Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 2, 2020
"Deus refugium meum in die tribulationis meae"
July 15, 2020
Dear parishioners of Saint John the Baptist:
May God who is rich in mercy show you all his love and compassion in these days of world turmoil.
We were glad for a time that we were given the opportunity to celebrate within our church the greatness of God in the different liturgical acts, especially the Holy Eucharist. Last Monday, the news broke that some of the churches in Contra Costa County should suspend all activities of spiritual celebration within the Church. It would not be possible to celebrate Holy Mass inside the Church, it could only be done outside as well as other liturgical services. The same law has been declared in our Alameda County. It is not possible to have any event inside our Church. It is for this reason; I sadly inform you that we are closing our Church again and we will only have celebrations outside of it. Holy Mass celebrations for the weekend will only take place outside in the parking lot. The hours of the celebration are: 9:00 am in English and 11:30 am in Spanish. We will not have weekday mass as we were planning.
I thank you for your understanding this situation and let us do everything as God's will. I thank you who are coordinating a ministry, for communicating this to your people and ask them to tell all parishioners about it. Let us continue to pray that this evil will pass quickly and one day we celebrate with joy that we have overcome this with Christ, present in our lives.
Sincerely, in Christ our Lord. – Father Sergio López, JCD
We all know how difficult these times are for everybody. Your dedication and love for Saint John Church is truly visible as we receive well wish cards and continued donations. For your convenience, we installed a secure mailbox near the statue of the Virgen Mary for easy access to leave your donations. Stop by with your offerings and spend a few minutes with our Mother Mary in prayer.
Please use the link on OnLine giving above, next to the Pagina Hispanica heading, to make your donations at this time.