I disagree with Bishop Barnes decision to end all masses at St. Frances Catholic Church in Yucaipa.

There is an enormous parking lot behind the church where masses can easily be said. And, because it is outside, more people can attend. Also, the old church (which is much smaller) can be used for confessions, baptisms and weddings with the doors being constantly opened to allow fresh air.

At this time, masses for the sick should be a daily occurrence. Come on Father Santos! Have a little faith that God will provide.

Erin McFadden

Yucaipa

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Tom Cowan

As you may be aware, we are providing mass outdoors. The "old church" was decommissioned in 2008 when Bishop Barnes consecrated our new church. We can only have one church building on our property according to church law. No sacraments or masses may take place in Cabrini Hall.

Although we are still limited to 100 people per mass this has not been a problem. We have had a few openings at most masses. We will continue to work hard to meet the needs of the parish during this crisis.

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