Statement On Religious Exemption For Vaccination
“Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community. In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good.” - USCCB, Moral Considerations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccines
The following links might be helpful in understanding the morality of receiving the vaccine:
An informative article about Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition and COVID-19 Vaccines
A Message from our Pastor, Fr. Bobby
Shout with joy for Jacob, exult at the head of the nations; proclaim your praise and say: The LORD has delivered his people, I will gather them from the ends of the world, Today on World Mission Sunday we remember that the good news of the Gospel is meant for all people, everywhere. The friar seen on the mission poster and envelopes is my friend, Capuchin Franciscan Bishop Don Lippert. He serves with joy the people of Papua New Guinea. We pray for him and for all missionaries, and especially that the people of every land may hear of the love of God poured out in Jesus Christ and may live with us our Catholic Christian faith.
May the Lord bless you all! Fr. Bobby
As we emerge from a time of crisis, Jesus invites His Church in Los Angeles to rise anew. With providential timing, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has an occasion for such a new beginning: the 250th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Gabriel Archangel by St. Junípero Serra. As proclaimed at each Mass, Archbishop José H. Gomez has declared a Jubilee Year in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles beginning September 11, 2021, and concluding September 10, 2022. This “Forward in Mission” Jubilee Year celebration will be a special time of grace not only to remember the rich legacy of the Catholic faith in this land but above all, to revive the life of faith in our local Church through a fresh proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the raising up of a new generation of missionary disciples. To read the proclamation letter of the Jubilee Year by Archbishop Gomez and to see additional information, visit forwardinmission.com.
Local Santa Ynez Valley Food Resources
Food Bank Santa Barbara County Distribution Sites:
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE - Food Distribution Program -
BUELLTON SENIOR CENTER
"In this difficult moment, we ask God for his grace, that we might bear this burden together with patience and charity, united as one family of God in his universal Church." Archbishop Jose Gomez. Read a reflection on the pandemic from Archbishop Gomez...
"Keep your eyes fixed on the outstretched arms of Christ crucified, let yourself be saved over and over again." Pope Francis