Please read this letter from our pastor, Fr. Fryar, which has details of St. Vitus's protocol for re-opening in the midst of the Covid-19 virus.
Update July 14: St. Vitus will continue with outdoor Masses and Confessions as noted below.
Among other measures, a large tent has been set up for Masses to accommodate social distancing in open air.
Sunday - 7 a.m. (reserved for senior members of the parish and those who may be vulnerable), 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
You will need to make a reservation to attend Mass on Sunday at St. Vitus. Only people on the list will be admitted.
To request a reservation for Sunday Mass, please call the parish office on Wed./Thurs./Fri. during the hours of
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Do not leave a message or contact any other way. Parish office phone is: (626) 424-1962.
Until restrictions are lifted, we will give preference to St. Vitus parishioners.
Consider attending Mass during the week, as the Sunday Obligation is not in force, due the dispensation from the Archbishop. UPDATED Mass times for July:
Monday - 6:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Tuesday - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - 6:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Thursday - 6:15 a.m.
Friday - 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday - 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion: Communion will be given on the tongue. Communicants will observe social distancing and receive one at a time, rather than across the altar rail. The priest will sanitize his fingers in a bowl of alcohol and dry them on a purificator after he distributes Communion to each person.
Please remember that Holy Communion is optional. Our method of giving Communion on the tongue is not optional. We cannot give you Communion in the hand at the Extraordinary Form. If you feel you should not go to Communion, please remain in your seat. If you receive Communion you understand that it will be at your own risk.
You may also join us on Live Mass. Here is our broadcast schedule:
Sunday: 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 p.m. Rebroadcast of 6:15 a.m. Mass
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.
Mon., Wed., Fri. at 11 a.m.
Tues. and Fri. at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday at 9 a.m.
No Confessions on Thursday and Sunday
Confessions will take place under a tent on the garden side of the church. There is privacy there and a screen will be placed. Please stand at the screen and speak your confession in a normal voice. The priest will be six feet away. Please do not touch the screen or get too close to it. While waiting in line for confession, please keep social distancing.
Baptisms can now be scheduled at any time, beginning from June 3. All the other sacraments can be scheduled after June 3, as well. First Communions will be on the Feast of Corpus Christi; Thurs. June 11. Please arrange with one of the priests to hear the First Confession of your child at some point before then.
Light a Candle at St. Vitus:
Make a donation, Fr. Fryar will receive a notice and will light a candle for you in front of Our Lady of Solitude at St. Vitus Parish. That candle will burn in your place, as if you were kneeling there, offering your intentions to Our Blessed Mother:
Decrees from Apostolic Penitentiary:
What is the "Apostolic Penitentiary"?
A tribunal of the Roman Curia responsible for issues relating to the forgiveness of sins and with jurisdiction over indulgences. It is currently led by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, maior poenitentiarius.
For more on Indulgences, please visit: Regulations on Indulgences, Apostolic Penitentiary.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society:
St. Vitus parish has a chapter of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society who are currently assisting those affected by the pandemic.
If you are in need, please contact: