The Diocese of Orange has issued the following statement:
“Per the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) new guidelines, fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask for Mass. However, those who are not fully vaccinated, including children, are still asked to wear a mask to ensure the health of all our parishioners.”.
Fully vaccinated means they have had both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for at least two weeks.
Orange County is still in the Orange Tier and indoor occupancy is still restricted at 50%.
Also, if you are not fully vaccinated, please keep the following in mind:
Masks and 3 feet of social distancing required—keep at least one chair open between family groups
Please do not sit directly in front or behind someone—try to stagger your seating
Patio available for overflow—bring your own chair
For those who aren’t ready to come back in person, most Masses will continue to be livestreamed
Individual prayer is available only in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Please refer to our social media often for updates.
Our Bishop’s dispensation still applies. If you are over 65, or if you have an underlying health condition, or if you are truly afraid of catching the virus, you are not obligated, but you are always welcome to attend Mass in person. If you think you are sick, especially if you think you may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please join us via livestream.
Please know that we have all possible safety measures in place and look forward to seeing you all back at St. Thomas More.
We ask for your cooperation and patience as we navigate the directives in response to the pandemic. Even during these challenging times, we continue to worship our Lord as a faith-filled community.
Laudato Si’ Week 2021, to be held May 16 to 24, will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion.
Join Catholics around the world in prayer to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week, reflect on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, and prepare for the future with hope.
La Semana Laudato Si’ 2021, tendrá lugar del 16 al 24 de mayo, y será la coronación de Año Especial Laudato Si’, y la celebración de los grandes progresos, que toda la Iglesia ha hecho, en el camino hacia la conversión ecológica.
Únete en oración con católicos de todo el mundo para celebrar la Semana Laudato Si’, y reflexionar sobre lo que la pandemia del COVID-19 nos ha enseñado y preparar el futuro con esperanza.
People who have lost a loved one to homicide often live in isolation and overwhelming grief. The immensity of such emotional suffering can seem unbearable, leaving them feeling alone or abandoned, including within our church. The Office of Restorative Justice seeks to help heal the relational harm caused by crime and violence that includes providing caring support for those suffering such a tragic loss.
If you are suffering the loss of a loved one due to homicide, the Office of Restorative Justice invites you to a monthly healing circle support group in a safe and caring environment. gatherings are temporarily virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic until we are allowed to resume meeting again in person.
For more information, contact Office of Restorative Justice Director Fred LaPuzza at (714) 282-4261 or via email. You can also contact Anne Buchanan at (714) 393-4389 or by emailing her.
The department is offering free U.S. immigration services and consultations for a variety of needs, including citizenship applications, green cards, petitions for alien relatives and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals.
This ministry provides emotional, spiritual, and sacramental support to women who have had an abortion, significant others who were part of the decision to abort, as well as professionals who may have assisted in this procedure. All conversations are held in the strictest confidence. To speak with a companion minister who has been specifically trained in this very sensitive area of ministry, please call 1-800-722-4356.
Whether your abortion was a few days ago or several years ago, our companion ministers are here for you. There is no cost for this service. It is our gift to you, as church, because we care about you. Call us at our toll free number today at 1-800-722-4356. All calls are confidential.
If you are hurting from this act; if you are experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, isolation, remorse or despair, please call us today. A specially trained Hope & Healing After Abortion Companion Minister can provide you with emotional support and directed conversations to help you in your healing process. Call us at 1-800-722-4356. We are here for you
Feeling down? Do you have a need for prayer? Maybe a desire for a spiritual guide at this time? Or maybe you just want to pray with someone?
We can help! Call our Spiritual Guidance and Prayer Helpline to talk to and pray with a religious, priest, deacon or other lay spiritual guides. The helpline is a free service available across the Diocese of Orange.
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