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Update for April 1, 2020

(UPDATE 4/3/2020: See below for Distribution of Palms.)

Due to the current mandated “Shelter in Place” order over the COVID-19 health concerns, the Parish Office is closed until further notice.
All public Masses have been suspended until further notice.
The Church Building will be closed to the public beginning April 4 at 5:00pm thru April 12.

THIS WEEK (April 1-3, 2020)
April 1, 2020
Rosary- 7pm
Zoom Meeting. Go to: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2163292659
Meeting ID: 216 329 2659

April 2, 2020
Chrism Mass- 7pm
Note: The Chrism Mass will be livestreamed through the Cathedral Facebook Page. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/ctlcathedral.org

April 3, 2020
Stations of the Cross- 7:00pm
St. Patrick Rodeo-Hercules Facebook LIVE (https://www.facebook.com/stpatrickchurchrodeo)
Go here http://stpatrickrodeo.org/WP_new/livestream/

The Church Building will be closed to the public beginning
April 4 at 5pm thru April 12.

All Holy Week Liturgies/Services will be Live-Streamed
on St. Patrick Rodeo-Hercules Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stpatrickchurchrodeo)
You can also click on Livestream on our website link above or
Go here http://stpatrickrodeo.org/WP_new/livestream/

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5pm; Palm Sunday/Vigil Mass
No Distribution of Palms. To be announced at a later date.

April 9, 2020, Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday Morning Prayer- 9am
Holy Thursday Mass- 7:30pm

April 10, 2020, Good Friday
Good Friday Morning Prayer- 9am
Seven Last Words of Jesus- 2pm
Good Friday Liturgy- 7:30pm

April 11, 2020, Easter Vigil
Easter Vigil- 7:30pm

April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday Mass- 10:00am

The Church will be OPEN for Confession Only:
Monday, April 6, 2020: 7pm-9pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020: 10am-11am and 3pm-4pm
Friday, April 10, 2020: 10am-11am
Saturday, April 11, 2020: 3pm-4pm

A Message from Our Pastor

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

Blessings to all, my prayers are with each of you for peace and safety during this time.

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, and as outlined by the local Bay Area officials, and the Diocese of Oakland, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rodeo/Hercules has put into effect the following actions: (Updated as of March 26, 2020)

  1. All Masses have been suspended
  2. For information on daily online Mass,  Click Here
  3. REVISED HOURS: The Church will be open as follows: Monday, 7:30am – 5PM, Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PMand Sunday, 8AM – 12noon for individual, private prayer and solace.  Proper hygiene and social distancing (6ft distance from each other) should be followed per Center for Disease Control
  4. Daily private Mass by Fr. Larry and Fr. Mike will continue, and all scheduled Mass Intentions will be prayed for. We are sorry that you cannot be present to hear the names/intention read aloud.
  5. UPDATE: Faith Formation, Youth Ministry and Confirmation classes have been cancelled until  May 1, or until further notice.
  6. Bible Study will continue on Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings, with proper hygiene and social distancing (6ft distance from each other) per Center for Disease Control.
  7. Parish and ministry meetings and events have been cancelled and/or postponed until after April 7 or until further notice.
  8. Updates will be provided to everyone via the parish bulletin, which can be picked up in the church vestibule and via  our church website
  9. UPDATE: St. Patrick School, Pre-school and Infant Care will remain closed until May 1, or until further notice
  10. UPDATE: In accordance with the “Shelter in Place’ mandate and the guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Oakland, the Parish Office is closed and will only operate to perform essential services.  Please call the office with any question or needs.  Phone calls will continue to remain open during normal business hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm

With Love, Peace and Hope,
Fr. Larry Young 
Pastor of St. Patrick Church


Youth Programs Cancelled

Dear Families,                                                                             
It was brought up to our attention that our surrounding school districts have decided to close schools for the next three weeks due to the concerns of the corona virus. With an abundance of caution and for the safety of our students, volunteers, staff, and our families, we have also decided to cancel the Youth Programs (Children Faith Formation, Edge Middle School, Youth Ministry, Confirmation, and Children Liturgy of the Word).  We will update you when we will resume all of our programs as soon as possible. Thank you for your time and your patience. Please continue to pray for all families and especially those who are directly affected by this virus. God Bless.

Sincerely in Christ,
St. Patrick Pastoral Staff

2020 Guidelines for Lent

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence. Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year until the beginning of the 60th year. Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have completed their 14th year of age. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare to share more fully and celebrate more readily his Resurrection. Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of abstinence (from meat) for all who have completed their 14th year. As always, anyone for whom fasting or abstinence would pose a health risk is excused. Lent is also a time to emphasize the Sacrament of Penance.

Life at St. Patrick Parish

St. Patrick Dinner Dance CANCELED

Parish Council – Would you like to use your gifts and talents and become a member of the St. Patrick Parish Council, if so fill out the discernment application found at the front of the church and let us know of your interest.

Confirmation – We have 38 confirmation Students who will be having an individual interview with their teacher Fr. Larry Young in the next three weeks, please pray for each of them as they prepare to receive this great Sacrament.

Blood Donation – Can you donate Blood? If so, please sign up for the blood drive on Saturday March 21 here at St. Patrick.

Bishop’s Appeal – Remember we all need to give to the Bishop’s Appeal for this year, we need of us to do our part. No matter how large or how small.

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