Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer—Romans 12:12
Daily Mass: Monday – Saturday at 8 am and available anytime after that for on-demand viewing
Sunday Mass: Saturday at 5 pm & Sunday at 9:15 am and available anytime after that for on-demand viewing. Holy Communion will be offered for one hour immediately following the livestream of the 5 pm Mass on Saturday and 9:15 am Mass on Sunday, with safety precautions in place, including face masks, hand sanitizing, and physical distancing. Worship aids are available with Sunday Mass livestreams/recording—scroll down past the video for the link.
|Public Sunday Liturgies Resume with Limitations/Safety Precautions This weekend, we will resume public Sunday Masses for the Feast of Pentecost, with limitations and safety protocols. For your safety, as well as others, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER RETURNING TO PUBLIC MASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU AT THIS TIME.
The General Dispensation releasing Catholics from their Sunday obligation remains in place, giving you the freedom to participate via livestream on our YouTube Channel.
Should I come to Mass? Each person must make the decision of what is best for themselves and their families.
Stay home if: You are feeling sick or have a fever. You have a sick family member at home or have been recently exposed to someone who may be sick. You are a primary caretaker of a vulnerable person. You have been traveling or in large crowds. You are at risk because of preexisting conditions or age.
Public Mass Times: Saturday, May 30 at 5 pmSunday, May 31 at 9:15 am
Entering/Leaving the Church and Being Seated:
When you arrive, three entrances will be open and marked. Staff will help guide you inside. The two doors at the Main Entrance will be marked A and B. Entrance C can be accessed on the south side of the church near the west parking lot. Staff will guide you when leaving the church.
Wearing a Face Mask is required.
Physical Distancing of at least 6 feet is required.
Using Hand Sanitizer (will be provided) is required.
Limited Seating will be available on a First Come, First Served basis.
Overflow Seating will be available in the Community Life Center with the same limitations and safety procedures as the church.
Ushers will guide each person or family to their seat. No self-seating.
Pews will be marked to maintain physical distancing.
Music will be limited with no congregational singing.
No printed materials will be available. Prayers will be shown on screen.
Holy Communion will be available for those who attend public Mass and participate via livestream after Mass has concluded.
Holy Communion Procedure Video and instructions:
Continue to wear Face Mask.
Continue Physical Distancing.
Communion will be given in the hand.
Step aside and lower/lift your mask briefly to place the Body of Christ in your mouth.
Proceed to your car still wearing your Face Mask and maintaining Physical Distancing.
Everything we are doing is precautionary, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. While we cannot eliminate all risk, each of us can do our best to protect ourselves and others.
Livestream of Public Masses | YouTube Daily Mass|Monday – Saturday at 8 am Sunday Mass* | Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 9:15 am
Livestream Mass with Full Music (no public attendees) | YouTube Sunday at 7:30 am (Please note: Holy Communion available after 9:15 am Mass)
Special Livestream Mass for all the RCIA candidates for full initiation and their families (no public attendance) | YouTube Sunday at 2 pm (Please note: there will be no public Holy Communion available after this Mass.) “Blessed be God who chose you in Christ” Ephesians 1:3-4
*Communion is offered for one hour immediately following the livestream of the 5 pm Mass on Saturday and 9:15 am Mass on Sunday, with the same safety precautions stated above in place. Worship aids are available with livestreams—scroll down past the video and click “show more” for the link.
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | May 22, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | May 15, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | May 1, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 24, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 17, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 10, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 3, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
CHANGES ON CAMPUS
Your safety and well-being come first. Based on the recommendations of the CDC and Diocese of Phoenix, some public liturgies will be offered with restrictions and safety precautions (see details above) at the Our Lady of the Angels Church. No other public events will be held on campus until further notice. The church is open from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm for private prayer and meditation, limited to 10 people at a time. Funeral Masses can be scheduled but will be restricted to immediate family and friends, less than 10 in attendance.
WE’RE STAYING CONNECTED!
The Casa is a close-knit community, and social distancing is hard — especially when we need each other most. Thankfully, there are ways to stay in touch. You’ll find daily and Sunday Mass, prayers, messages of hope, and more on YouTube and Facebook. We’re glad to see so many of you participating and helping to keep our fellowship alive in the best way we can, right now. You’ll also receive weekly emails (sign up here), and updates on this page when available.
WHILE WE’RE APART
We continue to work and strategically plan to ensure the Casa is ready to welcome you home. When that time comes, the community will need our ministries and services more than ever, immediately following a period of lost revenues that make our good works possible. As we help each other through this hardship, your continued financial support is greatly appreciated and crucial to fulfill our mission of renewing lives through spiritual growth, healing and transformation, and service to others. Please consider donating online or by mail.
We are praying for your health and happiness. For specific prayer requests, please email casaprayerpartners(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.
WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY IN CHALLENGING TIMES
We understand these changes causes hardship for all of us who consider the Casa our spiritual home, a place to weather life’s storms. Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW, the Casa’s Director of Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry shares some tips to help you through this difficult time.