On March 17 Bishop Jaime Soto issued a decree suspending the public celebration of Sunday and weekday Masses for 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.
You will find the Bishop’s Decree here: https://www.scd.org/news/march-17-2020-pastoral-message-and-decree-bishop-jaime-soto
Bishop Soto has asked that parish churches remain open during regular hours, especially on Sundays, for those wishing to offer private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. St. Francis Church will be open from 9:00-11:30am and 1:00-3:00pm weekdays and 11:30am-3pm on Sundays for private prayer. Entrance to the church is by the side door in the breezeway. Please check this page for updates.
Individual confession will be offered by appointment only.
Please call Fr. Des directly at (916) 443-8084 (ext 115).
All parish meetings, St. Francis School classes, and parish Faith Formation programs remain cancelled until further notice. And the Parish Office is closed to the public for the time being.
Please continue to check our website as we will be posting new information as it becomes available.
The complete diocesan statement of precautions and other information can be found here: https://www.scd.org/coronavirus
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Bishop Soto reminds us all to properly Keep Holy the Lord’s Day.
During this Season of Lent, let us continue to pursue personal spiritual renewal and conversion. These resources can help us do that.
Prayer and Reflection resources from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops available here:
We offer these additional resources which offer a faith-based perspective:
Since we are not able to pray the Stations of the Cross as a community for the remainder of the Season of Lent, we offer this resource courtesy of Catholic Relief Services. These Stations of the Cross are available in written form or as a video using this link:
(New!) In the lead up to Holy Week, this Stations of the Cross resource, developed by the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, provides a reflection on the US Bishops’ pastoral letter on racism, “Open Wide our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love”.
Since we will be missing our annual Lenten Retreat, we offer this resource of several free Online Retreats available from Good Ground Press. Access them with this link:
The Give Us This Day monthly publication has generously made its digital version available. It contains morning prayer, evening prayer, and the daily Mass readings with reflections for each day of the month. You can access it with this link:
LIVE STREAMING MASS
A private Mass will be live streamed from St. Francis on Sunday at 9:30am.
It can be accessed by using this link: https://www.facebook.com/SFAPSacramento
Sunday Mass, 03/29/20 - Song Sheet/Bulletin
Sunday Mass, 03/22/20 -
To help us “Keep Holy the Lord’s Day”, a number of churches offer Masses live streamed.
Here are some links to those churches:
The Diocese of Sacramento Live Streaming list of churches:
Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, Los Angeles: https://lacatholics.org/emergency/
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC: https://www.nationalshrine.org/mass/
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City: https://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/live
Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy 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.
Loving God, grant that your healing grace may flow to all those who are suffering or ill, and that your strength and love may be with all those close to these brothers and sisters, for those who are providing care for them, and for all those who offer prayer on their behalf.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.