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Today January 19, 2021, you are invited to join faith communities around the country to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19.
A Washington, DC ceremony will feature lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. It will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost to the pandemic. Cities and towns around the country are invited to join Washington DC in illuminating buildings and ringing church bells in a national moment of unity and remembrance.
The St. Lawrence Martyr Bells will ring at 2:30pm PST today to join in the country-wide moment of remembrance. You are invited to light a candle at home and pray for those lost to COVID 19.
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As you may have heard or seen in the news, the State of California has
allowed Churches to reopen for indoor services. In his letter of December
21, 2020, Archbishop Josรฉ H. Gomez noted that while we can go inside, it
will be safer to continue celebrating outdoor Masses. Likewise, Los Angeles
County Public Health strongly recommends that places of worship continue to
hold services outdoors. While we welcome this news, we are also conscious of
the current dire circumstances caused by the rampant spread of the
coronavirus especially in Southern California. We live in an epicenter.

As a staff we have determined it is best for our community's safety to
continue to hold Mass outdoors on our plaza, where we can accommodate more
people than we could inside the church due to social distancing rules.
Remember, if you are ill or are of high-risk, please stay home. We thank you
for your understanding. We thank all our ministers and hospitality teams who
have aided in our outdoor liturgies. Huge thanks to our wonderful livestream
crew who have brought the Mass to those at home. Let us continue to pray for
the afflicted, for healthcare and essential workers, for the effectiveness
of the vaccine and for an end to the pandemic.

Know that you are all in our prayers,
Msgr. Paul, Msgr. Peter, Fr. Mark, the Deacons and Staff
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As members of St. Lawrence Martyr Roman Catholic Community,
We are called to…

Participate

fully and actively with one another in Prayer and Liturgy, going forth to witness to its spirit in our daily lives

Foster and Preserve

a community where all are invited, welcomed, loved and appreciated

Challenge Ourselves

constantly to see Christ within and among us

Educate

ourselves in the Scriptures and the Tradition of the Catholic Church, thereby developing the tools to share our faith

Serve

people in need, bring about justice where there is inequity, defend human dignity, and promote peace

Recognize

that parish leadership is the responsibility of the entire community and encourage members to answer that call