AUGUST 7, 2020 MASS UPDATE

Mass is celebrated on the plaza each weekend. Bring your lawn chairs and please join us on
Saturday at 7:00 p.m. for Mass celebrated in Spanish and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for Mass celebrated in English. No reservation is necessary, but we still ask everyone to sign-in. Face masks are required. Social distancing will be maintained.

We will continue to live-stream the Mass at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Daily private Mass will be live-streamed only, Monday thru Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE to Live-stream Mass on our Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to find our Mass on the Saint Peter Claver Knights of Columbus YouTube channel.

UPDATE IN THE STEPS OF OPENING OUR CHURCH

Sacrament of Reconciliation Will Continue
Drive Thru Reconciliation

 Every Saturday from 2-4 p.m.

 Drive-thru confessions only in the parking lot

 Please enter from Cochran Street only and follow cones

 

In Person Mass & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Suspended 
Our Church, St. Peter Claver

As of July 14, 2020, the church is no longer open for Daily Mass at 9 a.m. or for private prayer time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until further notice.

Let's work together in following the safety protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Wash your hands frequently. Wear a mask when you need to go out. Social distance when you are out.
In working together we can make it possible for our church doors to open again.

Let's keep praying from the Domestic Church of our homes for those who are sick, for those who have died and that this pandemic will end.

UPDATE US ON YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic things can change from day to day. We'd like to keep you updated as much as possible. Let us know what your current email address is by calling the Parish Office at (805) 526-6499 or by clicking on CONTACT US at the top of this Website in the Menu Bar. The Parish Bulletin can be automatically emailed to you each week!

 

SECURE ONLINE GIVING

We would be most grateful for your continued financial support. Our collections have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we need your help. Please consider donating online with St. Peter Claver’s online giving system, WeShare.  Donate today using your debit, credit card, checking or savings account. With WeShare you can make a one-time or recurring donation to a Collection of your choice.  

Click here to safely donate with WeShare

NEW PARISH APP

We have our New Parish App available for you to download! 

Click the image below 



NOTE: If you have the Old App - please delete as it has been replaced by this new one, and it no longer works.

PUBLICATIONS


  • Sun, Aug 16th

  • Sun, Aug 9th

MASS SCHEDULE

Saint Peter Claver Mass Schedule:

Saturday's:  7:00 p.m. (Spanish - Plaza)
Sunday's:  7:30 a.m. (English - Plaza)
                  7:30 a.m. (English Live-Stream
                  7:00 p.m. (English - Plaza)
Monday thru Saturday:  7:30 a.m. (English Live-Stream)

CLICK HERE to Live-stream Mass on our Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to find Mass on the Saint Peter Claver Knights of Columbus YouTube Channel


Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels Masses
7 a.m. (Spanish) and 10 a.m. (English) Click here to Live-stream on the LA Archdiocese website or
7 a.m. (Spanish) TV broadcast on Univision, Channel 46 and
10 a.m. (English) TV broadcast on KCOP, Channel 13.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion — St. Alphonsus Liguori
My Jesus, I believe You are really here in the Blessed Sacrament.

I love You more than anything in the world,
and I hunger to receive You.
But since I cannot receive Communion at this moment,
feed my soul at least spiritually.              
I unite myself to You now as I do when I actually receive You.
Amen.

Chalice and Host


Mass Dispensation 

Archbishop Gomez

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez dispenses all the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and all Catholics currently in the Archdiocese from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass until further notice. If you are 65 years or older or have underlying health issues, it is recommended that you continue to safely live-stream Mass safely from your home.  

PRAYER IN THE TIME OF THE CORONA VIRUS

Prayer in the Time of the Corona Virus – Archbishop Gomez

Our Lady of GuadalupeHoly Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas, we fly to you today as your beloved children.

We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know
the love of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

PRAYER

 

Praying the RosaryTHE ROSARY
Join in praying the Rosary with your
St. Peter Claver family on Wednesday's at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom!

CLICK HERE  to get on Zoom, then click Join a Meeting.
Meeting ID:  827 4041 5891 

 

 

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS PRAYER TO OVERCOME RACISM

USCCB LogoCLICK HERE to access the
Prayer to Overcome Racism
in English and in Spanish.

Let's pray it daily as we strive to be the change we want to see.

 

 

Saint Peter Claver, Pray for Us.

