Newest Pastor Letter
JANUARY 16, 2021
In his weekly letter to parishioners, Fr. David reflects on some of the elements of what it means to be a community when confronted with extraordinary challenges. He also announces a special liturgy to be livestreamed Tuesday evening with prayers for hope and blessing for our nation.
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/
RESOURCES YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL
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Fr. Nic Austriaco, OP
California Catholic Conference of Bishops Supports COVID-19 Vaccinations
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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