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.



Letter From Father Carl:

May 22, 2020 
Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Dominic Parish,
      The good news is that Bishop Soto issued guidelines to be observed throughout the Diocese when public Masses resume. California is still in Phase II of the State’s reopening plan; church openings are part of Phase III. These mandatory guidelines are based on the best available data from the CDC and the California Department of Public Health; they are designed to keep everyone safe and healthy while at Mass. The staff is working hard to implement them here at St. Dominic so we will be ready to go as soon as we get the green light.
     I am aware that some parishes in the Diocese of Oakland are beginning to have outdoor Masses, “drive by” Communion, and other such things. Per Bishop’s Soto’s specific orders, these are not allowed in the Diocese of Sacramento. I certainly understand and appreciate your hunger for the Eucharist, and your frustration that we are not yet able to have Mass in person or give you Holy Communion, especially now when other nearby parishes are beginning to. St. Dominic’s will continue to follow the instructions of the Diocese of Sacramento.
     When we are able to have public Masses again, the adaptations we will have to make may seem awkward and hard. For example, the church will have to be cleaned after every Mass, seating capacity will be reduced by at least half, and masks and gloves will be highly encouraged. They are there to protect everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us. We will continue to do our part in preventing the spread of this highly contagious disease, which remains a serious threat to all of us. Thank you for your continued understanding, prayers, and support.
Yours sincerely,
Fr. Carl Schlichte, O.P.


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.  

Acto de Comunión Espiritual

Creo, Jesús mío, 
que estás real y verdaderamente en el cielo 
y en el Santísimo Sacramento del Altar.

Te amo sobre todas las cosas 
y deseo vivamente recibirte 
dentro de mi alma, 
pero no pudiendo hacerlo 
ahora sacramentalmente, 
ven al menos espiritualmente a mi corazón.

Y como si ya te hubiese recibido, 
te abrazo y me uno del todo a Ti.

Señor, no permitas que jamás me aparte de Ti. Amén

Prayer for Healing 

of COVID-19

O God, our refuge in trials, our strength in sickness, Our comfort in sorrow, spare your people, we pray, and hear our prayers for all who are sick: grant them, we implore you, your merciful help, so that, with their health restored, they may give you thanks in the midst of the Church.

Your Only-Begotten Son took on our human nature and bore our infirmities; protect and strengthen also we pray, nurses, doctors, first responders, and all others on the front line of this pandemic, who put themselves in harm’s way to serve the needs of others.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Our Lady of Guadalupe;      Pray for us!

St. Joseph;                          Pray for us!

St. Patrick;                          Pray for us!

Holy Father St. Dominic;     Pray for us!


By Br. Chrysostom Mijinke, O.P.
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