Saint Peter Claver, Slave of the Slaves
Oh God, who made Saint Peter Claver a slave of slaves and strengthened him with wonderful charity and patience as he came to their help, grant, through his intercession, that, seeking the things of Jesus Christ, we may love our neighbor in deeds and in truth. 

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Ordinary Time

This weekend is the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Liturgical color is green.
Decorate your at home altar with a green cloth, a candle, a Bible and a cross.
As you live-stream or watch a broadcast of Mass raise your voices in joyful praise and receive Jesus in Spiritual Communion.

 

Then the Lord said to him, Go outside and stand on the mountain before the Lord; the Lord will be passing by.
1Kings 19
:11

Brothers and sisters:  I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie; my conscience joins with the Holy Spirit in bearing me witness...
Romans 9:1


During the fourth watch of the night, He came toward them walking on the sea.
Matthew 14:25

Matthew 14:25
Jesus, may we see You walking towards us during these turbulent times.
May we hear You tell us to not be afraid.
As Your disciples may we come and courageously step out towards You together.
Lord, keep our focus on You through prayer, in our daily tasks and in caring for those around us.

 

CLICK HERE  to access Faith at Home and strengthen  your faith and grow closer to Jesus through activities at home!

Haga CLICK AQUI para tener acceso a Fe en la Casa en Espanol y fortalecer su fe y crecer mas cerca a Jesus en su hogar! 

 

Your Church Relies on You

Fr. Riz has let us know that we are currently $350,000 under and that he has to make difficult decisions.
Our church is suffering during this pandemic.

Your weekly offering to Saint Peter Claver supports
meeting the payroll of our parish staff and the
care of our beautiful church grounds.

Please scroll to the top of the Home Page to make your online donation.

Thank you for giving to your church!

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES

Eight Men Were Ordained to the Priesthood
at the
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Eight Men Ordained to the Priesthood

Archbishop Gomez ordained the "Pandemic Class of 2020" outside on the plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

CLICK HERE to meet the new priests and to find the video of the ordination. If you have never seen an ordination to the priesthood watch the video from the front row seat of your home. Congratulations to our new priests! 

August 8, 2020 Ordination to the Priesthood  

Let us pray for these newly ordained priests, that the Holy Spirit fills them as they begin their holy ministry in shepherding God's people.                                  

THOUGHTS FROM FATHER RIZ

Pastor's Corner

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Where is God in this? THOUGHTS FROM YOUR DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION

It's Time to Let God Out of the Box

I think we have put God in a box.  

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MASS AND RECONCILIATION TIMES

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS: 7:00 p.m. (Spanish - Plaza)
SUNDAY MASSES: 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (English - Plaza)
Live-streamed at 7:30 a.m.
DAILY PRIVATE MASS: Live-streamed at 7:30 a.m. Monday thru Saturday.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Drive-thru Confessions in the Parking Lot

OFFICE HOURS

Rectory:
Please call (805) 526-6499 or
Email [email protected]

Faith Formation:
Please call (805) 526-0660 or
Email [email protected]

Youth Ministry:
Closed until Further notice.
Please email [email protected]

SAINT PETER CLAVER STAFF

WELCOME

  • St. Peter Claver SJ (1580-1654)
  • Fr. Riz J. Carranza, Pastor
  • Fr. Louis Sung, Associate Pastor
  • The facade
  • The altar
  • St. Peter Claver tapestry in our vestibule
  • Deacon Brian and wife Sherry Clements
  • Deacon Melecio Zamora
  • Office Staff (L-R) Fr. Adrian, Debbie, Maggie, Teresa, Fr. Riz
  • Christmas 2016
  • St. Peter Claver shrine
  • Our Lady of Fatima visits SPC, September 20-24, 2017
  • Our parishioners venerating Our Lady of Fatima, September 24, 2017
  • Christmas Eve 2017. St. Nicholas kneels before the Child Jesus
  • holy oils
  • Guadalupe Fiesta 12/12/2016
  • St. Peter Claver Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Confirmation 2016 with our regional bishop, His Excellency Robert Barron
  • Our seminarian in his first year (2016) at the Juan Diego House

Our Church

We, the parish family of Saint Peter Claver, are a Catholic faith community within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Universal Church. Firm in the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and inspired by the example of our patron, we proclaim the kingdom of God to embrace everyone in love without discrimination of any kind. We are devoted to worship, to witness, and joyful service in the Spirit.

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