Sunday, June 7, 2020
Dear St Patrick Church Community 6-7-20
Dear St Patrick Church Community:
The Mass for Holy Trinity Sunday has been uploaded here.
I condemn all the destruction going on --all the burning and looting. I really hope those perpetrators have nothing to do with the people peacefully seeking to raise awareness to the need for systemic change in police departments: the need for accountability, de-escalation training, and community relations.
Here's a Statement from the Bishops committee on racism regarding current events related to the killing of George Floyd.
New Change regarding Public Masses: Public Sunday Masses will resume on Saturday, June 13th in the evening, and Sunday 14th. All Masses will be inside the church now with overflow in the hall. 11:30 AM Mass will resume like the others, since it will be in the church now. Please wear a facemask.
Mass will continue to be uploaded on YouTube and the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass will remain in place. Please consider coming to a weekday Mass beginning on June 15th, Monday through Saturday at 8:00 AM instead of Sunday. This would help us keep the church under the 25% capacity.
Thank you for your continued support! God bless you!
I have asked our wonderful secretary, Barb Mossinghoff, to call all of our seniors, but it would be great if a whole network of phone calls of care extends to them. Eneida Scoby, our director of catechetical ministries is still reaching out to our youth and parents through many creative ways, and Aida Rodriguez, our bookkeeper continues to pay our bills, track income, and expenses, and help me plan the budget for next fiscal year. We need your continued support, please consider donating to the parish via postal mail or by online giving. Thank you to those of you who have sent us additional donations!
There are a number of resources online to nourish your faith. Dr. Marsha Long, a doctor in music, recorded some beautiful and comforting hymns in our church. Here is a list of Catholic Apps. You can pray this prayer from America Magazine. You can also request a free sample of a booklet of Mass readings and reflections from Give Us This Day. Prayers and Readings for daily and Sunday Mass are being provided free by Magnificat online during this time. You can also listen to Catholic music on the theme of healing on this Spotify playlist.
Besides Mass at our church, but you can also find University of Notre Dame, St Patrick's Cathedral in New York, our own Diocese, and homilies by a priest with an engaging tone, Fr David’ Dweyer, CSP. If you follow Bishop Barron, he's providing us with daily Mass.
To keep up with the latest information from the County, you can text COSD COVID19 to 468-311. The State of California has launched a hotline for seniors: 833-544-2374. City of San Diego Parks and Recreation has started a calling service to seniors. To register, please call 619-236-6905.
For Data: Johns Hopkins has a consolidated count for cases around the world. Here are projections for the United Sates from the University of Washington, which show peak dates and capacity of medical resources. A couple of mathematicians created this other model that using actual data, shows which countries are slowing down in new cases.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Carlos Medina, OSA