COVID-19 Updates

On Monday, March 16, 2020, Bishop Burbidge announced the suspension of all public Masses beginning March 17th, until further notice.  The press release can be found here.

Bishop Burbidge has asked pastors to keep churches open to the public, so that those who choose to pray, are welcome to do so in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord.  That being said, Queen of Apostles will continue to remain open from 8 am to 9 pm. However, in order to comply with social distancing, we need to avoid groupings of more than 10.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

MASS, DEVOTIONS, AND CONFESSIONS SCHEDULE
Visit the Queen of Apostles Facebook Page for the following live videos:

In English
9:00am – Daily and Sunday Mass
12:00pm – Regina Caeli (M-Sat.)
3:00pm – Divine Mercy (M-F)
5:00pm – Rosary (M-Sat.)

In Spanish
Unidos en la oración. Conéctate al Facebook de la parroquia para los siguientes vídeos en vivo:

12:00pm – Misa dominical
6:00pm – Rosario (lunes-domingo)
7:00pm – Misa diaria (lunes-sábado)

Confession Schedule (outdoors):
Mon-Sat: 6:30-7:30pm
Sundays – 10:00am until last penitent

Location
Confessions will take place outside the Church at two different points: the Statue of Calvary in front of the Church, and next to the Parish Center (near the screened in porch facing Sano St. and the Church). Two chairs will be placed at each location: one for the priest, the other for the penitent. Monday, Tuesday and Friday there will be one confessor placed at the Calvary. Wednesday and Thursday there will be two confessors at the locations already mentioned.

Carline
Cars will enter the Parish Center parking lot, will go around the building and down the road between the Rectory and the Church. The beginning of the car line will be marked with two red cones. Cars will stop there (staying right to avoid blocking traffic) and the penitent will exit the car and walk to whichever priest is free. As soon as the confession is over, the penitent will get back into the car and drive ahead toward Sano St.

Safety
A safe distance between the confessor and the penitent must be respected at all times. Confession will be face to face in order to avoid contact with different surfaces such as kneelers or screens. Beside the penitent’s chair, a bottle with disinfection towels will be available to clean the chair in case it was touched.

 

Please read Fr. Juan’s letter regarding our COVID-19 Emergency Fund published on March 26, 2020.  You can find it here.

Attention Religious Education Students:  Please visit our Religious Education page regularly for updates.  First Holy Communion and Confirmation are postponed. Students preparing for sacraments are asked to review their text and practice prayers.

The Parish Office will be open for walk-ins from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Parish staff will remain available via phone and email during regular office hours (9:30am-5:00pm).

 

Other Resources:

Bishop Burbidge’s special edition podcast on the Coronavirus

Complimentary access to Magnificat

Daily Mass Online