Dear Parishioners, we continue to carry on to the best of abilities as a community of faith and Church during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please know that all of us priests, Father Stephen, Father Beaugrand, and Father Dat, pray for you daily.
As of February 5th, the Supreme Court has issued an injunction against the State if California enforcing its prohibition against indoor worship. Bishop Garcia has permitted all parishes to return to indoor services! We will continue to livestream our masses and have the option of outdoor services if we are unable to stay within out 25% capacity limits.
In an effort to reduce the risk posed to our community to exposure to coming cold weather, we are temporarily cancelling all 7am and 7pm masses. We are adding a 2:30pm Spanish mass on Sundays. We will resume our normal schedule once we can once again offer masses inside the church.
San Benito County has just been moved back to “Purple” meaning that there are more than 7 positive tests per 100,000 people in the county. Take heart in knowing that there have been no new deaths recorded.
Masses will be held outside for the foreseeable future. We will have an update soon on our efforts to provide safe shelter from the oncoming winter weather.
Our parish office is now open Monday thru Friday 9AM to 12:30PM at this time. You may also call us at 831-637-9212 Monday thru Friday 9AM to 12:30PM and 1:30 to 5PM
We are in the final phases to begin to offer public Mass stay tuned..
Dear Parishioners of Sacred Heart and St. Benedict’s Catholic Church,
Happy Pentecost! I pray that this message finds you and your families well and still
filled with the joy of Easter. As we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit, we
celebrate and renew our mission as a Church. Since our last public Masses on Sunday
March 15, much has transpired. It was not without great sacrifice that our church
implemented the protocols of the “Stay at Home” order and closed our doors. The trial
of this pandemic has been made all the more bitter for us by not having the solace of
the sacraments and the strength of gathering together as a community….. click here to read the entirety of the letter (Click here to read letter in Spanish)
5/23/20: we are working hard to have “public” Masses as soon as possible, click here for a video from our Bishop
As of 5/15/20: we continue to offer livestream Mass on Sundays:
For our Youtube channel click here
For our Facebook channel click here
We will live stream 8AM English Mass on Sundays and 9AM Spanish Mass in both our Faceboook and Youtube channels
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Overall the idea is that us priests also need to limit personal contact with anyone unless is gravely necessary such as when someone is dying. This is not only for our own protection but also for the protection of our people in case we were to get infected with coronavirus.
For any other question you may call our office number (831-637-9212), otherwise we ask you to keep checking back here, or our phone number for the latest updates. May God bless you