JUNE 14TH UPDATE:
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.
MAY 29TH UPDATE:
Bishop Soto issued the following message today: "The Catholic community in the Diocese of Sacramento will be able to celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, around the sacred altars of their parish churches on Sunday, June 14th. I am lifting the heartbreaking suspension of public celebrations of the Sacrifice of the Mass starting on Monday, June 8th. This will help pastors ready the churches for the glorious Feast of Corpus Christi. Parishes that are prepared to implement all the necessary public health protocols may begin offering Mass with the Faithful on June 8th."
At this time, we plan to have our first Mass at Good Shepherd on Monday, June 8th. We will likely be limited to 100 attendants per Mass. We will have more information to come as we continue to work out the details. We are excited to welcome you back!
On March 17 Bishop Jaime Soto issued a decree suspending the public celebration of Sunday and weekday Masses in the Diocese of Sacramento until further notice. The dispensation to all members of the Catholic faithful from the obligation to attend Mass will also continue until further notice.
Good Shepherd church will remain unlocked from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for those wishing to offer private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Father Chris and Father Ed will privately offer Sunday and daily Mass. To comply with local orders, parishioners are asked not to congregate in the church in groups of ten or more. This will ensure that we are able to keep the church open for individuals to offer their personal prayer. Please refer to Father Chris's March 19 letter.
All Faith Formation/Religious Education Classes, parish events, and group gatherings are cancelled until further notice. There will be no formally scheduled time for Adoration on the first Thursday or first Friday.
The parish office is open by appointment only. Confessions will be by appointment only. Please call the office at 916-684-5722 to schedule an appointment.
Please contact the parish office regarding scheduling for weddings and funerals.
Bishop Soto reminds us all to properly observe the third commandment, Keep Holy the Lord’s Day. We are encouraged to offer a rosary on Sundays for the intentions of all those afflicted by the virus as well as for the sanctification of the Faithful and Clergy during this Lenten Season.
Please continue to check back here as we will be posting new information when it becomes available.
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