Our Pastoral and Social Services Ministry is here for you
You are not alone! Our Pastoral and Social Services Ministry is here for you. We all face challenges during this time of global pandemic due to COVID-19. The outbreak and subsequent quarantine of our community have caused many households to lose their livelihood, income, and way of life. There may be a feeling of overwhelming stress, depression and/or anxiousness from the isolation and sudden life changes.
If you or someone you know is feeling confused, lonely, and/or afraid it is OK. You are not alone. Susan Dobson, in our Pastoral and Social Services Ministry, is here to help you. The office is open to all at any time (by phone or Face Time or Zoom for meetings.)
Maybe you are not aware that you are grieving. To see some of the common symptoms associated with grieving, click here.
Click on any of the below links for additional resources.
Region XI which includes Diocese of Stockton's Hispanic Ministry, participated in putting together a video about Covid-19. A Representative from each Diocese in the Episcopal Region XI is speaking and encouraging people to follow the protocols, motivating them to keeping their families safe and at home, educating the public and asking to care for the health of all in our communities.
Servicios de Caridades Catolicas, Diocesis de Stockton:
COVID-19. PROGRAMAS DE ASISTENCIA
Ofrecemos asistencia financiera a personas que han sido afectadas por Covid-19 y que tienen acceso limitado a otros recursos. Esta ayuda es para renta, utilidades, comida y otras necesidades básicas. (los fondos son limitados).
(209) 444-5940 o firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAMA DE CONSEJERIA
Se ofrece breve interveción de consejería a travez de plataformas seguras para apoyar a quienes experimentan estrés económica, social y emocional causados por la crisis de Covid-19.
(209) 340-3218 o email@example.com (en los condados de San Joaquin y Estanislaos)
(209) 396-6953 o firstname.lastname@example.org (en los condados de Calaveras y Tuolumne)
Updates from our parish
JuLY 16, 2020
Dear Presentation Parishioners,
As you are aware, due to the increased number of coronavirus cases in our county, indoor worship services have been suspended. Outdoor Masses are an option.
Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass has been dispensed and is still in effect. According to the San Joaquin Office of Emergency Services, “Staying home is still safest. It’s important for San Joaquin County residents to continue staying at home as much as possible, and do their part to keep everyone healthy.”
Beginning on Sunday, July 19th, Mass will be OUTSIDE with the altar in front of the Community Center. Microphones and speakers will be in place.
Keep in mind that we still must adhere to the safety guidelines in place as well as a few additional changes.
10:30 am (also Livestreamed on Facebook)
2:15 pm (Spanish) (ONLY Livestreamed on Facebook)
4:00 pm (Distribution of Communion)
7:00 pm (Spanish)
Additionally, Mass will be Livestreamed on weekdays and Saturdays at 7:00 am and on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm (Spanish).
BE READY! Be ready to be kind, caring, supportive, patient, and alert. Most of all, be ready to worship God and celebrate with us in a safe environment.
Estimados Feligreses de Presentación,
Como ustedes saben, debido al aumento en el número de casos de coronavirus en nuestro condado, los servicios litúrgicos en interiores han sido suspendidos. Las Misas al aire libre son una opción.
Recuerde que la obligación de asistir a Misa se ha dispensado y aún está vigente. Según la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia de San Joaquín, “Quedarse en casa sigue siendo lo más seguro. Es importante que los residentes del condado de San Joaquín continúen en casa tanto como sea posible y hagan su parte para mantener a todos saludables ".
Comenzando el Domingo 19 de Julio, la Misa será AFUERA con el altar frente al Centro Comunitario. Se colocarán micrófonos y vocinas.
Tenga en cuenta que aún debemos cumplir con las pautas de seguridad vigentes, así como con algunos cambios adicionales.
10:30 am (también vivo en Facebook)
2:15 pm (Español) (Vivo en Facebook – NO es una Misa pública)
4:00 pm (Distribución de Comunión)
7:00 pm (Español)
ESTÉN LISTOS! Prepárese para ser amable, atento, solidario, paciente y alerta. Sobre todo, prepárate para adorar a Dios y celebrar con nosotros en un ambiente seguro.
JUly 13, 2020
All Celebrations are closed to the public until further notice. They will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. After the celebration, the recordings will also be available on our YouTube channel and website. The dispensation of attending Mass on Sundays and days of obligation will continue until further notice.
