MARCH 5, 2021 MASS UPDATE

Mass

MASS & SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION UPDATE:
WE'VE REOPENED!

We are open for in-person weekday and weekend Masses.

PLEASE SEE SAINT PETER CLAVER MASS SCHEDULE AND RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE BELOW.
Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

Protocols are still as follows:
All must sign in
100 person limit

Must use hand sanitizer entering and exiting
Must keep socially distanced
Masks are a must

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

Saturdays:  3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saint Peter Claver Mass Schedule:

Saturdays:   5:00 p.m.
                     7:00 p.m. Spanish

Sundays:     8:00 a.m. +Live-streamed
                   10:00 a.m. 
                   12:00 p.m.

                     5:00 p.m.

Monday thru Saturday:  7:30 a.m. (also Live-streamed)

CLICK HERE to Live-stream Mass on our Facebook Page
CLICK HERE to find Mass on 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.


Mass Dispensation Due to COVID-19 


Archbishop Jose H. Gomez continues to dispense 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.  

UPDATE CHURCH ACTIVITIES DURING PURPLE TIER

KINDLY FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Must keep socially distant 
Masks are a must

24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration Continues

From 8 a.m. Monday morning through 9 p.m. Friday evening the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration behind the glass wall on the North side of the Parish West Hall. Bring your outdoor chairs and wear your mask as you come to spend time in private prayer with the Blessed Sacrament. Please remember to keep social distance. 

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!

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.

SAINT OF THE DAY

On March 5, we remember, St. Lucius I, Pope

Pope St Lucius was sent into exile shortly after his election in 253. After his return to Rome, he opposed the rigorism of the Novatians, who refused absolution to Christians who had lapsed during persecutions. St Lucius allowed them to return to the Church after a suitable penance.  


 

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.

FORMED - A GIFT TO ALL PARISHIONERS!

Saint Peter Claver parish is offering you this amazing gift! Be sure to go on-line and register for FORMED today, for free. Begin growing in faith through movies, books, talks and more, for all ages.

May you be blessed as you continue to grow in faith through this gift to you!

UNIVERSITY SERIES 2021

Univ Series

PUBLICATIONS


  • Sun, Mar 7th

  • Sun, Feb 28th

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.

PRAYER

Chalice and Host

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.


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.

 

 

31 Jail ideas | prison ministry, jail, prisonA Daily Prayer for Justice and Mercy
Jesus, united with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
give us your compassion
for those in prison.
Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory.
Soften the hard
of heart, the captives of anger.
Free
the innocent; parole the trustworthy.
Awaken the repentence that restores hope.
May prisoners' families
persevere in their love.
Jesus, heal the victims of crime. 
They live with the scars.
Lift to eternal
peace those who die.
Grant victims'
families the forgiveness that heals.
Give wisdom to lawmakers and to those who judge.
Instill prudence
and patience in those who guard.
Make those in prison ministry bearers of your light, for all of us are in need of your mercy!
Amen

"I was...in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25:36

ST. PETER CLAVER, PRAY FOR US!

Saint Peter Claver, Pray for Us.

Saint Peter Claver, Slave of the SlavesOh 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.

LENT AT YOUR PARISH AND IN YOUR DOMESTIC CHURCH JOURNEY

EN ESPAÑOL AQUI

Scroll up to see our RECONCILIATION AND MASS SCHEDULES.

Join us in praying the STATIONS OF THE CROSS during Lent on Fridays at 6 p.m. at our outdoor Stations of the Cross located on the West Lawn.
If weather does not permit praying the Stations of the Cross outdoors, CLICK HERE to pray them virtually on the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) site.

 

Image result for lent in our catholic homeSaint Peter Claver parish invites you to our
Lent In Your Domestic Church Journey!

 The Holy Spirit has led us to grow in faith in the  Domestic Church of our home more than ever this  past year due to COVID-19.
Let’s continue to follow  the Holy Spirit’s lead these 40 days of Lent,
drawing closer to the mercy of Jesus.

Come here on our website weekly to find guides, activities, and descriptions of the following:  

  • Creating a prayer space in your Domestic Church for Lent.
  • Participating in bringing the Corporal Works of Mercy to life.
  • Keeping the three disciplines of Lent, FASTING, PRAYER and ALMS GIVING through practical ideas.
  • Walking with Jesus through the Stations of the Cross Fridays at 6 p.m.

