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Parish Update – February 10, 2020

Dear friends,

Great news! Given a recent court decision and a decline in the number of Covid cases, the CA Bishops have allowed all Masses, baptisms, funerals, and weddings to be held in the Church, with a limit of 200 people. Please make sure to see the new Mass schedule for details. Faith Formation classes and meetings etc. must continue to remain outdoors or online.

Well, I have been here for almost 4 years now and since my arrival my primary goal has always been to improve St Angela’s. With your help, support, love and prayers I believe we’ve accomplished our goal. Unfortunately, in the process to achieve our goal I’ve had to push many things to the side. And now those things are pushing back. It is for this reason that I asked our Bishop to grant me a sabbatical to care for my personal and familial needs. The Bishop has granted me a sabbatical effective July 1, 2021, at that time you will be given a new parochial administrator or pastor. Words cannot express the tremendous gratitude I have for you and all you mean to me. Please don’t start the celebration yet as I’ll still be here until July 1st.

In the upcoming weeks we will have the opportunity to participate in a new  Diocese of Orange survey project named “Called For More”.  The Called For More Project is an initiative of the Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI). CLI received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to pilot a new process for supporting priests and parishes in thriving in ministry. By gathering information about each priest and each parish, the pilot seeks to give parishioners more awareness about the needs and opportunities of their local community, priests more awareness and support around their ongoing ministerial development, and the diocese better information with which to consider and discern priestly assignments and parish support.

This survey will help more Catholics to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and become more highly engaged in their parish! The survey tool  seeks to provide parishioners with an opportunity to reflect on their individual spiritual growth as well as provide your parish leadership with invaluable insight regarding your parish’s strengths and opportunities. Our hope is that this experience provides meaningful input as we set priorities and allocate resources so that the parish is moving parishioners forward on their journey of faith as effectively as possible.

If bad weather (rain, wind etc) prevents us from celebrating Sunday Mass on the field, then we’ll move into the church with a slight rain delay. You can also view our live stream Mass at 7:45 am or drive into the church parking lot at 7:45 am, 9 am or 10:30 am (Spanish) and listen to Mass on the FM dial at 106.9. At Communion time, approximately 9:45 and 11:15 (Spanish) come up and receive Communion at the covered lunch table area. At all times, please wear your mask, keep social distancing, and before receiving Communion, please sanitize your hands.  Blessings of gratitude, Fr Dave