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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.
St. Malachy Parish would like to especially invite all family and friends of those who have passed on to Our Lord in the last year to attend our All Souls Day Masses on November 2nd at 9:00 am English, 11:00 am Extraordinary Form Latin Mass and 1:30 pm Outside Mass at Tehachapi Westside Cemetery. Also a collection and donation can be made through the Month of November for prayers and intercessions for our deceased loved ones.
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
I have some great news! The State of California has opened Kern County places of worship for indoor services. The Diocese of Fresno has sent out a letter indicating we can start as soon as possible.
The Diocese of Fresno has stated in their letter:
“All churches within “KERN and KINGS ” Counties can open this weekend (October 17. 2020) for INSIDE CHURCH MASSES. The total limit for inside gatherings (Sacraments) is 100 persons -maximum- or 25% of the square footage whichever is less. The same social distancing requirements of 6 - feet, wearing of face covering or masks are required - NO EXCEPTIONS. This is the same limit for inside Masses/gatherings when we opened in June/2020. Singing is not allowed for inside Masses at this time. If and when singing is approved, we will let you know. Adult Ministry gatherings up to 10 people are allowed with masks and proper distancing. Gatherings for minors are not allowed yet; information for meeting in-person with children and youth will be released next week.”
We will need to follow the same guidelines as in June especially regarding communion guidelines and social distancing in the pews like last time. Here is what we are currently looking at in Mass time and protocols:
Masses inside the Church will start with the weekday Masses this Thursday, October 15th and Friday October 16th at 9 am. The Thursday, October 15th and Thursday, October 22nd Sunday Celebration for the At-Risk will continue outside due to adoration. After October 22nd the Mass will also be moved into the church. This weekend Sunday October 18th Masses will use our new time schedule. Sunday Masses, 8:00 am English, 9:30 am English, 11:00 am Spanish and 1:00 pm Latin.
On Saturday, October 24th I will startup Saturday Vigil Mass again at its new time of 5 pm.
On Sunday November 4th the Youth Mass will be at 4:00 pm.
Confessions will continue outside in the Prayer Garden with a time change to 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
We will keep this schedule and times until further notice.
We are limited to 100 people in the Church and have the Hall available for overflow with livestream of the Mass. We have designated parking spaces available on the west side of the Church for those who are at-risk and need to limit exposure to COVID19 with a radio broadcast or internet live streaming available. Call the Office at the end of this week for the radio channels and internet link if you need to remain in your car. Communion will be distributed in the Hall and parking lot by Eucharistic Ministers.
Please keep in mind these are guidelines and directives we are called to follow out of Charity of heart for ourselves and others, for the Common Good of all Parishioners and community and to follow our Bishop’s guidance. We will post guidelines and Safety Protocols with posters throughout the Parish facilities.
Here are the guidelines and responsibilities established by the Bishop for Church attendance.
“General Guiding Elements for all in attendance:
1. Parishioners over the age of 65, whose immune system is compromised, or who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID19 are encouraged to remain at home. The dispensation for Sunday Mass is still in place.
2. All Safe Environment directives apply to the following guidelines.
3. Wash hands thoroughly upon entering and exiting the church building, as well as when entering and exiting the restroom.
4. Wear a face mask before entering the church and throughout the Mass.
Children over the age of 11 must wear a face mask.
5. Bring hand sanitizer to use as needed. Always maintain six-foot radial distance between you and others.
6. Prepare your donation in an envelope ready to be dropped off before or after Mass.
7. Follow the instructions of the priest and ushers as you enter and exit the church.
8. Distribution of Holy Communion will only be in the hand for the time being. The Precious Blood will not be shared, per our usual guidelines during regular flu season.”
Responsibility, requirements and understanding for attendance for Parishioners:
“As we gradually and cautiously re-open our Churches for public worship in accord with Governmental directives, please note the following:
The Parish/Mission will take every precaution it can to disinfect these premises and arrange for proper “Social Distancing” to enhance your safety from the coronavirus. However, by entering this building all individuals agree to the following:
• To acknowledge that the parish cannot guarantee your safety in attending this worship service or other activity.
• To take all responsibility for your own well-being and health against the Novel Coronavirus and hold the parish and Diocese of Fresno harmless (not liable) since the virus can be spread by those who are asymptomatic (That they show no symptoms of COVID19).
• To understand that the normal Sunday obligation to attend Mass is currently suspended in the Diocese of Fresno.
• To not attend Mass or other activities, for the common good, if you are vulnerable, ill or afraid of infection or have been in contact with an individual who tested positive or might be infected with COVID19; but rather to participate by live streaming or other pious devotions.
• To observe proper, “Social Distancing,” of six feet radial distance at all times.
• To follow all instructions given by hospitality ministers, ushers and clergy.
• To wear a mask at all times while in church property.
• To pray for the well-being and health of one another.”
I am truly looking forward to resuming our celebration of the Holy Mass and Sacraments together inside St. Malachy Church. This is a time to gather and join together as the People of God. As the Bishop has asked us we really need to pray for the well-being and health of one another. Remember God is calling each and every one of us to know the joy and promise of eternal life to be with God in Heaven. God the Father blesses us and gives us grace as beloved children. Returning to the Sacraments inside the Church means we unite ourselves with Jesus Christ as brothers and sisters and receive sacramental grace. We St. Malachy Catholic Church are enlivened in faith by the presence of the Holy Spirit in each of our lives. May the Peace and Love of the Holy Trinity be with you all!!
Yours in Christ,
Our Bishop Joseph Brennan has written a letter to the Diocese of Fresno. We are called to prayer and petition in this special time from September 14th through October 23rd. I would like us to be able to do the requested 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration in October comprising of 10 days, 4 hours each day in the Church. We are allowed 10 adorers in the Church at a time. God Bless, Fr Mark
The Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if you were already there,
and I unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
(Saint Alphonsus Liguori)
At Your feet, O my Jesus,
I prostrate myself and I offer You
repentance of my contrite heart,
which is humbled in its nothingness
and in Your holy presence.
I adore You in the Sacrament of Your love,
the ineffable Eucharist.
I desire to receive You
into the poor dwelling that my heart offers You.
While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion,
I wish to possess You in spirit.
Come to me, O my Jesus,
since I, for my part, am coming to You!
May Your love embrace my whole being in life and in death.
I believe in You,
I hope in You,
I love You. Amen.
(Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val)
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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.
Congratulations to our Pastor, Fr Mark Maxon! Happy 8th Anniversary of your priesthood! Thank you for your faithful service to St. Malachy Catholic Church! We await good times ahead when we can celebrate together once again!
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.
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