Mass and Confession Times

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MASS SCHEDULE

For now, per the Diocese of San Jose, we will follow the directives of the Santa Clara County Public Health Officer, who at this time is permitting indoor worship in groups no larger than 100 persons, or outdoor worship in groups no larger than 200 persons, or automobile-based gatherings of 100 automobiles.  Therefore, we will utilize our church for smaller gatherings and the big parking lot for larger ones (depending upon the mass time).

Obviously, this is a difficult limitation, which is why if the person limit has been met when you arrive, we will unfortunately not be able to take any more people for those Masses.  We ask for your patience and understanding, to wait for a later Mass.

Please take a good look at the new mass schedule, it has changed.

*Mass locations will be subject to change, so please attentive to that possibility upon arrival.

Weekend Mass Schedule – Saturday & Sunday

Saturday

6:30AM           Parking lot (100 car limit)
8:00AM           Inside Church (limit 100 persons)
5:00PM           Parking lot (100 car limit)
7:00PM           Parking lot (100 car limit)

Sunday
6:30AM           Parking lot (100 car limit)
8:00AM           Parking lot (100 car limit)
10:00AM         Parking lot (100 car limit)
12PM                Parking lot (100 car limit)
2:00PM           Parking lot (100 car limit)
4:00PM           Parking lot (100 car limit)
6:00PM           Spanish Mass – Parking lot (100 car limit)
8:00PM           Parking lot (100 car limit)

Weekday Mass Schedule – Monday to Friday

6:30AM           Parking lot (100 car limit)
8:00AM           Inside Church (limit 100 persons)
12PM               Parking lot (100 car limit)
5:15PM            Parking lot (100 car limit)

Prayers & Devotions (live-streamed to both Facebook and Youtube):

  • 11am Monday to Saturday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • 11am Tuesday Priest-Led Holy Hour: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Benediction
  • 6pm Weekly Novena of St. Anthony on Tuesdays
  • 6pm Weekly Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesdays

Mass at OLOP (live-streamed to both Facebook and Youtube):

  • 8am Monday to Saturday Daily Mass
  • 9am Sunday online English Mass
  • 11am Domingo online Misa en Español
  

Confession Schedule
(located outside next to the rectory building)

  • Monday: 12:00noon, 5:15pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 8:00am, 12:00noon, 5:15pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am, 3:30pm through the 7:00pm Mass
  • Sunday: during each of the Sunday Masses

Confessions are held outside next the rectory building during the times listed above.


Important Notes:

  • During this phase, as we have been doing, we will Livestream the evening devotions online without the Mass, e.g., St. Anthony, Mother of Perpetual Help, etc.
  • For the Masses in the Courtyard area (8AM), we are requesting that you bring your own chair to use during this outdoor phase of re-opening. This will prevent cross contamination and cut down on sanitizing demands.
  • We will probably need to keep this Mass schedule during the re-opening phases and we will reassess periodically.
  • We will live stream the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through the night on our You Tube channel only.
  • We will live stream the 8am Mass on Monday through Saturday, and we will live stream the 9AM English Mass and the 11AM Spanish Mass on Sundays.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • Please bring your own mask.  Those 6 years old and up will need to wear a face mask or other adequate face covering.
  • Please bring your own hand sanitizer that can be used before receiving Holy Communion.  Note: You should bring your own mask and hand sanitizer with you to any parish or Diocesan function.
  • Please bring your own chair for Masses in the courtyard
  • You should refrain from attending public worship, parish activities, or coming to the church for private prayer and devotion if:
    •  you are in a high-risk category (above age of 65; underlying health issue or compromised immune system),
    • if you have been exposed to COVID-19,
    • or if you are ill (coughing/sneezing, fever of 100f or higher, or are feeling ill)

MASS ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

* Please note that during this outdoor phase of public worship the large parking lot will be closed off for Masses.  Therefore, for visits to the Shrine, for Adoration or Confession, please park in the small parking lots.

  • Mass in the Courtyard: Please form a line before mass begins.  Please follow the instructions of the ushers who will be helping direct you to your places.
    • You will be instructed to maintain a social distance between the households (6ft).
    • Children must always remain under the close supervision of parents/family at all times.
  • Mass in the parking lot: The only entrance/exit will be from Our Lady’s Way. There will be a security guard and volunteers who will direct you to your parking spots.
    • Please stay in your vehicles at all times, unless you need to line up for confession or use the restroom. The restrooms that are designated for public use are only in the Family Learning Center.
    • The vehicles will also need to remain at least six feet apart.
    • We will broadcast the Mass on an FM radio signal (92.9 FM) so that you can follow along from your vehicle and we will announce the station to you upon arrival.
    • Due to county restrictions, Mass is limited to 100 cars only. Holy Communion can only be distributed to those in their vehicles in the parking lot participating in the Mass.

MASS PROCEDURES

  • Masses will be conducted as you have seen on the Livestream with reduced number of people in and around the sanctuary.
    • During this phase there will be no altar servers or choirs, and there will be only one lector for each Mass.
  • Collection. Collection baskets will not to be passed during the liturgy.  You will be able to place your weekly gift in a basket as you enter or exit your section or the parking lot.  We strongly encourage online giving via the parish website (olop-shrine.org), as it minimizes contact and processing.  Mailing your envelope to the parish office is always an option as well.  We count on your continued financial support–many thanks to those who have contributed online!
  • Receive Holy Communion reverently only by hands during this phase.
    • Before receiving Communion, the faithful are to use hand sanitizer.
    • In the Courtyard Mass: There will be designated communion lines; ushers will assist. The faithful keep their face coverings on and join the line, maintaining the required physical distance.
    • In the Parking lot Mass: Eucharistic ministers will walk to each car. Please make sure the car windows are down before the Eucharistic Minister arrives.
  • The faithful approach the priest/deacon/extraordinary minister wearing their face masks and extending their hands, maintaining as much distance as possible.
    • With their free hand, they lower their face mask, consume the host, reposition their face mask, and return to their seat and then re-sanitize their hands.

MASS DEPARTURE PROCEDURES 

  • After the final blessing, parishioners should remain in their place.
    • You will be dismissed in an orderly fashion.
  • Make sure you wash your hands when you arrive to your respective homes.

CLEANING PROCEDURES

  • We will continue to implement cleanliness and sanitization practices.
  • During the week, we will continue to conduct the sanitization practices after the Masses and periodically throughout the day. We request your patience and cooperation with those who will be doing the disinfecting during those intervals, which may mean you will have to vacate your seat or step outside for a moment while the area is cleaned.
  • Disinfecting bathrooms, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces occur throughout the day.