Bringing all of our parishioners together at the table of the Lord is one of our goals as a worshiping Catholic Community. With that in mind, we would like to invite our sick and homebound to join us live on our parish YouTube channel each Sunday morning for Mass. Starting this Sunday, May 30th, the 10 am (English) and 12 noon (Spanish) masses will be live-streamed to our parish YouTube channel. There will be no live stream on Saturday, May 29th, or Saturday evenings after. All live-streamed masses will be Sunday mornings. To find our YouTube channel, visit www.sanluisreyparish.org and click Latest Masses. Or on YouTube, go to https://www.youtube.com/c/missionsanluisreyparish/live
Coming back to mass in person? What has changed since you’ve been back to mass? You’ll notice that our liturgies in Serra Center follow all preventative measures to ensure a safe and prayerful environment for our parishioners. As directed by Bishop McElroy, the distribution of the Precious Blood has been suspended temporarily knowing that one receives the fullness of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Consecrated Host. The Sign of Peace has been suspended, replaced with a wave or a bow to offer peace to those around you. Communion is only received in the hand. The state of California requires that masks be worn by all inside the Serra Center, including those vaccinated. Hand sanitizers are available, and the Serra Center is cleaned after each mass. Social distancing between parishioners not in the same household is required. Congregational singing is not encouraged.
The Coronavirus pandemic is not yet over. Those parishioners who have serious health concerns, either for themselves or those in their immediate care, should know that the Bishop’s dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in place for your protection. Our live streams on Sunday morning invite you to join us and pray together with the whole community. But with the good news that more and more of our parishioners are making the choice to be vaccinated, we look forward to the day when all our parishioners feel comfortable making the decision to return to the in-person celebration of Holy Mass.