Effective June 12, 2021, Bishop Kevin Vann is discontinuing the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass with the following exceptions:
Those who are currently ill
Those have a fever or exhibit flu-like symptoms
Those who have good reason to think they might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness – such as COVID or influenza.
In those cases where a person may not be dispensed or excused from the obligation to attend Mass in one of the above categories but may have a significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass should speak to Fr. Eugene who may grant a dispensation in individual cases.
Keep in mind that those who are dispensed or excused from the obligation to attend Mass must still fulfill the divine command to keep holy the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to do so by participating in a livestream broadcast of the Sunday Mass, spending time in prayer, reading the Bible, praying the Rosary, and/or meditating on the Lord’s passion, death & resurrection.
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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