Dear Presentation Family,
Effective today, July 13, due to the increase in the coronavirus surge, Governor Newsom has closed the indoor operations of places of worship.
The priests will celebrate Mass in the empty church. We will continue to livestream daily Mass at 7:00 am, Tuesday Mass at 5:30 pm (Spanish), and Sunday Masses at 10:30 am and 2:15 pm (Spanish). We will have Distribution of Communion on Sundays at 4:00 pm in front of the church.
We assure everyone that we will continue our regularly-scheduled Confession times (Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday at 8:30 am) in front of the church.
Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters and for an end to the pandemic. Thank you.
Todas las celebraciones están cerradas al público hasta nuevo aviso. Se transmitirán en vivo en nuestra página de Facebook. Después de la celebración, las grabaciones también estarán disponibles en nuestro canal y sitio web de YouTube. La dispensa de asistir a misa los domingos y días de obligación continuará hasta nuevo aviso.
Querida Familia de Presentación,
A partir de hoy, 13 de julio, debido al aumento de contagió del coronavirus, el Gobernador Newsom ha cerrado las operaciones interiores de las Iglesias.
Los sacerdotes celebrarán la Misa en la iglesia vacía. Continuaremos transmitiendo en vivo Misa diaria a las 7:00 a.m., Misa los martes a las 5:30 p.m. (Español) y Misas dominicales a las 10:30 a.m. y 2:15 p.m. (Español). Tendremos Distribución de Comunión los domingos a las 4:00 p.m. en frente a la iglesia.
Aseguramos a todos que continuaremos nuestro horario de Confesiones programado regularmente (lunes, miércoles, viernes a las 5:00 p.m. y sábado a las 8:30 a.m.) enfrente de la Iglesia.
Continúe orando por nuestros hermanos y hermanas y por el fin de la pandemia. Gracias.
June 8, 2020
THE CHURCH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -with a limited capacity as of June 8, 2020.
SCHEDULE OF SUNDAY MASS/DISTRIBUTION OF COMMUNION
DAILY MASS (Monday-Saturday)
WEEKDAY SPANISH MASS
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND BENEDICTION
Please keep in mind, our duty to continue to assist with the financial support of the Church (cf. canons 22 §1 and 1983 of the Code of Canon Law) and should consider giving electronically via our website or by mailing a check to our parish.
AL 8 DE JUNIO DE 2020
LA IGLESIA ESTÁ ABIERTA AL PÚBLICO - con una capacidad limitada
MISA DOMINICAL/DISTRIBUCION DE LA COMUNION
MISA DIARIA (Lunes-Sábado)
MISA EN ESPAÑOL LOS DÍAS DE LA SEMANA
ADORACÍON EUCHARÍSTICA Y BENDICIÓN
Ingrese desde Harrisburg y espere a lo largo de los arbustos de adelfas en McClellan si hay una larga cola. Siga las indicaciones. Para su protección y la protección de nuestros sacerdotes, si va a confesarse en un automóvil o al caminar, use una máscara y mantenga un distanciamiento social seguro de al menos seis (6) pies.
March 26, 2020
March 20, 2020
As of Friday, March 20, 2020
THE CHURCH IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
March 18, 2020
Until further notice, the church will be open for private prayer, but there will be NO PUBLIC MASSES.
In order to cooperate with our public officials as they try to find ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus, our Bishop Myron Cotta made the following statement on Monday:
“Earlier today, following the guidance of state and national public health officials, and out of love and concern for God’s people, the Diocese of Stockton made the very difficult decision to suspend all public daily and Sunday Masses until further notice beginning on Wednesday, March 18.”
My Dear Parishioners,
Gathering for Mass is our greatest consolation. For Catholics, the Mass is the hidden treasure, the pearl of great price. The Mass attracts us and causes us to gather at the altar like nestlings awaiting nourishment. We are attracted like moths are drawn to lamplight. This is obviously a problem for our public health authorities who are trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus! However, we must cooperate with our public officials for the good of our community. This saddens us, of course, especially during this holy time of the year. For the next few weeks or months, we will have to live without the privilege of gathering for the Eucharist. We will be living in solidarity with the many people in the world who can never attend Mass because they live in remote places, or Communist countries, or places where there is persecution by Islamic or Hindu extremists. There are also many people in our community who are homebound and therefore can never come to Mass.
