They say it never rains in California, but from time to time weather issues may have an impact on outdoor Mass at St. Lawrence. When these events occur, we will follow these general practices: Sunday and Daily Mass: Msgr. Paul, the priests, deacons and staff will communicate on the situation and make a call based on current and forecasted weather conditions.
Archbishop Gomez reminded us that racism is “a blasphemy against God, who creates all men and women with equal dignity. It has no place in a civilized society and no place in a Christian heart.” We must treat one another with dignity, compassion, love and respect, as children of God, regardless of race, language, or country of origin. We must follow God’s commandment to love one another as he loves us. As an Archdiocese, we stand committed to continuing to work to end racial injustice in our society and promote peaceful dialogue, discourse and understanding on race and social justice.
As you may have heard or seen in the news, the State of California has allowed Churches to reopen for indoor services. In his letter of December 21, 2020, Archbishop José H. Gomez noted that while we can go inside, it will be safer to continue celebrating outdoor Masses. Likewise, Los Angeles County Public Health strongly recommends that places of worship continue to hold services outdoors. While we welcome this news, we are also conscious of the current dire circumstances caused by the rampant spread of the coronavirus especially in Southern California. We live in an epicenter.
Los Angeles – April 6, 2020 – On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe.