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COVID-19 UPDATES

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.

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/

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ENHANCED UNDER CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL
The federal relief proposal also includes additional unemployment benefits for
those out of work.  The bill includes four months of an enhanced unemployment
payment of $600 per week from the federal government, which would extend to
part-time and gig economy workers as well. To read more, 
go here or here.

CITY JOBS PORTAL OFFERS HELP TO VALLEY JOB-SEEKERS
The City of Los Angeles is coordinating an economic response to help those who have lost their jobs or have had their hours cut back as a result of COVID-19. Click here to find a selected list of links and resources that can connect you to current job openings in sectors providing essential services under the Safer at Home order.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES ACCESSIBLE DURING SOCIAL ISOLATION
With physical isolation becoming the norm these days, socializing is necessary to keep spirits up. Digital media allows many to stay connected. For anyone having a hard time coping with social distancing and the additional stresses of a world pandemic, the CDC has resources available for mental health and coping with the anxiety and stress of COVID-19. You can visit their website and access available resources here.

PAUL BROGAN, M.F.T.
Call me at 818.501.0513, I would like to help.
Visit my website at
https://www.strongerdaybyday.com/

VALLEY GROUPS OFFER MEAL PICKUP AND DELIVERY FOR SENIORS, FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS
Nonprofit organizations, community groups, and the Los Angeles City Department of Aging are providing free meals to eligible Valley residents.
Below are several resources you may contact:

Valley Interfaith Council
Food delivery service for seniors.
If you are a senior in need, please contact your closest location:
Pacoima: Alicia Broadous-Duncan senior center (818) 834-6100 ext. 130
Northridge: Robert M. Wilkinson senior center (818) 885-5144
Van Nuys: Bernardi senior center (747) 235-3312
Sherman Oaks East Valley (818) 981-1284 ext. 245

North Valley Caring Services                                
Food Pantry for families and individuals
15453 Rayen Street, North Hills 91343
For more information, contact Obed Guevara: [email protected] or visit their website.

Making It Happen   
Food Pantry/Hot Meals
11120 Oro Vista Avenue, Sunland 91040          
For more information, contact [email protected] or (818) 398-6232                                   

Jewish Family Services     
Food bank Sundays 9 am to noon, Monday through Thursday 10 am to 1:30 pm. If possible, bring Photo ID, pictures of birth certificates for children, and proof of address such as utility or phone bill.
16439 Vanowen Street Van Nuys, 91406
For more information, call (818) 988-7682

Las Palmas Park
Meal pick up to go for seniors
505 S. Huntington St. San Fernando 91340
Phone: (626) 214-9454

McCambridge Park
Meal pick up for seniors, delivery starts Thursday
1515 Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank 91504
Phone: (818) 238-5366

The LA Department of Aging is distributing packaged and frozen meals for adults enrolled in their meal program. Enrolled adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under 65 to pick up meals at their assigned senior center site. There are senior care sites all around the San Fernando Valley. Seniors who don't know their assigned meal provider may call 1-800-510-2020. Seniors not enrolled in the meal program can call 213-482-7252 to enroll.

 

 

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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
[email protected]

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