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5650 Vista Boulevard, Sparks NV 89436
Phone: 775-358-2544 Fax: 775-626-8281
JOIN US EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH FOR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
In the chapel
- Noon Mass every Tuesday, Wednesday, & first Friday of every month
- Our Mother of Perpetual Help every Wednesday; Rosary at 5:30 p.m. with Novena following
second Sunday of every month
English classes after the 10 am Mass
Spanish classes after the 12 pm Mass
MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP
March 17, 2020
Dear sisters and brothers,
In the interest of cooperating with local, national and global efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, effective from now through April 16, 2020, I am suspending all public Masses celebrated in the counties of northern Nevada that comprise the Diocese of Reno. Other liturgies, devotions, programs and activities involving more than ten people are also suspended.
This is a heavy decision to make given how vital the Eucharist is to our faith; however, after much prayer and deliberation, I do so out of the love of our neighbor that Jesus Christ expects of us and our moral duty to safeguard human life, especially of the vulnerable, and to promote the common good.
During this period, churches will be open for private prayer at times designated by pastors, with due regard for social distancing and limits to gatherings of no more than ten people. Pastoral care and the ministration of sacraments essential to immediate needs will continue with appropriate measures to safeguard health. The diocese and parishes are exploring creative ways, especially through social media, to keep in contact with our communities and to provide spiritual support and opportunities for prayer. Another resource is the TV Mass on KOLO Channel 8 on Sunday at 9 a.m. Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada will continue to provide essential services to those in need.
In the Church’s tradition is the practice of “spiritual communion”, a prayer of saints and used in times of war, natural disaster, persecution and other crises when access to the Eucharist was difficult or impossible. It is a prayer of desire to be united to Jesus Christ, arising from our faith that “Nothing can separate us from the love of God that comes to us in Christ Jesus “(Romans 8:38-39). We are in an unprecedented health crisis and this can be our prayer of communion with Christ. This Lent we can incorporate this prayer and think not only of ourselves but of our brothers and sisters who, due to a shortage of priests, are not as blessed as we are with frequent access to Mass.
This is a time to intensify our prayers, in particular for those stricken by COVID 19, for the cessation of the spread of this disease, for first responders and health workers, for those working to find a vaccine for this virus, and for one another. Each of us has the moral obligation in assist in efforts to slow the spread of this virus.
Because the trajectory of this crisis is not predictable, all above provisions are subject to revision.
Assuring you of my prayers, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop Randolph R. Calvo
Faith is more than what happens on Sunday mornings. It's a part of who we are, inside and out. At Holy Cross Catholic Community, we believe in sharing the joy of the gospel, and living a life that embodies the spirit of Christ.
All weekend masses are canceled until April 16th, 2020
1st friday adoration
Holy Cross Catholic Community
You are welcome to join our Catholic Christian Community at any time. Our Priest, Father Jose, believes in creating a faith community that's as rooted in the gospels as it is in one another. Join us next Sunday and see how our community comes together to praise.
WHERE: 5750 VISTA BOULEVARD, SPARKS NV 89436. CHURCH CHAPEL
WHEN: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
TIME: 9:30 TO 4
- SANCTITY OF LIFE
- PARISH UNITY
- ANY PERSONAL INTENTIONS
ADORATION IS A SIGN OF DEVOTION TO AND WORSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS PRESENT BODY, SOUL AND DIVINITY, UNDER THE APPEARANCE OF THE CONSECRATED HOST, THAT IS, THE SACRAMENTAL BREAD. THE ADORATION IS A FORM OF LATRIA, BASED ON THE TENET OF THE REAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN THE BLESSED HOST
Response of the Diocese of Reno to the Coronavirus Epidemic
With the increasing concern about the spread of the Coronavirus/Covid 19, the Diocese of Reno makes the following recommendations and considerations for Eucharistic liturgies, in addition to personal precautions advised by the Center for Disease Control. These are based on guidance from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as practices adapted by some dioceses. While parishes have already discussed and implemented preventive measures with their communities, we ask the following be reviewed by all pastoral entities for Masses in northern Nevada.
1. Priests, deacons, altar servers and Eucharistic Ministers wash their hands before Mass begins and use an alcohol-based, anti-bacterial solution before and after distribution of Communion.
2. Parishes and missions are to decide whether to refrain from distribution of Communion from the Cup for the duration of the epidemic. If parishes decide to continue to minister Communion under both kinds, they are to inform parishioners that it is their choice whether or not to take from the cup.
3. Individual parishioners should give consideration to receiving Communion in the hand reverently for the time being and out of charity for their neighbor, given the experience of direct contact with saliva in the distribution of Communion received on the tongue.
4. Extra precaution is to be taken in ensuring all vessels used at Mass are washed thoroughly with soap and hot water after they purified.
5. Parishes are to decide an appropriate manner of exchanging the Sign of Peace, always respecting the sensibility of those next to them.
6. Consideration should be given to refraining from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer or at least to respect those who choose not to as a measure of caution.
7. The Catholic faithful who are sick or experiencing symptoms of any illness are not obliged to attend Mass and, out of charity, ought to not attend. As an alternative, they can participate via the Sunday TV Mass at 9 a.m. on KOLO TV (Channel 8) or spend time in some form of worship.
8. For the Intercessions at Mass, parishes are encouraged to pray for an end to the spread of the virus and for those who have been stricken by this illness.