Come Holy Spirit,
Reopening Our Church for Masses
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Archbishop José Gomez has given permission for the churches in the Archdiocese to celebrate Mass with a congregation. Glory to God! We have developed a plan for once again celebrating Masses here at St. Joseph the Worker, in accordance with Archdiocese protocols and public health guidelines. There are some changes in our procedures, and things will look a bit different, but we welcome you back to celebrate together as a community.
Religious Education News
Dear Religious Education Families,
The Religious Education year 2019-2020 has come to an end. During the past many weeks, especially since the outbreak of COVID-19, through your commitment to living a faithful Christian life, you have played the most important role in helping your child learn about our faith. We admire you greatly and feel deeply privileged to have shared in the faith life of your child throughout this year. Thank you.
We are very grateful also to our wonderful catechetical team: Catechists, Assistants, Office Staff, ALL volunteers!
Yours in Christ,
Religious Education Formation Team
Karina Villanueva, Religious Education Coordinator
Bill Sparks, Faith Formation Director
First Holy Communion: Under the present circumstances, we have had to postpone our First Communion celebrations for now. We will keep you informed about the schedule for these celebrations.
Religious Education Registration for 2020-2021: We are looking forward to continuing our faith journey together next year. Registration for new and returning families is on hold as we evaluate how best to proceed, taking into consideration applicable public health guidelines. Details will follow soon.
SJW Livestream Sunday Masses
11:30 a.m., English
1:30 p.m., Spanish
4:00 p.m., Vietnamese
Youth Ministry and Confirmation
Confirmation sessions for Year 1 and Year 2 students continue thanks to the availability of web-based and voice conferencing technologies. Both options are available to our students.
For more information, contact JP Fernandez, Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator.
Supporting Your Parish
Although the Parish Center is closed and no public Masses are being celebrated, our priests celebrate Mass privately, and our parish must continue to pay ongoing expenses (e.g., salaries, insurance, utilities) during these difficult circumstances. While we understand that everyone’s situation is different, we encourage you to continue your financial support for St. Joseph the Worker.
Many of you are viewing Mass online. Now is the time to give online!
Electronic Giving (e-giving) is an easy, convenient way to continue to support your parish. Click on "e-giving" at the top right corner of this page and follow the instructions. You have the option to set up your contributions on an ongoing basis or as a one-time donation.
Our weekly bulletin routinely publishes collection statistics, comparing a particular week of the current year with the same week the previous year. Because we are not publishing the bulletin during this time, we have included collection data here. The chart below compares the most recent week’s collection with the same week in 2019.
Mail: If you prefer, you may mail your offering (envelope or check) to the parish: St. Joseph the Worker Church, 19808 Cantlay Street, Winnetka, CA 91306.
Archbishop José Gomez has announced a plan to reopen our parishes. The reopening of the churches of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will take place in steps. Pastors who are ready, after they have received approval from their Regional Bishop for their church reopening plan, may proceed to open their church for personal private prayer. As of June 3, 2020, Pastors may offer Mass and Scheduled Confessions with strict social distancing guidelines.
In addition, 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 continue with distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.