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 MOVE OUTDOORS
On Monday, July 13, the State of California issued an order calling for the closure of all indoor places of worship. In light of this recent order, the cathedral is closed to the public until further notice.
We are pleased to announce that we are able to maintain our regular weekend Mass schedule with Masses being celebrated outdoors beginning July 18, 2020. The altar will be located outside the front entrance of the Cathedral Cultural Center. Some outdoor seating will be provided under a canopy on the cathedral plaza. Those who are able, are encouraged to bring their own chair to be set up in the plaza. Everyone is being asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing while on Christ Cathedral campus.
We are making every attempt to livestream the Sunday 9:45 am, 11:30 am, and 1:15 pm outdoor Masses. The 6:30 am and 5:30 pm daily Masses will continue to be livestreamed from the cathedral.
All ceremonies including baptisms, weddings and funerals will be held outdoors until further notice. 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
The daily Mass schedule beginning Monday, July 13, 2020:
6:30 am English (livestreamed)
5:30 pm Vietnamese
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 take their chairs with them and immediately return to their cars, making sure the area they were seated in is free from any trash or litter.
May the Lord be with us as we prepare for gathering again as a community of faith.
Very Rev. Christopher H. Smith, Rector