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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. 
 

March 19 Letter From Father Chris

March 18 Letter From Father Chris

Bishop Soto's March 17 Decree 

Bishop Soto's Pastoral Message


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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.

Amen.