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.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE CANCELED DUE TO THE RISING NUMBERS OF COVID CASES:

All ministries and meetings scheduled in the Youth Center, East Hall Rooms, and West Hall until further notice effective January 14, 2022. 

Sacraments will continue following the COVID safety protocols listed above.

Please pray for the sick, for those who have died, and for an end to this surge.

 

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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.

Give Blood Today – You'll Feel Good About ItMark your calendars!
The Knights of
Columbus are sponsoring a
Blood Drive on

Sunday, February 20th here at St. Peter Claver Parish. 

PRAYER

Eucharistic Adoration

7 Reasons to Go to Eucharistic Adoration - The Simple CatholicFrom 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
the church is open
for Eucharistic Adoration or private prayer time.

Private Prayer 

A Prayer for Your Church

 

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

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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! 

Click here: formed.org, type in Saint Peter Claver, Simi Valley and begin exploring your incredible Catholic faith this CHRISTMAS SEASON through videos, books, daily reflections and more for all ages!

 

 

PARISH APP

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We have our 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.

STAY UPDATED

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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!

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR PARISH

We continue to celebrate our parish's 50th Anniversary
through prayer, reflection and action for life!

 

RECONCILIATION & 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

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

 

Saint Peter Claver Mass Schedule

Mass

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.

 

 

PARISH BULLETINS


  • Sun, Jan 23rd

  • Sun, Jan 16th

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

We remember, St Paul, the First Hermit

Very little is known about St Paul, who is recognized as the first Christian hermit. A nobleman from Egypt, he fled to the desert during the persecution of Decius. According to tradition, his cell is found on Mt Sinai. He died at a very old age, after more than 90 years of solitary life.  

 

DID YOU KNOW - TALK TO YOUR TEENAGERS ABOUT INSTAGRAM

Instagram Parents Info - 5 Things Parents MUST Know About Instagram

Did You Know?
Teens and social media have been in the news a lot over the past several months, as research shows how damaging social media sites can be for self-esteem, productivity, and overall wellbeing. Instagram has been called out, with research citing harm done by filters and by bullying in private messages. How can parents protect their children from the negative impacts such a popular and prevalent site cause? Experts recommend keeping open lines of communication with your teenagers, talking to them often about what they see and how they feel about it. Use age and activity limits or monitoring to keep tabs on how your teens are using Instagram and other social media sites. For more information, read the Associated Press’ “Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe,” at https://apnews.com/article/technology-social-media-instagram-parents-guided5124f7229bbd6a892d9ac487cc04f96. 

¿Sabia Que?
Platique con sus adolescentes sobre Instagram - Los adolescentes y las redes sociales han estado en las
noticias durante los últimos meses, ya que las investigaciones muestran cuán dañinos pueden ser los sitios de redes sociales para la autoestima, la productividad y el bienestar general. Instagram ha sido criticado, con investigaciones que citan el daño causado por los filtros y el acoso en los mensajes privados. ¿Cómo pueden los padres de familia proteger a sus hijos de los impactos negativos que causa un sitio tan popular y prevalente? Los expertos recomiendan mantener abiertas las líneas de comunicación con sus adolescentes, hablando con ellos a menudo sobre lo que ven y cómo se sienten al respecto. Use límites de edad y actividad o monitoreo para controlar cómo sus adolescentes usan Instagram y otros sitios de redes sociales. Para obtener más información, lea “Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe” (Instagram y adolescentes: cómo mantener seguros a sus hijos) de Associated Press en https://apnews.com/article/
technology-social-media-instagram-parents-guided5124f7229bbd6a892d9ac487cc04f96.

3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

It's the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time and the liturgical color is Green.
Decorate your altar at home 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.


“When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,
he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;
he did not carry it out.”
Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6,8-10

 

"I tell you, brothers and sisters, the time is running out.
From now on, let those having wives act as not having them,
those weeping as not weeping,
those rejoicing as not rejoicing,
those buying as not owning, 
those using the world as not using it fully.
For the world in its present form is passing away."
1 Corinthians 12:12-30

 

“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21


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

New Years' Message

Dear People of God, Happy and Blessed New Year to you all! On behalf ... Read More »

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 »

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

Knowing Him in Your Heart

Monday was a holiday and we were off from school and most of us ... Read More »

Expectations and Hope

Christmas and New Year Blessings!

Here we are in the first full week of ... Read More »

Be Blessings of the True Light

It was so great to see you Elementary Faith Formation Catechists and families yesterday! ... 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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