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                        THIRD WEEK OF LENT ~                         
                        SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021

                   CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE

                      Corporal Work of Mercy ~
                          Visit The Imprisoned


Create a Lenten Prayer Space in Your Domestic Church, Your Home
~
Add a penny to your prayer space this week where you have already placed purple fabric or purple paper, a succulent or little cactus plant, and a candle. In today's Gospel reading Jesus turned over the tables of money changers selling things in the Temple, spilling coins. He was angry at the lack of respect for His Father's house. Jesus also talks about the upcoming destruction of the Temple of His own body, which will raise in three days. Any given day you will see a penny lying on the ground, and most don't stop to pick them up when they see them...they're just a penny, not valued. Let the penny in your Lenten prayer space remind you of people we as a society may have little value for, like those in prison. Through the Corporal Works of Mercy God calls us to remember the dignity of every human being, and to respect all because all are created in His image.  

This Week's Corporal Work of Mercy ~ Visit the Imprisoned....who are the imprisoned in your home, family and community? Those suffering depression or other mental illnesses can feel imprisoned. Elderly people can feel imprisoned within bodies that are wearing down. We all have been imprisoned by the stresses of COVID-19. Sincerely ask each other in your homes how you are doing, taking the time to really listen to each other. Scroll up to find and pray the Prayer for Justice and Mercy in your Domestic Church each day this week.


Mentoring for Youth who Have Been Arrested or Incarcerated
ADULTS AND KIDS, WRITE A NOTE TO 250
YOUTH INCARCERATED IN VENTURA COUNTY FOR EASTER!


You received a large, blank index card in your Lent in Your Domestic Church Journey packet.
Write a note of encouragement and Easter blessings to a youth who is incarcerated, bringing Christ's mercy to them.


Please follow these strict guidelines in writing notes: 
Make your message general for a male or female.
Include a favorite quote, Scripture verse or poem.
Decorate it with art using crayons or markers.
Please do not:
Use stickers, glue or glitter.
Put your large index-card note in an envelope.
Sign your full name. Only sign your note with your first name.

Bring your notes to incarcerated youth to Mass with you next weekend and place them in the baskets around the Baptismal Font in the church. You can also drop them off in the bin outside the Faith Formation Office.
We can't bring Christ's mercy to the icarcerated without your help!

CLICK HERE to meet another family you can help through your CRS Rice Bowl. (Contact the Faith Formation Office if you would like a CRS Rice Bowl.)  

Fasting ~ As we fast from meat on Fridays in honor of Jesus dying on Good Friday, from treats so we can care for others through putting the money in our CRS Rice Bowl, let's focus this week on fasting from being judgemental of others. Being judgemental brings no value to those we judge or to ourselves. 

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By doing the Corporal Works of Mercy
we can bear fruit from righteous anger
and bring dignity to poor and vulnerable
peoples.


Please use your large index card to
meet the goal of providing 250 notes to
youth who are incarcerated for Easter!
Contact the Faith Formation Office
if you need a large index card.


 

3RD SUNDAY OF LENT



This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of Lent and the liturgical color is purple.
Decorate your altar at home with a purple 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.

“I, the LORD am your God, 
who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.
You shall not have other gods besides me.
Exodus 20:1-17

Brothers and sisters:
Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 
but we proclaim Christ crucified, 
a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 
but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, 
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, 
and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
1 Corinthians 1:22-25

“Take these out of here, 
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, 
Zeal for your house will consume me.
At this the Jews answered and said to him,
“What sign can you show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered and said to them, 
“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
John 2:13-25




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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! 

 

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MASS AND RECONCILIATION TIMES

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS: 5:00pm and 7pm (Spanish) - In the Church
SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00 Noon and 5:00pm (Live-streamed at 8:00am) - In the Church
DAILY MASS: 7:30am (live-streamed) Monday thru Saturday

CONFESSIONS: 3:00 to 4:30pm Saturday on the Plaza

OFFICE HOURS

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

Faith Formation:
Please call (805) 526-0680 or
Email [email protected]

Youth Ministry:
Please call (805) 526-7975
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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