We are excited to announce that we will be offering drive-through communion for those individuals who are watching livestream Mass in the morning on Sundays. The communion service will be a drive-through and take place between the hours of 2pm and 2:30pm on Sundays starting on November 29, 2020.
Please refer to the attached documents for more information/directions as well as a traffic map.
Instructions for Drive-Through Communion _ HT _ final
As some of you may have heard at Masses this past weekend, we had been planning to move Sunday Masses into the church this coming weekend in celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. Unfortunately, we are now unable to do so due to Orange County moving back into the purple tier on the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Once the county moves back to the red tier we will re-assess the ability to move back into the church for Mass with a capacity of 100 people.
Effective tomorrow, the weekday 8:30AM Mass that has been inside the church will move back to being held in the courtyard between the parish hall and the parish office. Beginning this weekend, the confirmation and middle school classes that have been held in the hall the past couple of weeks will also move back into the courtyard between the parish hall and the parish office. Any other planned liturgical celebrations (baptisms, funerals, weddings) will be held outside until further notice.
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain open for personal prayer – Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM.
Beginning Monday July 20th, Daily Mass will now be celebrated outdoors! Similar to Sunday Mass, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you are unable to attend you can still view the live stream of Mass on Facebook.
BEGINNING MONDAY JULY 13th The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after Daily Mass from 9am to 10am Monday thru Friday. Fr Michael or Fr Charles will hear your confessions outside from a safe distance. Please wear a mask. You can stream Mass at home then drive over or on your phone in the parking lot and walk over afterwards!
We will be live streaming from 9:00am to 10:00am after the 8:30am Daily Mass. All are welcome to spend some time in prayer, praise, and adoration of Our Lord.
A unique opportunity to see Fr Reynold and Fr John prior to celebrating their last weekend Mass! Join us on Friday June 26th for “goodbye wave” parade from our cars. Enter the Terrace Road driveway and exit Corporate Drive driveway to help with traffic. They will be standing right in front of the church by the parking lot! Honk, smile, shout your best wishes, hold up thank you signs! Please stay in your cars to adhere to the physical distancing guidelines and to protect the health of our Priests.
Let’s send our beloved Fr Reynold and Fr John a goodbye to remember!
Also, If you have not already participated in the memory book for Fr Reynold, please click here for details!
Fr. Michael St. Paul, native of Southern California, was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 2005. He studied at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA, where he received a Master’s Degree in Divinity and a Master of Arts Degree in Theology. Also, while at St. John’s, Fr. Michael received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Philosophy. Prior to the seminary and during his business life, Fr. Michael received a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.
Fr. Michael’s first parish assignment was at St. Joseph Church in Santa Ana as Parochial Vicar, and then to St. Anthony Claret Church in Anaheim in 2009, and has been at St. Polycarp since July, 2011 as Pastor.
Prior to his priestly formation, Fr. Michael worked for the Walt Disney Company in various administration/management positions for over 20 years. In Fr. Michael’s vocation story he states, “I have worked for the ‘Magic Kingdom’ for half of my life and now I work for the Eternal Kingdom for the rest of my life!”
Father Michael looks forward to becoming the new Pastor of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ladera Ranch (July 1st) and meeting all of the wonderful parishioners.