My Jesus, 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. AMEN.
GREETING FOR THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME . 1 - 2 AUG 20
Thank you to all of you who got up a little earlier this morning to attend Mass. Since our Bishops have given permission to our priests to celebrate Mass outside, this is the best time frame for those of us in the desert.
Please remember that even though things are even more different, we still want to maintain a respectful silence and be conscious of those trying to pray quietly before Mass. This weekend we celebrate The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time with our celebrant Fr. Eliseus. This is also the first full weekend of August and Father will be blessing those of us who have Birthdays and Anniversaries during this month. Since we cannot congregate in the center aisle for the blessing, we will just stand at our seat. Although this is a different setting than we would have ever expected, we praise God that we can be here worshiping together. You are still welcome to use the Laudate App on your phone to follow along with the Mass and remember that we have the link for the Laudate App on our website. You can still get a Missal from the office, but you must put your name on it and take it back home with you if you bring it to Mass.
The directives from our Bishops are still the same as inside the Church. Our masks must be worn throughout the Mass. There will not be an Entrance or Recessional Procession. There will not be a Sign of Peace and we will not have any music. We also cannot , at this time, remain for private devotions after Mass.
If you must leave to use the restroom during Mass, there are signs posted in the restroom for proper sanitization as you leave. Please do not let your children go to the restroom alone. Children 16 yrs. old and younger must be accompanied by an adult in order to sanitize properly as you leave.
When it is time for Holy Communion, remember that we must receive in the hand only and please remember to use your had sanitizer before you leave your seat. The Ushers will direct you, one side at a time, as they did inside the Church. You should keep your mask on until you get to Father and remove it in order to place the Sacred Host in your mouth, then replace your mask and move aside to return to your seat. The Ushers will dismiss us at the end of Mass as they did inside the Church.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
We are so grateful to our Bishops for making it possible for us to be able to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy together outside.
Our website continues to have updates from the Diocese, so please remember to keep checking it often. The information about previous closures that we've had and the current information about Outdoor Masses has been on our website and we will continue to have any current changes. So, please remember to check it regularly. You may have noticed that we have not been receiving our Catholic Newspaper, the Byte. However, you can go directly to their website at www.icbyte.org. The link is also on the our website.
Remember that the office is on Summer Hours, which are 8 - 2 Monday through Friday.
If you know of anyone who is in need of food, please have them contact Astrid Johnson at 760-357-6144 for assistance.
Since we are celebrating & Live Streaming one Mass a weekend, please don't forget your weekly donation. You can put your donation into the locked mailbox on the wall near the door of the office, or you can mail it in or you can use the Online Giving button on our website.
Faith Formation will not begin in September this year. It has been recommended by the Bishop that we start at a later date. Tentatively, we are looking at Sunday, October 4th as our Start Date. We also will not be starting registration at this time. We will have more details available as we get closer to the October 4th date.
As you heard in the Prayer Intentions, Fr. Juan Is in need of prayer. On Friday, doctors discovered a Blood Clot in his lung. Please keep him in your prayers.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 1 - 2 AUG 20
1. For the safety of our service men & women abroad, for civil servants who protect us and keep us safe and for all who live with war and violence.
2. For the Repose of the Souls of: Robert Sr. & Ann Boman, SgtMaj Johann & Linda Kirshchinger, Joan Miller and Fr. Michael McNally.
2. For the conversion of the Miller Family.
3. We Pray for healing for Mary Nishioka and for Frances Dehner, Shawn Collard & Fr. Juan Romero.
4. We Pray for Birthday Blessings for Bev Collard.
GIVING TO YOUR CHURCH
Weekly Offerings can be dropped off at the church office and placed in the locked black box next to the office door. You can also mail your donations in to the office. ONLINE GIVING is also available for your convenience. ONLINE GIVING gives you the opportunity to donate to other funds such as DDF, Maintenance, Education, Special collections and also weekly intentions. Just click on the ONLINE GIVING LINK BELOW.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
A BIG THANK YOU to Mr. McBride for providing brand new chairs and cold water for our outdoor Mass and cleaning the patio. Thank you George Collard, George Hall, Bob Bowman, Butch Jeresek and their maintenance crew for putting tents and awnings up and keeping our church working well and looking great. Thank you to all our Ushers for all you do to keep our church open for Mass and enforcing Diocesan guidelines. Thank you Bud and Betty Garrett for the awnings you provided years ago that are really coming in handy for our outdoor Mass. Thank you to our Staff and Liturgy team and our Task Force team for working together to keep our little church open. Thank you Lois and Jerry Phipps and her crew for keeping our Thift Shop open and providing assistance to the homeless and desparately needed income for our church. And last but not least, Thank You Fr. Uju for being our devoted leader and spiritual director.
NEED SCRIP! We still have scrip available to sell at the office on Monday mornings. You can also click on the SCRIP button above and set up an account to have scrip mailed directly to your home.
OUR BLESSED MOTHER, Please pray for us that this pandemic ends quickly so we may be able to go back and pray together in God's House.
SPECIAL PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTY
Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States of America, Intercede for our country. We ask that you take us all under your mantle, and with your powerful intercession, help us "form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for a common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." Amen.
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Blessed Sacrament Church.
You can go to EWTN on your TV local listings to watch Mass. Here are the listings, Direct TV channel 370, Dish TV channel 261, Spectrum channel 460. The Diocese is also live streaming MASS.
Fr. Michael R McNally, a former Pastor, passed away on 4 July 2020 at age 91. More information on the links below.
Fr. Eliseus Uju
Rev. Michael R McNally.
Founded in 1940, Blessed Sacrament is a community concentrated on revitalizing the parish with special concern for its children and youth and renewal in liturgical study learned.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
Administrator: Rev. Eliseus Uju
AS OF 13 JULY 2020, ALL INDOOR PUBLIC MASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. On Monday afternoon, 13 July, Governor Newsom gave an executive order to return to the "shelter-in-place" for 29 counties in the State of California. Closures include all places of worship and our Parish Office. We are returning to the same protocol as it was in March when this all began. Then on 15 July, 2020 Bishop Barnes gave permission to have an OUTDOOR MASS. After sitting down and going through the guidelines given by the Diocese, we will have only one outdoor Mass on the church patio, at 7:00 am, starting Sunday the 26th of July 2020. We will also have outdoor Confessions on Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30. Just come to the church patio and wait your turn. Live stream Mass will continue but it will now be at 7:00 am every Sunday. The LIVE STREAM Blue link is to the right. You can watch the live stream later that day on Facebook in case you missed the 7:00 am viewing. Coverings around the patio will be put in place as needed for Sunday Mass starting at 7:00 am. Weekly Sunday Mass at 7:00 am will continue weekly on the patio until further notice. No inside devotions are allowed in the church at this time. Please wear your mask and bring your personal hand sanitizer. Enter through the main double gate and follow the ushers directions, they will seat you. Thank you for your understanding.
This is a letter from Bishop Barnes and Bishop Rojas, Please read their message on the effects of Covid 19 in our Church Community.
LIVE STREAMING MASS - SUNDAYS @ 7:00 AM
Beautiful new lighting installed 2017.