Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

As we are entering Holy Week, I am coming to you with good news. Our Parish has acquired a subscription for Formed. Let’s make this time of social distancing an opportunity for a spiritual closeness to God and family. Let’s make the most of this time at home to better understand, live, and share our faith!  You will enjoy the movies, books, talks, cartoons, radio theater, Bible studies, devotionals, and much more on I have included a highlighted link, below, for you to watch Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist; this is especially helpful for Holy Week.

But first, go ahead and register yourself (from the afternoon of 4/6) to access FORMED with these 4 easy steps:

  1. Go to; click the 3rd button: I belong to a parish or organization
  2. Select your parish: Enter zip code 95691 and select Our Lady of Grace Church from the dropdown menu
  3. Register with your name and email address
  4. Begin using FORMED (you may need to check your email inbox for a verification email)

Let us make this Holy Week a special one.


Fr. Mathew

COVID-19 Update + Resources

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.

Introducing the Quarantined Catholic Hub

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

So many Catholics are wondering what to do if they can’t attend Mass or receive the Eucharist.

There are many ways we can respond. I encourage you to take this as an opportunity for great spiritual growth. We can take advantage of this time to increase our devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, explore the richness of Sacred Scripture, and deepen our understanding of the faith.

To this end, we’ve put together what we’re calling the Quarantined Catholic Hub—it’s where you can come to find everything you need to grow in your faith, wherever you are.

My most popular study, The Eucharist in Scripture, is now available to stream completely free. You can watch the entire study right now. It’s the perfect way to draw near to Jesus in the Eucharist and prepare your heart for the day we will again attend Mass.

We’ve also made our other world-class Scripture studies, all worth up to $100 each, available for only $10 a month. It’s so important to turn to Scripture during this time, especially because Jesus is present in Holy Scripture in a very real and powerful way.

And there’s so much more. We’ve collected some of my best audio and video content in one place, as well as talks from other Catholic scholars. That includes my podcast, The Road to Emmaus, my reflections on the Sunday Mass readings, Scripture studies from John Bergsma, reflections on prayer from Ralph Martin, and more.

Please, take advantage of all this at the Quarantined Catholic Hub.

And—please—be sure to share this wonderful resource with your family and friends.

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Our Lady of Grace Church
911 Park Boulevard,
West Sacramento, CA 95691-3798
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