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St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church is located at 407 West E Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561, on the corner of Mill and E street.
Mass Times: 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass including radio broadcast. Masses are now inside the Church at 25% occupancy (110 parishioners). We will continue to livestream and radio broadcast the Masses from inside the Church on Sunday 8:00 am (English), 9:30 am (English), 11:00 am (Spanish) and 1:00 pm Latin Tridentine. Communion will be available for those wishing to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot.
Confessions: Saturday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm inside the Church - with exposition of Holy Eucharist.
EVENING STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 6:00 PM
FRIDAYS IN LENT 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26.
St Malachy Church ~ Season of Lent
Lenten Penance Service: March 10 @ 6:00 PM
4 Priests – (Spanish-speaking available)
Lenten HEALING MASS & Anointing of the Sick
Saturday, March 13 @ 10:00 AM
Letter from our Parish Nurse:
As we live through this pandemic, it has affected many aspects of our lives. Masks, services and meetings canceled, school at home, altered work, loss, unemployment and underemployment are just a sample of the effects.
There have been illnesses and deaths, including in our community. The good news is that we now have vaccines available. We can be optimistic about this. Congratulations to the developers of these vaccines and thanks for your efforts!
This has been a stressful time for many. None of us know how this will play out over the next number of months. There are reasons for optimism and reasons for concern. There are concerns about changes to the virus (variants). Uncertainty is challenging to manage, especially uncertainty about something we have never experienced.
Here are a few things to consider. First and foremost, be kind to yourself. Do what you can, and then give yourself credit for it. Focus on the basics. Care for each other. Didn't get some housework done today? There's always another day. Focus first on the people, not the things.
Stay informed. Think about what you can control. Try not to worry about what you can't control.
And finally, put yourself in others' shoes. What is it like for the family who lost their grandmother to the disease? Or the person who lost his job? Or the child struggling with virtual learning and missing his friends?
We are a community of faith. None of us can "fix" this pandemic. We can, though, reach out and support each other. Being there for each other may make all the difference.
If you'd like to talk more about this, contact the church office.
Janice Hagen, RN, PHN
Faith Community Nurse
St. Malachy Church
Here is a message from Brother Silas Henderson, from Jordan Ministry Teams:
I wanted to invite all of you to an online prayer service on the evening of Thursday, February 11, in honor of the World Day of Prayer for the Sick. We all certainly have those friends and family members for whom we want to pray—in addition to all those suffering from COVID-19 and so many other illnesses—and this is an opportunity for us to come together as community to lift up their needs to God.
The prayer service will be 20 to 30 minutes and will include reflections by the noted author and speaker Lisa Hendey (who is part of our Thursday morning group), Sr. Beverly Heitke, SDS, the provincial superior of the Salvatorian Sisters in the United States, and Bro. Joseph Bach, OSF, of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn.
To register, please visit: February 11: Online Prayer Service for the World Day of the Sick — Jordan Ministry Team
I also hope that you will invite others to join us for this important time of prayer.
Bro. Silas and the Jordan Ministry Team
Great news and prayers answered by the Supreme Court and Bishop Brennan! We can resume indoor Masses at 25% capacity meaning around 110 parishioners for each Mass. Also, we will resume 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass next weekend including radio broadcast. We will continue to livestream and radio broadcast the Masses on Sunday 8:00 am (English), 9:30 am (English), 11:00 am (Spanish) and 1:00 pm Latin Tridentine. Communion will be available for those wishing to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot. Please let everyone know about the new changes.
Here is the notification from the Diocese: “On behalf of Bishop Brennan: The Supreme Court has ruled that the State of California cannot ban in-door worship services, however; it can cap indoor services at 25% of a building's capacity.
Each Pastor/Administrator can make the pastoral decision to move Masses indoors. The parishes should enforce a limit of 25 percent of capacity, follow the six-foot spacing between family groups, require masks, have sanitation stations available, no singing/chanting allowed.”
God Bless, Fr. Mark
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Please join with Catholics nationwide in unity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for the Novena prayers of “9 Days for Life”. God Bless, Fr. Mark
Thousand of Catholics to Pray ‘9 Days for Life’ Novena Jan. 21-29 for the Protection of Human Life
January 19, 2021 by Public Affairs Office
WASHINGTON—Catholics nationwide are preparing to pray 9 Days for Life, the annual pro-life novena beginning this year on January 21. New this year, dioceses across the country are live-streaming prayer events each day for the protection of human life.
In the Catholic Church, a ‘novena’ consists of prayers over nine successive days. This pro-life novena is an opportunity for recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.
The overarching intention of the novena is the end to abortion. Each daily intention highlights a related topic and is accompanied by a reflection, educational information, and suggested daily actions. The novena encompasses the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22.
All are invited to sign up. Participants can receive the novena in English or Spanish via email or text message, or access it online. Participants can share their pro-life witness and invite their social networks to pray on social media with the hashtag #9DaysforLife. A leader’s kit is available, and features the daily prayer intentions and reflections, among other resources. A press kit is also available.
Sponsored by the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 9 Days for Life began in 2013 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
For additional information and updates throughout the novena, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America from Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
My prayers are with our new President and his family today.
I am praying that God grant him wisdom and courage to lead this great nation and that God help him to meet the tests of these times, to heal the wounds caused by this pandemic, to ease our intense political and cultural divisions, and to bring people together with renewed dedication to America’s founding purposes, to be one nation under God committed to liberty and equality for all.
