On June 14, the Diocese of Orange announced that public Masses would begin in Orange County in a phased-in approach with measures in place to safeguard public health. In addition, The Bishop of Orange, Kevin W. Vann, has extended a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation until such time as it is deemed safe to have large gatherings at Mass.
LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL
In accordance with the State of California directives, we are able to have Masses indoors at a maximum capacity of 100 people. In order to accommodate numbers larger than 100, Bishop Vann has directed that all weekend Masses remain outdoors until further notice. Additionally, our weekday Masses will also remain outdoors to accommodate the larger numbers.
The altar is located outside the front entrance of the Cathedral Cultural Center. Some outdoor seating is provided under a canopy on the cathedral plaza. Everyone is being asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing while on Christ Cathedral campus.
The Sunday 9:45 am, 11:30 am, and 1:15 pm outdoor Masses and daily 6:30 am and Masses are will continue to be livestreamed from the cathedral.
Some ceremonies, including baptisms, weddings and funerals, with 100 attendees or less may be held indoors. Please continue to contact the parish office at 714-971-2141 or email Parish@ChristCathedralParish.org to make arrangements for these liturgies.
Weekend Mass schedule:
Saturday anticipatory Mass:
4:30 pm English
6:15 pm Vietnamese
6:15 am Vietnamese
8:00 am Spanish
9:45 am English (livestreamed)
11:30 am Spanish (livestreamed)
1:15 pm Vietnamese (livestreamed)
3:30 pm Vietnamese
5:15 pm English
7:00 pm Spanish
Daily Mass Schedule
6:30 am English (livestreamed)
5:30 pm Vietnamese (livestreamed)
There is no limit to the number of people allowed for outdoors services as long as the social distancing requirement of people being six feet apart is observed in the space available.
The guidelines recommend that those over 65 years old and/or with a co-morbidity will be encouraged to consider not returning to Mass just yet, and anyone showing symptoms of sickness, or anyone who has a household member who is sick or showing symptoms of sickness should not come to church.
After Mass, congregants are asked to immediately return to their cars, making sure the area they were seated in is free from any trash or personal belongings.
May the Lord be with us as we begin to gather again as a community of faith.
Very Rev. Christopher H. Smith, Rector