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The amended Sacramento County Health Order issued this week moved us back into the State's Purple Tier 1 for allowable activities.  Therefore, all Masses for this weekend will be outside in our worship space on the school blacktop.  Mass times will be as currently scheduled.  Our weekday 8:30 a.m. Masses will also be outside until further notice.  Saturday confessions will be from 3:30-4:25 in the John Paul II Room adjacent to the parish office.  Please line up outside while waiting for your turn for confession.

The Prayer Service for Racial Healing is postponed.

When deciding whether or not to attend Mass, please remember that the dispensation remains in place for all Catholics in our diocese.  If you are unable to tolerate the cold weather conditions, are age 65 or older or have other health concerns, we urge you to stay home and watch our recorded Mass.   

Our tent does not accomodate everyone while social distancing.  Be prepared to sit outside of the tent -- bring your own chairs and umbrellas.

Please continue to watch your email and check our website for updates.  This is an evolving situation and we are working to comply with local regulations while providing you with the opportunity to safely attend Mass and receive the Eucharist. We thank you for your patience and ask that you continue to pray for an end to the Pandemic.


As of October 14th, all Masses will be held inside the church.  We are limited to 100 attendees.  All social distancing requirements remain in effect.



Governor Newsom announced on July 13th the suspension of most indoor activities, including church services, effective immediately.  At Good Shepherd, we have moved our Masses to an outdoor location.  Currently this is on the school basketball court, adjacent to the east side of the Father Phillip Wells Hall.  All other precautions remain in place, including social distance seating, masks, cleaning after Mass and online sign ups.  Please note that not all seats are in the shade so plan accordingly with hats, sunscreen, long sleeves, etc. 

Please continue to check back here for updates as this situation is very fluid and can change day to day.


March 19 Letter From Father Chris

March 18 Letter From Father Chris

Bishop Soto's March 17 Decree 

Bishop Soto's Pastoral Message

An Act of Spiritual Communion

 For those watching Mass who are unable to physically receive Communion today, we pray the following:

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present
in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there,
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.