UPDATE (APRIL 6, 2020) 6:05 P.M.
In this letter, written on Monday of Holy Week, Fr. David invites us to reflect on what it means to be a disciple with Jesus in these times, considering our own experience against the context of the life and experience of Jesus. He also shares some news about upcoming events and ongoing efforts to support and pray as a community Read here
UPDATE (APRIL 2, 2020) 9:15 A.M.
In this letter to parishioners, Fr. David invites prayer for a parishioner recently diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. Read here
UPDATE (MARCH 31, 2020) 8:15 P.M.
Fr. David writes a brief reflection on Pope Francis and his leading the world in prayer last Friday. Also in this letter is some information relating to Holy Week Services. Read here
UPDATE (MARCH 28, 2020) 1:00 P.M.
In this letter, Fr. David announces increased accessibility for Sunday mass videoconferencing. He also shares some reflections on these days of "safer at home", and their implications for ordinary parish life. Read here
Read letter in Spanish
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UPDATE (MARCH 24, 2020) 4:18 P.M.
Following updated guidance received today, Fr. David write about the implications of closing the church building, as well as some of the ideas for using electronic and digital community-building during these days of "social distance". Read letter here
Leer en español aquí
UPDATE (MARCH 24, 2020) 7:44 A.M.
As we move deeper into our response to the COVID-19 threat to public health, in this note Fr. David invites us all to see ourselves as "first responders", making choices for the good of others.
Read letter here
UPDATE (MARCH 21, 2020) 3:25 P.M.
Please see the attached email from our pastor, Fr. David, which includes information about steps towards live-streaming mass from OLL
Read letter here
UPDATE (MARCH 17, 2020) 2:02 P.M.
In these extraordinary times when the Archdiocese of Los Angeles joins Churches across the country in suspending public celebrations of the mass until at least March 29th, Fr. David writes in the attached letter of the implications for us at Our Lady of Lourdes.
Read letter here
UPDATE (March 16, 2020) 5:20 P.M.
A few items that might be of interest can be read here. Be assured of the continued prayers of myself, and of our
entire parish leadership.
UPDATE (March 13, 2020) 5:44 p.m.
Ritual and practical guidelines for our parish can be read here
UPDATE (March 13, 2020) 2:52 p.m.
Please read urgent message from the pastor here.
UPDATE (March 12,2020)
Mindful of the challenges this public health concern presents, we are committed to working with medical professionals, administrative personnel, and local and national resources. To this end we are endeavoring to maintain a highly responsive yet carefully measured stance in our approach.
While the unfolding developments are highly fluid, as of the writing of this email we continue to maintain our standard operations.
There are some basic things that we can all do to protect ourselves and to minimize communal spread of infectious diseases such as colds, flu and the novel coronavirus.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
- Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
- The California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
In addition, LA County residents can also call 2-1-1 with related concerns.
Article "A Faith Response to the Coronavirus
Links to the Los Angeles Archdiocese https://lacatholics.org/emergency/
Note: Not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.
Announcing “Lourdes Neighbors”
The purpose of “Lourdes Neighbors” is to connect vulnerable and “at-risk” parishioners who are in situations
preventing them from being able to go out and take care of ordinary but necessary personal business such
as grocery-shopping, prescription collection, etc., with volunteers who are willing to assist in these
circumstances.. If you - or someone you know - are in the “at risk” or “vulnerable” category (65+ and/or with
underlying health conditions), and need some help in taking care of an errand, please call or text the
coordinator, Dale, at (818) 639-1491.
If you’d like to volunteer to participate as a Neighbor helping a neighbor in this way, please email