Parish Message 07.15.2020
Changes to Church services effective 7/15/2020
As you have heard, because of the rise in COVID cases in Los Angeles county we will not have indoor church services.
In light of the new guidelines regarding church services, we have moved our 8 AM daily Masses outside on our Parish Center front lawn (across the parking lot from the church). Bring your own chair or blanket and join us. We do require you to wear your mask and maintain social distancing from other families while on our lawn.
Bring your own chair and join us for Sunday Masses taking place in our School Courtyard. No registration is needed. Saturday Vigil Mass will be at 6 PM. Sunday Masses will be at 7 AM and 8:30 AM in English and 10 AM in Spanish. Please note the new Mass times as we try to avoid the hottest parts of the day during the summer. Masks will be required for everyone over the age of 2 years old and we ask you to maintain at least 6 ft of distance between other families.
Adoration will continue every Friday following the 8 AM Mass until 6 PM in our Parish Center inner courtyard. Enter the courtyard through our Parish Center building following signage to the Blessed Sacrament. Exit will be from the courtyard around the back of the building (follow signage again). Sign up for a Holy Hour here.
Confessions will continue to be drive-in on Fridays from 5-6 PM and Saturdays from 9-10 AM in our parking lot. Enter from White Oak Ave. and proceed forward to the school parking lot to the Confession stations.
Thank you for your patience and support in this ever-changing time of pandemic. We want to do everything we can to ensure that we are serving you and providing access to the ministry and Sacraments of the Church while keeping us all as safe as possible.
CLICK HERE to read the letter from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Parish Message 07.06.2020
We request prayers for Fr. Tom Feltz who is currently being cared for in the hospital. Fr. Tom has been a priest of our Archdiocese for 35 years and a part of Our Lady of Grace community for almost 14 years. For the past two and half weeks Fr. Tom has been under the care of the nurses of the Archdiocese and a drastic change in his condition caused him to be taken to the hospital this weekend. Under the care of the hospital staff and the nurses of the Archdiocese they are identifying the underlying cause of this drastic change in Fr. Tom's health. May he be comforted by the prayers of the community he loves and Our Mother, Mary during this time.
Note about Singing at Mass from Jeannie Rogers 07.06.2020
Dear OLG Community,
I wanted to explain some of the changes you will notice regarding the music at liturgies as we respond to further guidelines from the Archbishop of Los Angeles.
If you have come to our Masses or seen the Masses on our website, you know that we have already taken measures by only having a cantor and no other instruments besides piano. We have been completely in compliance with what we have been asked to do.
However, in light of the recent surge in the infection rate of Co-Vid, the Archbishop has emphasized another element: Congregational Singing. All parishes have been asked to discourage the congregation from participating through song. Our staff discussed how to best do this while still providing rich and meaningful liturgies, and we have developed the following protocols:
- The songs normally sung for Mass (Entrance; Preparation/Offertory; Communion and Recessional) will be instrumental or solos.
- The Kyrie, Gloria, Psalm, and Alleluia will still be sung.
- The Eucharistic Acclamations (Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Amen and Lamb of God) will be recited.
With your continued support, patience and understanding, we WILL get through this! I am so grateful for each and every one of you.
Jeannie Rogers, Director of Music and Liturgy
Parish Message 06.22.2020
This week we have added a Saturday Vigil Mass in addition to the three Sunday Masses.
If you cannot attend Vigil or Sunday Mass inside the church, please know you can tune-in to our radio transmission on FM in the parking lot and receive communion.
We are also opened to daily Mass at 8am (no sign up needed).
If you were able to attend Mass in the church last Sunday please be generous and allow other members of our faith community to register for Mass in the Church this week. No one should expect to attend Mass every week with our temporary limited capacity.
Adoration will take place on Friday, June 25, 2020 CLICK HERE to sign up.
Parish Message 06.15.2020
GUIDELINES AS WE RETURN TO MASS
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Encino is holding public Masses in the church beginning Sunday, June 21, 2020.
As you look at these guidelines please remember that all of us are dispensed from the obligation to attend weekend Mass – meaning we can choose to go to Mass, but none of us is obliged to attend. Those who are most at risk of serious infection or illness, those who over 65, as well as caregivers, are strongly encouraged to stay home and participate in online Masses. If you are currently ill or have symptoms of illness including coughing or a fever over 100.4 please stay home for the time being as well. We will continue to regularly have our online Masses available on our website and Facebook pages.
This only the first phase of reopening and ONLY includes Masses. The campus remains closed to
meetings and events until further notice.
And as always, check the calendar of events for details.
Parish Message 06.10.2020
Drive-in Mass will continue this Sunday. Check the calendar of events for details.
You can help in these ways:
- Volunteer for routine cleaning (call 818-342-4686 or email administrator@ourladyofgrace)
- Monetary donations to our building fund for the purchase of cleaning and sanitizing materials Click here and make a one-time donation.
- Bringing your own sanitizing materials (disinfecting wipes, sprays, etc.) for personal use at the church.
We thank each and every one of you for your continuous love and support to our parish community at Our Lady of Grace. Know that we at Our Lady of Grace keep all of you and your families in our prayers as we walk together in this journey of faith.
Parish Message 06.05.2020
The archdiocese has approved our reopening plan!
It will unfold in stages. Mass, private prayer, confession and Adoration details below and check the calendar of events for details.
Sunday, June 7, 2020 | Drive-In Mass
Monday, June 8, 2020 | Private Prayer Opens
Friday, June 12, 2020 | Drive-Thru Confession Begins
We will also have drive-thru confession in the parking lot on Friday, June 12th from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 13th from 9 - 10 a.m. Please remember confessions are to be held between just the priest and the penitent. One person per car please.
También tendremos confesiones desde tu carro en el estacionamiento de la Iglesia el Viernes 12 Junio de 5:00pm-6:00pm y el Sábado 13 de Junio de 9:00am-10:00am.