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Response to COVID-19 (updated 05/04/20)
In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order asking all Californians to “shelter in place,” all parishes and school campuses of the diocese in San Diego and Imperial Counties will remain closed until further notice.
As a diocese, we strongly support these recommendations and defer to the opinion of health experts. This is not a challenge to our Catholic beliefs. On the contrary, we respect the science and want no part of putting the health of our fellow parishioners or their families at risk.
The following restrictions and cancellations are in place until the COVID-19 emergency is over:
- Mass cannot be celebrated publicly in any form or place.
- Baptisms which cannot be postponed, must be private and include only members of the immediate family.
- Rites for the dead are limited to interment services at the cemetery with less than ten people; funeral masses will be postponed until COVID-19 has been contained.
- Confirmation and First Communions will be rescheduled when the public health emergency is over.
- There can be no communion services or liturgy of the word.
- Communal anointing and reconciliation services are prohibited.
- Weddings are to be postponed, or to take place with less than ten people.
- Quinceaneras must be postponed.
- The Easter sacraments usually given to those participating in the RCIA regrettably will be postponed.
Masses will be livestreamed or taped as necessary and available on the Diocesan website www.sdcatholic.org
- Sunday and daily Masses will be available on the diocesan website in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
- Individual parishes are being encouraged to livestream daily and Sunday masses for parishioners. Check your parish website to see if your parish is livestreaming.