CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS & MASSES
Dear Brothers & Sisters,
The Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has sent to the bishops of the world a Decree In time of COVID-19. This Decree by mandate of Pope Francis will only be for the year 2020. Archbishop Cordileone and the other bishops in our nation have implemented this Decree in their respective diocese.
Hence, on the basis of the Decree, it is with a profound sadness that I have to announce to you that Holy Week celebrations and Easter Sunday Masses will not be offered publicly this year at Notre Dame des Victoires Parish. All the other parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco will do the same.
While it will not be possible for us to gather in our church during Holy Week and Easter Sunday, please click on the link below for our Archdiocese's Mass Livestreams.
Daily Masses and Weekend Masses will be suspended. This measure is necessary to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. The suspension of Public Masses is effective as of midnight on Tuesday, March 17th and is effective until April 7, 2020, or until it is extended.
Our church will be open daily from 9 a.m. thru 2 p.m. so that parishioners and visitors may have the solace of prayer in a sacred space, especially before the Blessed Sacrament during this distressing time.
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession, please call the rectory to make an appointment.
A MESSAGE FROM FR. JUAN:
My dearest parishioners & friends, rest assure of my prayers for you and your families. I will celebrate a daily private Mass and lift you up to the Lord during this stressful time. Let us be mindful of one another and offer our love, compassion, and understanding to those who have been infected with the coronavirus. We pray for our brothers and sisters who have died, throughout the world, as a result of the pandemic. Let us also follow the guidelines given to us by our local government leaders and Health Departments of the six Bay Area Counties.
I commend you to the maternal care of our Blessed Virgin Mary. Please pray for me. You might consider praying the Memorare on a daily basis.The Memorare invites us to ask the Blessed Mother for her assistance and her grace, especially when we feel most troubled in our daily lives. Notre Dame des Victoires always listens to our pleas.
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS & THOSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING PARISHIONERS!
Parishioners are asked to fill out a Registration Update Form. We are in the process of renewing our Parish Membership Roster. If you are interesting in joining the parish or if you are presently a member, we ask that all fill out a form so that we are able to make necessary changes. Forms are located at the entrance of the church or can be accessed via the link below. Thanks for your cooperation!
~ YOUNG FRENCH ADULTS! ~
Come and join a group of young adults living in the Bay Area! It is not always easy or exciting to go to mass in a foreign country, or to go alone, this group meets before the 10:30 am mass to attend mass together and then have lunch.
Every two weeks, we plan a Bible Study group, where we can share thoughts on the Evangile of the upcoming Sunday's mass, while sharing dinner.
Everyone speaks French! French natives are welcome to join us!
Rejoins nous !
"... I am unbaptized but want to grow spiritually in my life."
"... I have a different faith background but want to learn
what Catholics believe and why."
"... I am a baptized Catholic but never made my First Holy
Communion and/or Confirmation."
..... we would love to assist you in your faith journey through an exciting and deeply enriching process in the Catholic Church called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.). RCIA is for those who are seeking a better relationship with God, who are looking for more information about Catholic Christianity, or who are seeking to grow in their spiritual or Sacramental life. The RCIA process welcomes the unbaptized person to the family of Jesus Christ. Sessions are informal and comfortable opportunities to explore the Catholic faith with presentations, discussions, and fellowship.
Explore the faith without obligation & contact Rev. Juan Gonzalez to learn more!
Time slots for Adoration & Benediction on April 3rd are now available. If a time you would like to be present is already taken, show up anyway! The more the merrier!
"When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now."
~ St. Teresa of Calcutta ~