Faith Formation News

Faith Formation News

Religious Education Sundays

January 23-9:00AM-Virtual

January 30-NO CLASS


  Teen Confirmation Mondays

January 24-7:00PM-Year I-Virtual

January 31-Year II-Virtual


Please contact Ms. Cheli Valdez at (626)792-6844 or at: for information.


Infant Baptism Class For Parents and Godparents

Infant Baptism Class

For Parents and Godparents

Saturday, October 2 at 10:00AM—Zoom

This class is for parents and godparents of infants to be baptized. This class is required by the Archdiocese.


For registration and Zoom connection please contact the church office.



ABVM Church Reopening Details and Rectory Hours Updated 11-07-2021

Dear Friends,

As we reopen, I am looking forward to celebrating the Eucharist with you again. We will open gradually so that we can take everyone along. Here are the changes that will go into effect as of June 27, 2021.

Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals outdoors or indoors for religious services.

Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals outdoors when social distancing is not possible, and at all times indoors.

Parishes are not to verify who is and who is not vaccinated.


3:30-4:30 pm Confession (Inside the church)
5:00 pm Mass (inside the church)
7:30 a.m. Mass (inside the Church)
9:00 a.m. Mass (inside the Church) with Live Stream
11:00 a.m. Mass (inside the Church) with Live Stream
5:00 pm Mass (Inside the Church beginning Sept. 5th)

The Church doors are now open for private prayer and devotion and other liturgical activities. We open for Morning Prayers at 7:45 a.m. followed by Morning Mass at 8:15 a.m. Mass. The doors will remain open till 4 pm.

No Capacity limit, our previous seating capacity of 750 remains.

No Social Distancing. The artificial dividers will be removed.  We have designated the area behind the Musicians as our “social distancing” section of at least three feet between families.

The seat numbers will remain, should anyone like to practice social distancing.

For now, Holy Communion will be offered in the form of bread only. Communion on the hand is strongly encouraged. The Ministers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are encouraged to sanitize their hands before distributing Communion and after Communion has concluded.

We will discontinue the bringing of Communion to the pews effective June 27.

We will discontinue the “drive-thru” style of Communion after June 27.

We are no longer required to sanitize after each liturgy or service.

We will discontinue the practice of hand sanitization prior to Communion. Those who want it can bring their own individual hand sanitizer, and we will have sanitizer at the doors.

The use of hand sanitizer is no longer required for entry into buildings. However, hand sanitation will be available for all visitors in the church.

All liturgical ministers—Altar Servers (vested), Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (if needed), Ministers of Hospitality—should exercise their ministries as usual in the celebration of the liturgy.  Eucharistic Ministers must wear a mask during Communion distribution.

Our ushers will continue to use collection baskets on poles to handle the Offertory Collection.

We will resume all forms of Liturgical procession (i.e., the entrance procession, the Gospel procession, the procession of the offertory gifts, and the recessional procession) gradually. It will depend on availability of ministers.



We will continue to hear Confession on Saturdays, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Confessions will be heard in the church.



First Communion, Confirmation, Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, and other religious services (e.g., Private Prayer, Adoration, Devotions, Prayer Services) are allowed to take place indoors without capacity limitations, or social distancing.



I am fully aware that not all are comfortable with a lack of social distancing. Some of us would still like to continue to practice social distancing. We have designated the area behind the Musicians as our “social distancing” section of at least three feet between families.



The office is open for in-person transactions beginning on Monday, June 28, 2021. No mask is required, if you are fully vaccinated.  Office Hours MONDAY— FRIDAY: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. The office is closed on Saturday and some Public Holidays.


TIME: From 8:00am to 12:00 pm.



The Archdiocesan guidelines state: “Distribution and reception of Communion in the form of a “drive-thru” style is not allowed.” Today, June 27, will be our last day. Our Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound can bring the Eucharist to your home if you are unable to come to Mass due to infirmity. Please call the office and give them your address and phone number so we can schedule a Minister. Watch our 9 a.m. live stream Mass. The Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to you after that Mass.


Next week we will discuss about group meeting re-opening and Anointing of the Sick.


Thanks, and God bless you. Have a great week,

Fr. Mike Ume


Getting Vaccinated is an Act of Charity


Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community. It…should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good.” -USCCB

The COVID-19 vaccines are easy to find at local pharmacies and other health facilities.

Pope Francis and Archbishop Gomez have mandated that parishes are not to provide religious exemption letters regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.

Please read FAQ from the LA Diocese on 5 questions and the answers:


Intercessory Prayer Group Returns

Monday, October 4 at 7:00PM Church


The Intercessory Prayer Group will return to the church on Mondays at 7:00PM, to meet to pray for vocations and other needs. They begin on Monday, October 4.