WELCOME TO SAINT PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH WEBSITE

Whether this is your first time or you've visited our website many times, welcome!

Mass Registration

Our church is open for public Masses once again! Reservations are required because we are limited to 100 people in the church. Please note that there are some additional guidelines for the safety and health of our parish family.

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New Parish App

We have our New Parish App available for you to download 

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NOTE: If you have the Old App - please delete as it has been replaced by this new one, and it no longer works.

Secure Online Giving

We would be most grateful for your continued financial support to ensure our collections are not significantly affected. 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.  
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STEPS OF OPENING OUR CHURCH

Sacrament of Reconciliation 
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, flags and signage

 

 

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

Fr. Riz Carranza

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FR. RIZ.


The church is open for Daily Mass at 9 a.m. followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacarament until 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Up to 100 people can be in the church at a time, including clergy and staff. Masks must be worn at all times along with other safety protocols.

Below is a letter that has been mailed out to parishioners from Fr. Riz with all the details of how St. Peter Claver will be opening in stages. You will see dates, times and safety guidelines.

You will also see Fr. Riz's call for volunteers to help make it all happen.Call for Volunteers We Can't Do It Without You

Please read through his letter and consider volunteering.


June 2020 Letter from Fr. Riz 

Fr. Riz's June Letter About Reopening the Church in SpanishWe are entering a new normal as we re-enter our church.

Please CLICK HERE  then scroll down to watch a video from the Archdiocese to help you prepare for coming back to church for prayer time and Mass.

Let's keep praying from the Domestic Church of our homes that this transition into a new normal at our parish of St. Peter Claver is led by the Holy Spirit. 

PRAYER

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Blessed Sacrament

Beginning Monday, June 15th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the church for private prayer time.

Staff will be present to help you follow safety guidelines.
In order to help ensure the safety of all, this is only for private prayer time, not for group prayer time.

 

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.

 

MASS SCHEDULE

Saint Peter Claver Mass Schedule:

In person with reservation. (See link at top of Home Page.)
Saturday Vigil Mass:  5 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; Noon; 5:00 p.m.

Live-Stream Masses
Saturday's:  5 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday's:  8 a.m. (English) 
Weekday's:  9 a.m. (English)

CLICK HERE to Live-stream Mass on our Facebook Page


Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels Masses
7 a.m. (Spanish) and 10 a.m. (English) Click here to Livestream 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.  

MISSIONS OF MERCY 2020

Missions of MercyThank you to all who answered the call to do Missions of Mercy from home this year!

About 100 no-sew blankets were made and dropped off for My Stuff Bag. They will be part of a small duffel bag of care given to children who are removed from their home suddenly to get them to a safe place. The blankets you made will feel like a hug!

About 50 face masks were made and dropped off to help those who are unable to go out and purchase one. 

During this year's annual June month of mercy at St. Peter Claver you made a difference from home, thank you!

No-Sew Blankets for My Stuff Bag                                   Colorful Face Masks

Prayer in the Time of the Corona Virus

Prayer in the Time of the Corona Virus – Archbishop Gomez
Holy 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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Publications


  • Sun, Jul 12th

  • Sun, Jul 5th

INDEPENDENCE DAY BLESSING

Freedom is an Opportunity
God, source of all freedom
this day is bright with the memory
of those who declared that life and liberty
are Your gift to every human being.
Help us to continue a good work begun long ago.
Make our vision clear and our will strong:
that only in human solidarity will we find liberty,
and justice only in the honor that belongs
to every life on earth.
Turn our hearts toward the family of nations:
to understand the ways of others, 
to offer friendship,
and to find safety only in the common good of all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
(Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers)

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Ordinary Time

This weekend is the Fourteenth 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.

 

His dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Zachariah
9:10

Brothers and sisters:  You are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Romans 8:9


"Come to Me, all you who are labored and are burdened, and I will give you rest." 
Matthew 11:28

Matthew 11:28



Lord, help us to not focus on what we want, but on what You want.
During this COVID-19 pandemic help us to think of the Common Good
rather than what is easy and comfortable for ourselves. And help us to turn to You for comfort and rest. Amen.  


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! 


 

Giving

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!

Thoughts from Fr. Riz

Pastor's Corner

My Dear Parishioners,

We give thanks to God for His blessings upon us on ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

My Dear Parishioners,

It was a real joy to see so many of our ... Read More »

Pastor's Corner

My Dear Parishioners,

This weekend of June 20 and 21, we will be reopening ... Read More »

Where is God in this? Thoughts from Director of Faith Formation

How Does a Blind Person See an Elephant?

Have you ever thought about how a blind person sees an elephant? In one ... Read More »

I Am Looking for Something

On March 16th schools were closed, all public places were closed and I was ... Read More »

I Hit The Wall

I buzzed my hair off. I allowed candy back into my home - chocolates ... Read More »

Mass and Confession Times

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS: 5 p.m. (Spanish)
SUNDAY MASSES: 8 a.m.; 10 a.m.; Noon; 5 p.m.

DAILY MASS: 9:00 a.m. Monday to Friday
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

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]

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.

Daily Mass with Bishop Barron

In an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, we invite you to join daily Mass from Bishop Barron's chapel celebrated by Bishop Barron or by Fr. Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire.

Daily Mass with Word on Fire

Weekly Reflections

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