In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Kevin Vann announced today (3/17) that all daily and Sunday in-person Masses in the Diocese of Orange will be temporarily cancelled.
However, churches will remain open for parishioners and others who wish to pray and seek spiritual assistance. All Catholics in our Diocese are dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass. A decision on when Masses will resume will be made in coordination with state and local public authorities.
“I have grown deeply troubled by the rapid spread of the COVID0-19 pandemic,” said Bishop Vann. “While the doors of the church are always open and will never close for individual visits, I encourage parishioners to follow the protocols communicated by the health professionals.”
Parishioners will be able to view Sunday Mass via livestream at Facebook.com/ChristCathedralCA
in English at 9:45 a.m., Spanish at 11:30 a.m. and Vietnamese at 1:15 p.m.
Christ Cathedral plans to livestream daily Mass in English at 6:30 a.m. and Vietnamese 5:30 p.m.
The Diocese of Orange is canceling on-site classes and student-related activities from March 16 – April 20, 2020. This includes any planned school events such as fundraisers, community events as well as field trips. On-site classes are foreseen to resume on April 20, 2020. Course content will be delivered utilizing the Diocesan distance learning protocol which has been distributed to all schools.
For updates regarding this closure, please visit our OC Catholic Schools website at https://occatholicschools.org/.