Latest COVID-19 Update (17 January 2021 — 10:00 AM)
As we prepare for the holy season of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 17, please see (linked here) the protocol for the distribution of ashes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic. (En español)
Recent COVID-19 Updates
Under new Protocols for Places of Worship (Appendix F) issued by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health on December 19, 2020, please take note of the following Additional Guidance for parishes in Los Angeles County. Parishes in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties must continue following previously established protocols for outdoor in-person or livestream only worship. (En español)
Parishes who can and choose to return to indoor in-person worship must observe the following and any related protocols issued by their respective County. Click here to view the Updated Liturgical Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Please click on the links below to access the latest resources and guidelines:
–Updated Liturgical Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic
-Parish Office Return to Work Safety Protocols
–Covid-19 Guidelines for Parishes and Schools
–Parish Liturgical Guidelines (Tier System)
COVID-19 Update (13 July 2020 — 9:30 PM)
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced updated guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 among its faith community given new guidelines set by State of California and local county officials. Parishes in all three counties in the Archdiocese —Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara—are included in the Directives will discontinue indoor Masses and other liturgical services, effective immediately in accordance with state directives.
Outdoor Masses and other liturgical services such as adoration and prayer services are allowed and encouraged. Parishes may continue to celebrate Confessions, First Communions, Confirmations, Funerals, and Weddings outdoors on the parish grounds.
COVID-19 Update (10 July 2020 — 12:00 PM)
Administrators announced Friday that some COVID-19-related restrictions on funeral Masses, visitation hours, and graveside services are being lifted at Catholic cemeteries and mortuaries in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. Read the Angelus News story here.
COVID-19 Update (15 June 2020 — 6:00 PM)
The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced that its Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will resume on-campus instruction in the fall. Click here to read the letter from Paul M. Escala, Superintendent of Schools. (En español)
COVID-19 Update (8 May 2020 — 6:00 AM)
Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries will be open for visitation. Click here to read full announcement and policies for visitation. (En español)
To receive updates on the coronavirus or other ADLA news and information, please visit this webpage or text ADLA to 84576.
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