Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

Upcoming Events

**Pentecost on Sunday, May 31st: Drive-In Mass with Distribution of the Eucharist at 9:00am in the Rear Parking Lot. Please enter at the Somerset Ave. entrance.

**Zoom Bible Study with Fr. Tom – “Lectio: The Eucharist” on Formed.org – Thursdays at 2:00pm. Call the Parish Office at 510-537-0806 to register.

**Militia of the Immaculata on Saturdays in May. Join Fr. Tom on his YouTube page (Thomas Czeck)

New This Week for Families

Teaching Catholic Kids.com article:Sheltering in Place: Time to Discover the Liturgy of Domestic Church Life

Church & Livestream Mass Schedules

Our Lady of Grace Church will be open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to Noon for private prayer.
 
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am. When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, Confession will be available.

On Sundays, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 10:00am-5:00pm.

 
The Holy Eucharist is offered on Sundays at 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM (No Masses) in the Gathering Area outside the Rear Entrance.
 
Our Lady of Grace Livestream Masses on Facebook is as follows:  
Monday to Saturday at 8:15am
Sunday at 9:00am
 
Click here to join us! In the future, we may have a Spanish Mass scheduled.
 
 
 

Bishop Barber’s Catholic Voice article “Coronavirus and the Pastoral Life of the Diocese Update (May 13, 2020) English Spanish

The May 18, 2020 Catholic Voice issue is available online at www.catholicvoiceoakland.org

For prayers by Fr. Tom, click here to visit his YouTube page.

To see EWTN’s Bookmark Brief with Fr. Michael Gaitley’s and his book “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told”, click here

 
Before arriving to Church, we ask you to please read the Safety Precautions below. Thank you.

Safety Precautions

**Face masks are now required when visiting the church and when receiving the Eucharist on Sundays in the Gathering Area.

**It is recommended that no more than 10 gather in the church at one time. Please be brief with your visit. Please wait your turn if there are already 10 people in the church.

**Please observe social distancing of 6 feet between yourself and others.

**Please use the disinfectant wipes provided to clean your area before and after your time in the church.

**We recommend those 65 and older or who have an underlying health condition to please stay at home.

Our Lady of Grace is in full compliance with current disinfecting guidelines. Please follow the posted signs in the Church to help keep all Parishioners & Visitors safe.

 

Weekly Offerings & Donations   

In the last few weeks, we have already experienced decreased giving.  Without your help, we will not be able to maintain our staff, facilities, and ministries in the coming months. We ask for your prayers during this time and we request your weekly offerings from those who are able. We encourage you to drop your offering into the Parish Office mail slot or use Online Giving. Click here for more information & to enroll for free.

You can also help keep Our Lady of Grace open for prayer by donating these much needed items:

  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Hand santizer
  • Tissues

These items may be left in the Church, daily (9:00am-Noon) or at the Parish Office door, Monday-Friday (9:00am-4:00pm). Thank you!

Blessed Sacrament “Take-Out”

Fr. Tom will deliver the Blessed Easter Sacrament to your home. Please call the Parish Office at 510-537-0806 so we may arrange a visit. If you are a senior or have a compromised health condition, the Blessed Sacrament is also offered for you to take home. Please call the Parish Office to reserve a pick-up time outside the office entrance, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm.

Be A Member of Flocknote

Flocknote is a platform Our Lady of Grace is beginning to use to better communicate with our parishioners. When you sign up, Flocknote will send you, through emails, community wide updates so you are always up-to-date with what is happening at our parish.

Hope 4 The Heart Food Giveaway, Every Tues/Wed/Thurs at 12:30pm

Hope 4 The Heart in Hayward is donating food to where it is needed the most.  If you or someone you know could use a helping hand (seniors & families), come to Hope 4 the Heart, 22035 Meekland Ave. in Hayward. All you need to do is bring your shopping bags.

 

Special Indulgences to the Faithful

To read the Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic, click here

Pope Francis’ Special Urbi et Orbi at the Vatican (March 27th)

To read the full text, click here

Resources For At-Home Learning From The Bishop

For Parents, Grandparents & Children, a useful list of websites to encourage & continue at-home learning of the Catholic faith.  Click here

For Families Whose Businesses That Have Suffered or For Those Who Have Lost Employment

For our families whose businesses have been affected by the shutdown, please call the Parish Office at 510-537-0806 with the name of your business so we can support you with our prayers and to list you on our Parish website in our Business Directory. For those who have lost their jobs, please contact us and we will see if we can connect you with our families who own businesses as to when they will be able to hire again.
 

Livestream Daily & Sunday Masses at Local Parishes & Dioceses

St. Joan of Arc in San Ramon, click here

St. Charles Borremeo in Livermore, click here

Catholic Community of Pleasanton, click here

Archdiocese of Oakland, click here

Archdiocese of San Francisco, click here

EWTN Global Catholic Television, click here

Click here for “Suggestions For How to Celebrate a Livestreamed Mass”

To View and Download Church Bulletins, click here