Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

Re-Opening Information

Please Visit Our Homepage For Our Weekly Mass & Adoration Schedule

Announcements

**World Mission Sunday & Catholic Home Mission Appeal is on Sunday, October 18th: Please make your check out to “Propagation of the Faith” and place your donation in an envelope marked “Home Mission”. It will be collected at the 9:00am Drive-In Mass. You may also drop it off at the Parish Office mail slot. Thank you for your generosity.

**Halloween Drive-In Concert: Join us on Halloween night (October 31st, 6:00-9:00pm) with your family & enjoy the sounds of “Stung” (The Police tribute band) and “JukeboxSF” (80’s to today) from your car in the Rear Parking Lot. Come in costume! Individually bagged candy for the kids! Bring your own dinner – food & drink will not be sold. Price per car is $75. All proceeds support Our Lady of Grace Church. Purchase your tickets in advance by clicking here (tickets will not be sold at the concert). See you there!

**Calendar Raffle – We’re about half-way through the month of October! There’s still time to win fabulous prizesWine and Cheese Basket, Fr. Tom’s Blessed Virgin Mary Basket, (3) CALottery Scratchers (worth $60) and a Fall Fun Basket (worth $360). Winners will be notified by email or phone and posted here. Complete the bottom portion of the calendar and mail or drop off at the Parish Office mailslot with your donation of $20 per ticket (ticket number is not needed). For additional tickets that can be printed from your computer, click here

**RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or entering the Church, please contact the Parish Office at 510-537-0806 for the Zoom Meeting information. All are welcome!

 **40 Days For Life: Now through November 1st, join Fr. Tom and others from Our Lady of Grace and pray at Planned Parenthood in Hayward to help end abortion. To sign up for timeslots, visit: 40daysforlife.com/Hayward.

In 2004, Fr. Tom had the pleasure of meeting Shawn Carney who began 40 Days For Life.

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Watch “Five Positive Trends From 2020”

**Prayer to Overcome Racism (English & Spanish)

Safety Precautions (Please read before arriving to Church)

**Face masks are required when visiting the church.

**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 at the Parish Office door, Monday-Friday (9:00am-4:00pm). Thank you!

Be A Member of Flocknote

Flocknote is a platform Our Lady of Grace is now using 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. Please add “[email protected]” to your list of contacts to prevent updates from ending up in you Spam folder.

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

Resources For At-Home Learning 

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”

View and Download Church Bulletins

Fr. Tom’s Prayers on YouTube

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