COVID-19 Resources

Foodbank Resources in SB County:

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see emergency food distributions. Foodbank of Santa Barbara county will distribute free, healthy groceries and fresh produce at those locations. No documentation or registration is required. Everyone is welcome. Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and cleanliness of each site.


Livestream Masses:

Daily Mass from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels can be accessed here. Masses begin at 7:00am in Spanish and 12:10pm in English Monday through Friday. 

Sunday Masses from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels can be accessed here. Masses begin at 7:00am in Spanish and 10:00am in English

Daily Mass from Bishop Barron's chapel celebrated either by Bishop Barron himself or by Fr. Steve Grunow are posted each day at 5:15am and can be watched at anytime here.

For a list of other livestreams within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, click here.


Spiritual Communion:

Spiritual Communion is a Christian practice of desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. It is used as a preparation for Holy Mass and by individuals who cannot receive Holy Communion. Archbishop Gomez invites you to be able to join him in spiritual communion here


Stations of the Cross:

The Stations of the Cross is a beautiful devotion that helps us meditate on the Passion of our Lord as we walk to Calvary during this Lenten season. Click here for videos for each of the 14 stations. If you prefer to read the prayers, click here.


Daily Devotionals:

For a list of beautiful and powerful Catholic prayers, including daily prayers, prayers for the sacraments, prayers for the COVID-19, etc., click here.


Magnificat:

During this difficult time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. To sanctify their day and to keep walking in the liturgical rhythm of the Church, Magnificat has made their online version temporarily available to everyone for free. Free temporary access is also available in Spanish here. It is our hope that everyone will take this opportunity to pray with Magnificat in union with the Church each Sunday and weekday. 


Electronic Bulletin:

You may sign up to receive our weekly bulletin electronically by clicking here. The bulletin may also be found on our website here.


Online Giving:

We would like to say: THANK YOU! Many of you have continued your regularly giving and some have even gone beyond. We are grateful! 

We are still operating and our staff is still working. Without collections taking place at Masses, donations have inevitably declined. We understand this is a difficult time for all, but we are hopeful. Our Parish is dependent upon the weekly offering and regular contributions from our parishioners. These gifts allow us to continue our ministry and the ability to maintain our staff. We would be very grateful for your continued financial support at this time. 

Offerings may be mailed directly to the Parish, dropped in the mail slot near the Rectory door, or set up temporarily/permanently through online giving. 

Please note: the Capital Campaign-Called to Renew has been suspended until further notice. 

Thank you for your continued generosity!


Updates from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles:

Click here for the Archdiocese website's updates on the pandemic.


Hearts to Serve:

Hearts to Serve, a hotline to support to all of those in need 855-423-6780 from 8 am to 5 pm daily 


Covid-19 Prayer Hotline:

914-527-1413: Speak to a friar directly at anytime, you are not alone!


Additional Resources: 

The Los Angeles Archdiocese is working diligently to safeguard the well-being of everyone in our parishes. The LA County Department of Health has issued new guidance for faith-based organizations which may help to prevent exposure to COVID-19 and thus help reduce its spread. The attached document is of utmost importanceIf you feel any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, please contact your doctor right away for further instructions. You may also want to review the following pages for more info:

Coronavirus FAQs:

What if I'm exposed:

Charitable feeding

Additionally, here are some resources you may find helpful for anyone in need:


Foodbank Resources in SB County:


 

 

If you or someone you know is high risk, elderly, or disabled, and in need of grocery pick up or an errand, please contact the parish at 805-967-5641 or at office@straphaelsb.org.

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