DIOCESE OF FRESNO REOPENING GUIDELINES:
-All in attendance (age 11+) must wear a mask at all times with the exception of receiving holy communion.
-You must be seated and counted by an usher upon entering the church.
-Communion must be received in the hand and consumed in front of the priest or EM Minister.
-All must bring their own alcohol-based hand sanitizer or use the hand sanitizer provided by the church. Sanitizer must be used as you enter the church and before receiving communion.
-All must stay in designated, marked areas for your safety and always remain in 6-ft radial distance from others outside of your family.
-When coming up for communion, please stay on the aisle markings indicating 6-ft distances. When the person in front of you moves forward, you may also do so.
-Prepare your donation envelope before Mass and drop in the designated donation box at the front of the church. We really encourage you to utilize our online giving platform, WESHARE.
-There is to be no contact during Mass especially during the Sign of Peace and Our Father prayer.
-Our weekly bulletin will be available online only. Please email [email protected] and ask to receive our email blasts to stay updated with OLS and Diocesan news.
-By entering the church and attending Mass, you agree and acknowledge that although the parish is taking every precaution to disinfect the premises, we cannot guarantee your safety. Attending and entering, you assume the responsibility for your own health and well-being.
If you are 70+ or have a compromised immune system, we ask that you prayerfully consider, in consultation with your family and physician, as to whether or not you should be attending Mass during this time.
Note: The normal Sunday obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still currently suspended in the Diocese of Fresno.
LIVE STREAM MASS:
-FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM will still be available for those who are wanting to remain at home. Follow our Facebook page here. The 4pm Saturday Mass will be live streamed weekly.
-If you are watching from home, you have the option to make a prayer of Spiritual Communion privately or come to OLS within 30 minutes after the LIVE recording to receive the Eucharist in person.
-Confessions will be available beginning June 13th at 3 p.m. and every Saturday following.
-Confessions will be held in Father Joel's office. Please observe the floor markings 6ft apart for a line (if needed).
-You must wear a mask and sanitize your hands before entering.
-Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at OLS. Seating is limited and first come, first served.
-All Sunday Mass rules apply.
-We ask those who are unable to attend Sunday due to overflow to attend the weekday Mass which is an extension of the Sunday Mass. Since the lifting of the Sunday obligation by our diocese remains in effect, we can spread out our attendance so everyone who would like to attend Mass is able to do so.
Our Lady of the Snows
As of November 2018, Our Lady of the Snows lost the ability to have a priests' residence in Yosemite National Park. Read more...
The Knights of Columbus announce their new leaders!
Grand Knight: Pedro Villa
Deputy Grand Knight: Anthony Camarena
Please keep these men and all of the Knights in your prayers!
Religious Education (RED) Office Hours:
OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO COVID19. Contact CRE for info.
CRE: Andrea Rooney: (559) 642-3452
40077 Road 222
Bass Lake, CA 93604
Sunday Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.
If snow or ice is too hazardous,
Mass may be cancelled.
Info on the home page.
Beginning June 13th & 14th
Sunday Liturgy: 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m
In Father's Office
(located in the church the foyer)
3 p.m. Saturdays
Our Creed. Our Commitment. Our Community.
We, the parish family of Our Lady of the Sierra and the Missions of St. Joseph the Worker and St. Dominic Savio, nourished and sustained by the Eucharist, continue the foundation of our faith by caring and sharing. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and guided by the Blessed Virgin Mary, we are united as an ongoing sacramental community with a spirit of profound generosity, love, and mutual respect. We bring healing to our society by welcoming all who seek God’s grace.