We must remain strong in our Catholic faith. We have faith that it is God’s will for us to respect civil authorities. As St. Paul wrote: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1) Also we must obey our bishop. We must remember that the bishops do have the authority within their dioceses to suspend the ecclesial law of obligatory Mass attendance. We can be at peace. The Bible teaches us that what the bishops declare on earth is valid with God in heaven. Jesus said to his apostles: “whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Jesus said this to Peter in Matthew 16:19 and to all the apostles in Matthew 18:18). God in his mercy has given us the great solace of always knowing the will of God, even when unusual circumstances arise in every age. Nevertheless, it is sad and painful for Catholics to stay away from Mass, especially those who come to Mass daily to receive the Bread from Heaven.
Instead of coming to Mass, you will have to stay home and pray as a family. Perhaps read the Mass readings for the day. At home we can pray the rosary as a family. We can pray the Chaplet of Mercy which is similar to the Mass because it is an offering of “the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord” for the sake of the whole world. You can receive our Lord spiritually by praying the spiritual communion prayer (printed below).
You are also welcome to come and pray in our church, which will be open from 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM daily for anyone who desires to come and pray in the Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The tabernacle has been moved onto the main altar of the church so that no one will have to sit close together in the confined space of our side chapel. Priests will be available to hear confessions every day of the week from 4:45 until 5:30 PM in the church. The parish office will remain closed but staff members and priests will be working and will be available by telephone.
Keep in mind that the priests will continue to say their private Masses every day at other times. Some of these Masses will video recorded and broadcast on the internet for everyone to watch. To follow directives of the Bishop of Stockton and public health officials, and for the safety of our community during the time that we are recording Mass and other liturgical celebrations, the church will be closed to the public. All are encouraged to watch a livestream of our Sunday Mass on our Facebook page (@PresentationChurchStockton). The recording may also be located on our YouTube channel. The English Mass is celebrated at 10:30 AM and the Spanish Mass is celebrated at 2:15 PM. Although there will not be a gathering of parishioners, we will still offer Masses each day. The world could not survive if Masses were discontinued! From the altars of each parish the Lord Jesus will continually plea on our behalf to our heavenly father “…because he remains forever, has a priesthood that does not pass away… since he lives forever to make intercession for them… We have such a high priest… a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up.” (Hebrews 7:24-25; 8:1-2)
Fr. Mark Wagner
March 15, 2020
Religious Education Department (K-8): Effective 3/15/2020
In an effort to protect all of our children and to prevent and/or reduce the spread of the virus, all Faith Formation classes are cancelled until further notice. Should you have any questions feel free to contact Nancy Gomez, our Minister of Religious Education, at 320-5714 or email
Presentation Parish School: Effective 3/15/2020
Presentation Parish School CLOSED March 16th-March 27th. May God bless us and protect us! In God we trust!
Use of Facility/Meeting Rooms: Effective 3/15/2020
All non-essential meetings have been cancelled.
March 13, 2020
Postponements & Cancellations: Effective 3/13/2020
In our parish, we will also be canceling and postponing events such as:
Letter from our Pastor (3/13/2020)
Bishop's Office - March 20, 2020
On Thursday evening, March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom put in place a stay-at-home order for the entire state. With this, we sadly must place more restrictive provisions than the ones that were communicated to you on Tuesday.
In the Peace of Christ,
+Bishop Myron J. Cotta
Bishop's OFfice - March 17, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I pray that this finds you healthy and coping well with the rapidly changing landscape of our day to day lives.
Earlier today, following the guidance of state and national public health officials, and out of love and concern for God’s people, the Diocese of Stockton made the very difficult decision to suspend all public daily and Sunday Masses until further notice beginning on Wednesday, March 18. Parishes are encouraged to open their church buildings on Sundays and throughout the week for parishioners and others who wish to pray and seek spiritual consolation. Please contact your local parish to learn if, and when, the church will be open. We will continue to post updates, information and resources, including those for online Masses, on our website: www.stocktondiocese.org.
Let us keep in our prayers all who have already been impacted by the Coronavirus, especially those who have lost their life. We pray for all medical professionals who are and will be dealing with anyone suffering from this illness. May our Holy Mother, Health of the Sick, intercede for us during this time.
In the Peace of Christ,
+Bishop Myron J. Cotta
wAYS TO sUPPORT OUR pARISH:
A Faith Response to Coronavirus
Act of Spiritual Communion
CDC Prevention and Treatment
California Department of Public Health - Info
San Joaquin County Public Health Services