Father Joseph Illo, pastor of star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, gave an 11-minute homily on Sunday, July 19.
Father described a bicycle ride he took down to the Marina through parks and saw hundreds of people gathered at the parks at Fort Mason and at the Marina. He told of going to a Greek restaurant with friends, where customers sat 12 inches apart.
Here is a 15-second excerpt of the homily:
“Wouldn’t it be nice if the government would allow public Masses to open in San Francisco. We promise to wear masks and keep six feet apart – more distance than they do at the parks and the restaurants. The virus is real and we must be very careful, but religion is real too.”