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This Church is our heavenly Father's house, a place of solace and grace, so feel at home. Enter reverently, pray quietly, sing joyfully, listen attentively, give cheerfully, and come back gladly. We are a welcoming Catholic Community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. If you are new to our Community, WELCOME!
 


St. Denis Catholic Community
2151 S. Diamond Bar Blvd.,
Diamond Bar, CA 91765


Pastoral Office is open
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    every day, except Tuesdays and holidays
 
Phone:  (909) 861-7106
Fax:  (909) 861-2697


 

 


 

Zooming at St. Denis

Topic:  “Youth and Young Adult Ministry”
Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Jasmine Blackburn, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and Deacon Dennis will continue a dialog on what the Church and the parish can do for young people, many of whom have drifted away from the Catholic faith.  This Zoom meeting is for young people as well for everyone who journeys with them in faith and love.

To join Thursday’s meeting, please click on the following Zoom link shortly before 7:00 p.m.: 
https://zoom.us/j/97666579912?pwd=L0djQUtqNGxHL01oMklTZEdwRGswdz09
(If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can download the Zoom app from this link just before the meeting.)

 


 

Masses:

Monday through Thursday:  8:00 a.m. (also livestreamed)

Friday:             8:00 a.m. (also livestreamed)
                       7:00 p.m. followed by a Holy Hour (also livestreamed)

Saturday:         8:00 a.m. (also livestreamed)
                       5:30 p.m. (Sunday vigil with cantor, organ/piano)

Sunday:           7:00 a.m. (no music)
                       9:00 a.m. (cantor, organ/piano)
                       11:00 a.m. (cantor, organ/piano; also livestreamed) 
                       1:00 p.m. (cantor, piano)
                       5:30 p.m. (contemporary music with cantors, piano; also livestreamed)

                       A worship aid for the Sunday Masses will be posted here.


We livestream Masses and Holy Hour via our Facebook page and then upload the video shortly thereafter to our YouTube channel.

"Permission to podcast/stream the music in these services is obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A730717. All rights reserved.”

COVID-19 Reminders


Seating in the courtyard:

All seating for Masses and other activities is in our courtyard on a first-come, first-serve basis, with each chair being spaced apart from other chairs by at least six feet.  The chairs are cleaned after every Mass; and tents in the courtyard provide shade for about half of the chairs.  

Depending on the weather and the time of day, you may want to wear a sunhat, sunglasses, and sunblock and bring an umbrella and a water bottle.  You may also bring your own chair or a seat cushion.


Confessions in the courtyard:

Monday through Saturday:  After the 8:00 a.m. Mass 
Friday:             5:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday:         3:00-4:30 p.m.  

You may schedule confession with a priest at another time by calling the Pastoral Office (909-861-7106).


Blessed Sacrament Chapel hours: 

Monday through Thursday:    8:30-9:30 a.m.
                                           3:00-5:00 p.m. 
Friday:             3:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday:         8:30-9:30 a.m.

Enter the chapel through the open door that faces the church’s lower parking lot.  People need to maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet and wear face coverings.  Seating is limited to nine people. 


Holy Hour and Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration in the courtyard:

Friday:             8:30-9:30 a.m.  Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration
                       7:45-8:45 p.m.  Holy Hour (a worship aid will be posted here)        

 


 

Links for Livestreamed Masses and Holy Hours
 

 



Mass, Sunday at 5:30 p.m. (8-2-20)
(Worship Aid with Readings)
 

Mass, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (8-2-20)
(Worship Aid with Readings)

 

Videos of all of our liturgies that were livestreamed or recorded from March 27 onward are available on St. Denis’s YouTube channel.

 


 

Zooming at St. Denis

Join the priests and deacons
for prayer and faith formation

Monday-Thursday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom


Monday through Thursday at 7:00 p.m., the priests and deacons lead parishioners in prayer and faith formation via Zoom.  To join them, just click on the Zoom link below on or shortly before 7:00 p.m. for the relevant weekday. 

Zoom helps all of us to connect with each other “face to face” online during this time of social distancing.  If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can download the Zoom app from a link below just before the meeting.

Monday at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. Dennis (Gospel Reflection Process using the upcoming Sunday Gospel)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96103613303?pwd=aVdsbSt3SUhhM2FHVmtBZW4rUHRsUT09
(Handout for 8-3-20)

Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. John (prayer and faith formation)
Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/93717806023?pwd=QjkzNDFtRGcyc0E2U3dFQm1LVzl6Zz09
(a handout may be posted here prior to the meeting)

Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Al or Deacon Dennis (prayer and faith formation)
Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/96494715018?pwd=a2ZMcVkwY1p6bG94UGZBdTZXMEFjUT09
(a handout may be posted here prior to the meeting)

Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Dennis and Jasmine Blackburn (for young people, young adults, and others)
Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/97666579912?pwd=L0djQUtqNGxHL01oMklTZEdwRGswdz09

 


 

Fr. Vincent Returned to India on Monday, July 27

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

The time has come for me to say “Thank you” and “Good bye” to you.  As you know, my visa to stay in the United States is for five years.  By July 30th, my Visa expires.  I spent all of my five years with all of you loving and wonderful people of St. Denis Parish.  Truly you are great.  In fact, I am very sad to go away once and for all from such a loving, caring, and kind people.  I never felt that I am from India, but always felt one with all of you.  You all accepted me as I am and one among you. There are no words to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for your love, care, and concern.  Please accept my sincere and heartfelt thanks for everything that you have been to me and for the orphan children.

I would like to thank Fr. John, our pastor, for his kind heart for inviting our parishioners to support the cause of the orphan children.  Also I sincerely thank Fr. Dennis for his sociability with the people and his helping hand when necessary.  In a special way I would like to thank each and every one of the pastoral staff members who were so good to me in all the ways possible.

Please continue to pray for me and the orphan children.  Already my bishop in India has assigned me to a new parish.  I will be the pioneer to this parish.  I have to develop this parish as well as take care of the orphan children.  Your kind and generous help is always welcome.  I would appreciate very much if you would continue to help me in this regard.  My E-mail is:  frvincia@yahoo.co.in.  You may contact me any time you like.  As soon as I know it, I will give you my residential address.  

I assure you of my sincere prayers.  May the good Lord Jesus bless you and all your family members with good health and happiness all through your lives.  

Once again, a million thanks to you and all your family members; and please continue to pray for me.

Yours sincerely in the Lord,


Fr. A. Vincent

 


 

St. Denis Now

St. Denis Now is a video series in which Fr. John Palmer talks with different members of the St. Denis community about what’s happening at St. Denis.  All of the episodes are available on St. Denis’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
 

In Episode 4, Fr. John talks with Celia Flores, our Director of Religious Education.  She explains how she and her catechists are helping the children and their families grow in the faith even though everyone is at home because of the Governor's "Stay at Home Order."
 

In Episode 3, Fr. John talks with Patrick Zubiate, who is our Director of Music.  They talk about reopening St. Denis Church. 
 

In Episode 2, Fr. John interviews Veronica Smith, a parishioner who is a licensed clinical social worker.  She advises parents, children, and all of us what we can do to deal with the anxiety, stress, and depression caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
 

In Episode 1, Fr. John talks with Jasmine Blackburn, who is our director of Teen Confirmation and Youth Ministry; and they discuss the way forward for St. Denis after COVID-19 in the weeks and months ahead. 

 


 

 


Archbishop José Gomez invites every Catholic to make his or her commitment for 2020 to Together in Mission, which provides financial assistance to 67 poor parishes and 74 poor Catholic schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. 

This year, our parish has been asked to raise $129,494.  Last year, 488 parish donors helped us to raise $142,003; and we exceeded our goal for the first time in several years.  We sincerely thank everyone who contributed last year and who will contribute this year to Together in Mission.  

This year’s theme “Our Story is Alive” reminds us that our gifts to Together in Mission are an active demonstration of our faith and love for those in our Archdiocese who need our support.  Please make a pledge with the information that was mailed to your home, the pledge envelopes that are available in the pews, online at ourmissionla.org/give, or by calling 213-637-7672.

When making a pledge, please indicate that St. Denis is your parish so that your pledge and donations will count toward St. Denis's 2020 goal.

Your gifts to Together in Mission ensure that every Catholic living in the Archdiocese has a parish to celebrate their faith and access to a Catholic school education.  You are living your faith through your actions when you support Together in Mission. 

Thank you for your generosity.

Again, the website for Together in Mission is ourmissionla.org/give; and please do not forget to select St Denis as your parish.

 

 



Important notice

The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will be postponed due to the current situation caused by the corona pandemic. The basis for this is a decision of the district administration of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which prohibits the performance of the event planned from 16.05.2020 to 04.10.2020. The health of our guests and participants is our highest priority, therefore the responsible persons have decided to postpone the premiere of the Passion Play, which was planned for 16 May 2020, until 2022. The premiere is now scheduled for May 21, 2022.


The health of the population is a top priority for the community of Oberammergau and the directing team around Christian Stückl as well. The Corona pandemic has made it impossible to complete this year's play without endangering the performers and guests. Furthermore, the perspective for this year is unclear. A postponement of only a few months seemed unacceptable to everyone involved.
 



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Reflections from
Fr. Dennis

(8-6-20)
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