Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


With growing concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) it’s important that we continue to be vigilant about taking precautions against the spread of disease. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that the incidence of flu and flu-like illnesses is still widespread and at a level requiring we do everything reasonably possible to mitigate the spread of infection.

In order to protect the health and well-being of everyone, the Diocese of Sacramento continues to monitor developments by local health professionals, including the CDPH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This page serves as our hub to share with you the latest information and resources as the situation develops.


Decree from the Diocese :

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Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic, 20.03.2020

Letter From Father Carl:

March 21, 2020
Dear brothers and sisters of St. Dominic parish,
In the midst of this ever-developing COVID-19 situation, I am happy to share some good news with you. Thanks to the hard work of Br. Athanasius, Dalia Nino, and others, our live-stream for Mass is now up and running! We will continue to work to make it better. You can view it on the website ( or on our YouTube channel ( ).
Please subscribe to our YouTube channel as we are trying to reach our 1000 subscribers which will allow us to use mobile devices for recording.  Together, we can do this!
 Our live stream Mass schedule will be as follows:
  • Sunday at 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 AM & 12:30 PM (Bilingual) 
  • Monday – Saturday at 8:15 AM
Regarding Mass intentions, the main celebrant will offer the Mass for the intention for that day and time. Other intentions (for the 6:45 AM weekday and the Saturday & Sunday 5:00 PM Masses) will be offered by one of the other priests sometime on the day the intention was scheduled.
The church continues to be open for private prayer, while adhering to the social distancing guidelines.  Please note, for lack of staff, there are no bathrooms available.  The most current schedule is:
  • Sunday, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM 
Per the most recent directive from the Diocese, we are not permitted to hear confessions in the confessional in the church. (Frs. David and Vincent, being over 65, are also no longer permitted to have *any* face-to-face ministry contacts like confessions, sick calls, the Sacrament of the Sick, etc. You will continue to see them via the live-stream Masses.) Fr. Brad and I will continue to be available to hear your confession outside of the church on the following schedule:
  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
You can also call 707-747-7220 (Fr. Carl ext. 819 or Fr. Brad ext. 817) or email either of us (frcarl or frbrad to set up an appointment for confession or for the Anointing of the Sick. For the time being, confessions will be celebrated in an open space, but one that provides the necessary privacy. 
As always, for life or death emergencies, you can reach one of us 24/7 at 
(707) 747-7220, then press 1.
Let us continue to hold one another, all the sick, all medical personnel, and all those fighting COVID-19 in prayer!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Carl Schlichte, OP
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
St. Joseph, pray for us!
St. Patrick, pray for us!
Holy Father St. Dominic, pray for us!


Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.  
Resources from the Diocese:

Liturgical Directives



Parish Staff & Families

School Staff & Families

Personal Hygiene

CDPH, CDC, and more