COVID-19 Updates

Parish Information & Event Impacts
 

  • St. Francis Parish will Facebook livestream Sunday 9:30 Masses
  • Aviston Bible class in-person meetings are cancelled.  Members who are on the bible Study roster will receive class materials by e-mail until further notice.  
     
  • RCIA is cancelled for the time being.  Future meetings will be shared on the website. 
     
  • First Communion - Scheduling during Sunday 9:30 Masses, 7/26 - 8/30

Diocesan Announcements
 


Health Information
 


Free On-line Mass & Worship Links
 

  • Visit the Conception Abbey Mass & Divine Office Site.
    • Watch Conception's special events and liturgies live online!
       
  • Read "What If Public Masses Are Canceled" article by Dr. O'Malley, McGrath Institute for Church Life, Univerity of Notre Dame
     
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops President, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, invited “all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe.” His Excellency shared a powerful prayer to bring us spiritually together as a community of faith in these uncertain times.  View the prayer here. 
     
  • Concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus have left many parishes with the difficult decision to suspend liturgies. To support our community's prayer, Give Us This Day has made available at no charge a digital file of our periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select "Digital" in the upper right of the screen. While it is not a replacement for community worship, we hope this resource will support you during this challenging time. Please share this resource with friends and family.


    Pastor's Note

Now that life and our busy social lives have had to slow down, it is a prime opportunity to reach out and connect with God on a more personal level. We speak of a “Domestic Church” - that is “people of faith” gathered with each other in their home with their own family unit.

Since we are unable to join together as a faith community to celebrate the Eucharist and other liturgical services in Church, you as a family can and should gather together to join in your own scripture reading and prayer at home daily and especially on Sunday. “The family that prays together stays together.”

Below are some FREE tools being provided in light of the crisis to assist your family’s “Domestic Church” and offer worship events in your home.

Above all, take time to pray daily with your family far a few minutes, at meal time, before bed, when you awake, or any time that will work for you as a family, as the “Domestic Church.” Prayer and faith in God is our way through crisis!