Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

Holy Week & Easter Masses

EASTER BLESSINGS!

The Lord is Risen from the dead and has appeared to Mary Magdalene and the Apostles.  May we read the accounts of the Resurrection and the Acts on the Apostles to hear anew this message of hope and inspiration. Death has not won but Christ has been victorious. Love has conquered sin and death. We will celebrate the Ascension in 40 days as the Lord goes to reign from Heaven and we celebrate Pentecost in 50 days where the Holy Spirit is sent to connect us directly with the love of God and join the mission to proclaim it to the ends of the Earth. Jesus Christ Reigns in heaven and earth! The door to heaven has been opened to us.
As we continue to shelter in place let us connect with the Lord in prayer. It is that still small voice which the Lord usually uses in quiet prayer where God reveals his presence and mission for each of us. Please pray for those who are ill, have lost there job or are alone.
Our office can receive messages but calls will be returned on Tuesday and Thursday Easter week.
We depend on donations please sign up for Online Giving by clicking here, mail in your contribution, or drop it in our office mail slot. We have also installed a giving box on the church which is by the front pew which is collected daily.
Peace,
Fr. Tom

Click here to join Fr. Tom’s Livestream Celebration Masses of Holy Week & Easter on Facebook

The Church is closed for all public Services

Triduum Schedule for private church prayer & Livestream Masses

Holy Thursday Private Prayer: April 9, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Facebook livestream (Thomas Czeck) at 7:30PM

Good Friday Private Prayer: April 10, 2020 9:00am-2:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm

Passion Liturgy – Facebook Livestream (Thomas Czeck )at 3PM

Holy Saturday Church is Closed: April 11, 2020

Easter Vigil – Facebook Live stream (Thomas Czeck) at 8PM

Easter Sunday

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: April 12, 2020 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Holy Eucharist Distribution: April 12, 2020 9:00am & 11:00am

Easter Mass: Facebook LiveStream (Thomas Czeck) at 7AM

 

Easter Week Schedule

Mass Facebook Livestream (Thomas Czeck) at 8:15AM Monday – Saturday

Church Open 9AM – 7PM for Private Prayer

Mercy Sunday Mass on Facebook Livestream (Thomas Czeck) at 9AM

Sunday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10am to 5PM

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


PERSONAL PRAYER TIMES IN THE CHURCH DURING THE SACRED TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday: The Church will be open for prayer, 9:00am-12 Noon.

Good Friday: The Church is open for private prayer from 9:00am-2:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm.

Holy Saturday: The Church will be closed.

Easter Sunday: The Blessed Sacrament will be adored, 8:00am-5:00pm in the Church. Eucharist distribution is available at the Gathering Space, at the rear entrance, 9:00am and 11:00am.


Stations of the Cross Video by Fr. Tom – Click here

Holy Week Resources For Families – Click here

Celebrating The Easter Season At Home Guide For Families – Click here

From Formed.org – Engage With Your Faith During Holy Week – Click here