Update July 16, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
With the current increase of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, the Archdiocese has decided to follow the L.A. County Health Department in requiring everyone to wear a mask indoors at our L.A. County parishes, offices and schools effective Saturday, July 16, 2021, at 11:59 pm.
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties have not issued a “mandate,” but they continue to recommend that the public wear masks.
Please update your parish safety plans accordingly and remind our faith community that we all have a responsibility to care for one another.
For any additional questions, please contact our COVID response team:
Rev. Brian Nunes
Moderator of the Curia & Vicar General
Última actualización de COVID-19
Latest COVID-19 Update
Updated Liturgical Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Updated: June 12, 2021)
As certain restrictions are lifted and parishes more fully reopen, our priority, as it has been throughout this pandemic, is our need to care for and protect one another. All parishes and Pastors are to implement the new guidelines with prudence, using sensible public health precautions, and with the safety and wellbeing of their parishioners in mind. These new guidelines, effective June 15, 2021, replace all previous guidelines established by the Archdiocese. Read more here.
Archbishop Gomez Letter Regarding Sunday Mass Update (12 June 2021 — 10:15 AM)
Click Here to Read Archbishop Gomez Letter
Updated Liturgical Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Updated: April 16, 2021)
While the State of California has removed the capacity limits on the number of people who can attend indoor Mass, the faithful must continue to adhere to all other health guidelines, including six-foot social distancing between households, wearing facial masks, screening and cleaning protocols. Read more here.
Recent COVID-19 Updates
(12 March 2021 — 1:30 PM)
Click here to read the Liturgical Guidelines for Holy Week 2021 During the Coronavirus Pandemic. (En español)
(18 February 2021 — 7:30 PM)
Click here to read Appendix D – Los Angeles County Protocols for Office Worksites
(11 February 2021 — 7:30 PM)
In response to recent Supreme Court rulings, the State of California amended its Blueprint for a Safer Economy on February 6, 2021 with respect to Places of Worship and Cultural Ceremonies. Click here to find: Updated Liturgical Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Updated February 11, 2021.
(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)
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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