NEW MASS SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAYS!
In response to the growing number of COVID cases and hospitalizations across California, State and County guidelines have been changed and the INDOOR celebration of Mass has been temporarily canceled. As Archbishop Gomez has said, our primary concern is always for the health and safety of our brothers and sisters, especially the most vulnerable among us. So it is with God's grace that we cheerfully adapt once again to our newest iteration of "Church during the time of COVID."
Here is the schedule for Sundays, effective July 19th:
8:30 AM am Mass (bilingual English and Japanese)
PUBLIC SUNDAY MASS OUTSIDE AT THE ACTIVITY CENTER GARDEN.
Seating is limited seating.
Note: Those attending are advised to bring sun protection:
- Hats and or umbrellas - shade cannot be guaranteed.
We will continue with the coronavirus protocols currently in use:
- Guests will be screened with the COVID questions,
- Hand sanitizer will be provided,
- Ushers will seat guests - it is not open seating,
- Self-tracing cards will be provided, and
- Social distancing will be observed.
10 am Mass has been temporarily suspended, until further notice.
We will stream pre-recorded MASSES for Sunday in English and Japanese for viewing.
8:30 am Mass in Japanese
10:00 am Mass in English
These Masses will be celebrated inside St Francis Xavier Church, but there is no public access.
(MONDAY - SATURDAY) SFXCJCC will be closed to the public.
Please make Reservations for the Sunday8:30am Mass by Friday at noon
by calling the office at (213)626-2279 or emailing us with:
-How many in your family that will be attending:
-Telephone number and email address:
You will be required to wear a Mask at SFXCJCC campus.
If you can answer yes to any of these questions below, we ask you to stay home
For the elderly (65 and older) or those with an underlying health condition, we recommend, that you stay home. You are in our prayers.
Archbishop Gomez has extended the special dispensation for those who cannot attend Mass during this time and recommends you may watch the mass online or on tv.
Mass for Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time,
Sunday, August 16, 2020
This Mass was celebrated inside St Francis Xavier Church, but there is no public access.
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, August 16, 2020
will be live-streamed on Sundays at 8:30am in the St Francis Xavier Chapel Garden.
Sunday 10am Mass is also available from the Cathedral online at www.lacatholics.org
Thank you for your continued support! We wish to thank all those who have been generously donating to St. Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center. Due to the Safer at Home order, St Francis Xavier Chapel has lost almost all of our revenue, We normally survive on Sunday Donations, the rents paid by the different groups and the parking lot and our fundraisers. All classes and practices have been suspended until further notice and Fundraisers have been canceled for the foreseeable future. We have tried to cut our expenses to the bare bone, but we still have bills to pay, We know that everyone is going through a tough time with layoffs or reduced work hours, but St Francis cannot exist without your help. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help by making your Sunday Donation or a Special Donation during this time to St Francis Xavier Chapel. Checks can be mailed to the office at SFXC 222 S. Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012, or online (click the button below to donate online).
COVID UPDATED (July 19, 2020) : The St Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center grounds are closed Monday to Saturday.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, All classes, practices, and groups have been asked to cancel their meetings, until further notice.
Maryknoll Federal Credit Union:
Due to Mass being celebrated in the Garden, the Credit Union office hours have changed to 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Sundays. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Payments may be mailed to:
Maryknoll Federal Credit Union
PO Box 3941
Montebello, CA 90640-3941
Joe can be reached at 323-708-3693. Please leave a voice message. Email:Joemt@earthlink.net
Due to the Coronavirus, loan applications will take one week to two weeks longer. Grace period for Loan Payments has increased to 21 days.
Parking Lot is CLOSED: Perfect Parking has decided to close our parking lot until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Events: All events have indefinitely postponed. We will be posting updates as they become available.
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
We of St Francis Xavier Chapel, as members of the Body of Christ, are called to announce in word and deed the Good News of the Lord Jesus, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. We recognize our community's call to holiness based on mutuality, reciprocity, and interdependence and its ministry focusing on the Japanese speaking, while welcoming everyone.
Sunday: Bilingual English/ Japanese Mass 8:30 am
Masses will be in the Garden.
Please note: the 5 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00 pm, the 10 am English Mass and the Weekday Masses have been temporarily suspended. Holy Days: Weekdays are at 12:05 pm unless otherwise noted.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. .
St. Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center 222 S. Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 US
As mandated by the State and City "Safer at home" order, our offices are currently closed to the public until further notice as the State & City regulates. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Our staff members maybe working from home, but can be reached by phone (213)626-2279 or email.