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Good day St. Didacus family and all who are tuning in,

The COVID-19 shutdown is having us look at our worship practice from a different perspective. Yes, we have concerns and according to the guidelines of the archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the local government I’m being obedient. Our parish response to the situation at hand continues to unfold as we get updates. However, we shall address them all.

 As you may have heard, the archdiocese of Los Angeles has temporarily suspended all public masses. This is done for for the safety of all until the corona virus is no longer a threat. During this time, I am encouraging you all to continue to pray and pray as a family. If you don’t already pray the rosary, then there is no better time to begin than now. I’m encouraging you also to join me for the Holy Mass via the Internet. St. Didacus will livestream daily and Sunday Mass from St. Didacus via Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/StDidacusSchool/    

Daily mass will be live-streamed at 9 am in English and10am in Spanish. Sunday mass will livestream at 10 am in English and 11:30 in Spanish.

During these times of challenge, we still rely on your financial support as we work to serve the many needs of our community in the coming weeks. So, if you find it in your heart to do so, we welcome your offerings. Please consider sending your weekly contribution electronically, such as Bill Pay through your financial institution, or using our online giving portal. 

https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1394

I realize that this is a time unlike challenges we have faced before. Some of us are anxious or afraid. That is understandable. When we face difficulties such as these, it’s hard not to feel at least some anxiety. But, as I have stated many times in the past, until you face a major challenge, how are you going to discover if you have true faith? That is a gift which comes only from God. If your sight is set on heaven, God will help you to get there. But, not without the cross.

 I have been inspired by the many people who have been so helpful to others during this present crisis. It affirms the fact that God is working though those who allow Him to guide their wills, their hands, and their lives. You become the living word when this happens. God will see us through these times and we will be affirmed by the work God does through us.

 In the mean time, please join me in praying for those who have died, the recovery of those who are sick, for the strength of healthcare workers and caregivers, and for an end to this global health crisis.

 

In Christ’s Peace,

 

 

Fr. Bob Garon

Pastor

St. Didacus

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

     

Prayer in the Time of the Coronavirus 
Most Reverend José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles 


Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
 
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
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 in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
 
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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