its hospitality and rich cultural diversity. Members of the parish community pledge themselves to grow in their faith and to live it, nourished by the word of God and the Holy Eucharist. They reach out to invite all God’s people to celebrate his love through participation in the liturgy, prayer, service and fellowship. The parish community is committed to prepare present and future generations to be strong in faith and in service of God and his people.
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Presione Aquí para la forma de registro en español. Devuelva el formulario completo a la oficina de nuestra parroquia por correo o en persona o deposite en la canasta del ofertorio.
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ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED
There are no upcoming scheduled events.
All Group Meetings are cancelled
United Hearts of Jesus and Mary / Corazones Unidos de Jesús y María
Meet on the Third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm (Se reúnen el tercer Miércoles del mes 6:00pm). There will be no group meeting during the month of June and July.
Knights of Columbus / Caballeros de Colon
Meet on the First Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm (Se reúnen el primer Martes del mes a las 7:00pm).
Spanish prayer group meets on Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm (Grupo habla español se reúnen el segundo Miércoles y el cuarto Miércoles del mes a las 6:30pm).
Divine Mercy / Divina Misericordia
Meets first & second Thursday of the month at 6:00pm (Se reúnen el primer y segundo Jueves de mes a las 6:00pm). There will be no group meeting during the month of June and July.
Please contact Deacon Francisco Padilla.
(Por favor contactar al Diacono Francisco Padilla para mas información).
Every Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:00 noon
(Todos los Miércoles de 9:30am a 12:00 de medio día).
First Friday of the month 9:30am - 12:00am
(Primer Viernes del Mes de 9:30am a 12:00 media-noche ).
Tuesday - Friday (Martes a Viernes) 8:30am
THERE WILL BE NO MINISTRY SCHEDULE DUE CANCELLATION OF ALL MASSES