Catholic bishops are not partisan players in our nation’s politics. We are pastors responsible for the souls of millions of Americans and we are advocates for the needs of all our neighbors. In every community across the country, Catholic parishes, schools, hospitals, and ministries form an essential culture of compassion and care, serving women, children, and the elderly, the poor and sick, the imprisoned, the migrant, and the marginalized, no matter what their race or religion.
When we speak on issues in American public life, we try to guide consciences, and we offer principles. These principles are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the social teachings of his Church. Jesus Christ revealed God’s plan of love for creation and revealed the truth about the human person, who is created in God’s image, endowed with God-given dignity, rights and responsibilities, and called to a transcendent destiny.
Based on these truths, which are reflected in the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, the bishops and Catholic faithful carry out Christ’s commandment to love God and love our neighbors by working for an America that protects human dignity, expands equality and opportunities for every person, and is open-hearted towards the suffering and weak.
For many years now, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has tried to help Catholics and others of good will in their reflections on political issues through a publication we call Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The most recent edition addresses a wide range of concerns. Among them: abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, immigration, racism, poverty, care for the environment, criminal justice reform, economic development, and international peace.
On these and other issues, our duty to love and our moral principles lead us to prudential judgments and positions that do not align neatly with the political categories of left or right or the platforms of our two major political parties. We work with every President and every Congress. On some issues we find ourselves more on the side of Democrats, while on others we find ourselves standing with Republicans. Our priorities are never partisan. We are Catholics first, seeking only to follow Jesus Christ faithfully and to advance his vision for human fraternity and community.
I look forward to working with President Biden and his administration, and the new Congress. As with every administration, there will be areas where we agree and work closely together and areas where we will have principled disagreement and strong opposition.
Working with President Biden will be unique, however, as he is our first president in 60 years to profess the Catholic faith. In a time of growing and aggressive secularism in American culture, when religious believers face many challenges, it will be refreshing to engage with a President who clearly understands, in a deep and personal way, the importance of religious faith and institutions. Mr. Biden’s piety and personal story, his moving witness to how his faith has brought him solace in times of darkness and tragedy, his longstanding commitment to the Gospel’s priority for the poor — all of this I find hopeful and inspiring.
At the same time, as pastors, the nation’s bishops are given the duty of proclaiming the Gospel in all its truth and power, in season and out of season, even when that teaching is inconvenient or when the Gospel’s truths run contrary to the directions of the wider society and culture. So, I must point out that our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender. Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences.
Our commitments on issues of human sexuality and the family, as with our commitments in every other area — such as abolishing the death penalty or seeking a health care system and economy that truly serves the human person — are guided by Christ’s great commandment to love and to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, especially the most vulnerable.
For the nation’s bishops, the continued injustice of abortion remains the “preeminent priority.” Preeminent does not mean “only.” We have deep concerns about many threats to human life and dignity in our society. But as Pope Francis teaches, we cannot stay silent when nearly a million unborn lives are being cast aside in our country year after year through abortion.
Abortion is a direct attack on life that also wounds the woman and undermines the family. It is not only a private matter, it raises troubling and fundamental questions of fraternity, solidarity, and inclusion in the human community. It is also a matter of social justice. We cannot ignore the reality that abortion rates are much higher among the poor and minorities, and that the procedure is regularly used to eliminate children who would be born with disabilities.
Rather than impose further expansions of abortion and contraception, as he has promised, I am hopeful that the new President and his administration will work with the Church and others of good will. My hope is that we can begin a dialogue to address the complicated cultural and economic factors that are driving abortion and discouraging families. My hope, too, is that we can work together to finally put in place a coherent family policy in this country, one that acknowledges the crucial importance of strong marriages and parenting to the well-being of children and the stability of communities. If the President, with full respect for the Church’s religious freedom, were to engage in this conversation, it would go a long way toward restoring the civil balance and healing our country’s needs.
President Biden’s call for national healing and unity is welcome on all levels. It is urgently needed as we confront the trauma in our country caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the social isolation that has only worsened the intense and long-simmering divisions among our fellow citizens.
As believers, we understand that healing is a gift that we can only receive from the hand of God. We know, too, that real reconciliation requires patient listening to those who disagree with us and a willingness to forgive and move beyond desires for reprisal. Christian love calls us to love our enemies and bless those who oppose us, and to treat others with the same compassion that we want for ourselves.
We are all under the watchful eye of God, who alone knows and can judge the intentions of our hearts. I pray that God will give our new President, and all of us, the grace to seek the common good with all sincerity.
I entrust all our hopes and anxieties in this new moment to the tender heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ and the patroness of this exceptional nation. May she guide us in the ways of peace and obtain for us wisdom and the grace of a true patriotism and love of country.
by Servant of God, Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J.
Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. Enlighten the minds of our people in America. May we choose a President of the United States, and other government officials, according to Your Divine Will. Give our citizens the courage to choose leaders of our nation who respect the sanctity of unborn human life, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of marital relations, the sanctity of the family, and the sanctity of the aging. Grant us the wisdom to give You, what belongs to You, our God. If we do this, as a nation, we are confident You will give us an abundance of Your blessings through our elected leaders. Amen.
Composed by Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J.
Imprimatur: +Rene H. Gracida, Bishop of Corpus Christi, July 7, 1992
Published by Eternal Life in 1992
Magnificat, Pray with Magnificat during this challenging time.
St. Malachy Church has a Faith Community Nurse Ministry. Nurses are available to talk with parishioners regarding health concerns. To speak with a nurse, leave your Name & Phone Number at the church office. Thank you.
Prayer in time of Pandemic
you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother,
you know what we need,
and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus,
the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis.