A D V E N T

Prepare the Way

with

Kindness


"St. Joseph, you who have always trusted God and have made your choices guided by his providence, teach us not to count so much on our own plans but on his plan of love. You who come from the peripheries, help us to convert our gaze and to prefer what the world discards and marginalizes. Comfort those who feel alone and support those who work silently to defend life and human dignity. Amen."
Pope Francis

PARISH ACTIVITIES

KINDLY FOLLOW THESE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Vaccinated or not, all must wear a mask while indoors, for anything in the church AND for all gatherings/meetings in the West Hall, Parish Center Rooms 1-8, Youth Center and Parish Office.
Also please follow directions on signs near church doors and inside the church regarding social distancing.

PARISH MINISTRIES & FORMATION
Click on Calendar on the top Menu Bar to see the schedule of times and places of ministries and formation that are gathering again. Please follow the COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS above.


A Prayer for Your Church

PRIVATE
PRAYER TIME
IN THE CHURCH

From 7 a.m.
through 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
the church is open
for private prayer time.


COME BRING ADVENT TO LIFE

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR PARISH

We continue to celebrate our parish's 50th Anniversary as we celebrate
Our Lady of Guadalupe
together on December 12th!

PRAYER

Eucharistic Adoration

7 Reasons to Go to Eucharistic Adoration - The Simple Catholic

December 3, 2021 First Friday - Mass at 7:30 a.m. followed by all day Adoration.
Holy Hour of Divine Mercy 7-8 p.m. followed by all night Adoration.
Benediciton and Reposing of the Blessed Sacrament just before Saturday morning Mass at 7:30 a.m.

 

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.


UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF
CATHOLIC BISHOPS
PRAYER TO OVERCOME RACISM

USCCB Logo

CLICK 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.
 

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.

FORMED - A GIFT TO ALL PARISHIONERS!

Our parish is offering you the gift of FORMED for free! 

Go to formed.org, type in Saint Peter Claver, Simi Valley and begin exploring your incredible Catholic faith this ADVENT through videos, books, daily reflections and more for all ages!

STAY UPDATED

DO WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

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!

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November 29th: First Sunday in Advent – Pleasant Valley United Methodist  Church

MASS & SACRAMENTS

Mass

WE'RE OPEN FOR ALL MASSES, WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO WEAR A MASK!

KINDLY FOLLOW THESE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Vaccinated or not, all must wear a mask while indoors, for anything in the church AND for all gatherings/meetings in the West Hall, Parish Center Rooms 1-8, Youth Center and Parish Office.
Also please follow directions on signs near church doors and inside the church regarding social distancing.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturdays:  3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Inside the Church

*During Advent: Mondays through
December 20th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*ADVENT PARISH PENANCE SERVICE: Thursday, December 9th 7:00 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. 

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.

Continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates.



Mass Dispensation Due to COVID-19
Has Been Lifted
 

As of June 19, 2021, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez lifted the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and all Catholics currently in the Archdiocese. Those who have serious and legitimate reasons (e.g., illness, underlying health conditions that renders them susceptible to illness, significant fears of becoming ill, etc.,) are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation.  

SECURE ONLINE GIVING

We are most grateful for your continued financial support. 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.

PUBLICATIONS


  • Sun, Nov 28th

  • Sun, Nov 21st

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.

A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM OUR POPE AND ARCHBISHOP

Watch this new video featuring Pope Francis and Archbishop Gomez, among others, on the subject of vaccines.  
The video is in Spanish but has English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBvwOTAhgKQ

Debe ver este nuevo video con el Papa Francisco y el Arzobispo Gomez, entre otros, sobre el tema de las vacunas. 
El video está en español pero tiene subtítulos en inglés.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBvwOTAhgKQ

SAINT OF THE DAY

Today, we remember, St. Leonard, Hermit

Leonard was born in Limoges, France, at the beginning of the 6th century. He joined with the Archbishop of Rheims in order to free captives taken prisoner in wars. He lived as a hermit, and built a monastery which is still a stop on the Cammino of Santiago.


DID YOU KNOW - UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE

Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips - The Vail Voice
Did You Know?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is often undetected. More than 400 people in the U.S. die every year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, and thousands more are hospitalized. When gas builds up in enclosed spaces, people or animals who breathe it in can be poisoned. Consider installing a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector, and have your furnace, water heater, and other gas or coal-burning appliances serviced regularly, along with your chimney. For more information, visit https://www.nsc.org/homesafety/safety-topics/other-poisons/carbon-monoxide.

¿Sabia Que?
El monóxido de carbono es un gas inodoro e incoloro que a menudo no se detecta. Más de 400 personas en los Estados Unidos mueren cada año por envenenamiento involuntario por monóxido de carbono y miles más son hospitalizadas. Cuando el gas se acumula en espacios cerrados, las personas o los animales que lo respiran pueden envenenarse. Considere la instalación de un detector de monóxido de carbono que funcione con baterías y haga revisar su horno, calentador de agua y otros aparatos que funcionen con gas o carbón con regularidad, junto con su chimenea. Para obtener más información, visite https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safetytopics/other-poisons/carbon-monoxide.

 

 

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1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


This Sunday is the 1st Sunday of Advent 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 will raise up for David a just shoot ; 
    he shall do what is right and just in the land."
Jeremiah 33: 14-16 

 

"May the Lord make you increase and abound in love
for one another and for all,
just as we have for you, 
so as to strengthen your hearts, 
to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father 
at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones.  Amen."
1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

 

"And then they will see the Son of Man 
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen, 
stand erect and raise your heads 
because your redemption is at hand."
Luke 21:25-28, 34-36


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

Your weekly offering to Saint Peter Claver supports
meeting the payroll of our Parish Staff, the ability to continue serving our community through
ministries of OutReach, Liturgy and Faith Formation and the
care of our beautiful church grounds.

Thank you for giving to your church!

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

THOUGHTS FROM FATHER RIZ

Message from Fr. Riz

Dear People of God,

We are in a very privileged time, it is Jubilee ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

My dear parishioners, Currently, the cases of people getting sick of covid-19 are increasing ... Read More »

Message from Fr. Riz

My dear parishioners, The following is the statement from the Congregation for Divine Worship ... Read More »

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

Ringing Out with Kind Words

I listen to a Christian radio station as I drive to and from work. ... Read More »

Welcome, Kindness & Accompaniment

An amazing story: In March of 2020 we were all told to stay home ... Read More »

The Truth

My heart has been heavy. A few weeks ago, from my apartment I heard ... Read More »

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 also) 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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