CNA was not able to reach Father Hoang by press time.
Herrera also recounted an instance in which a city inspector found "25 to 30 people gathering inside" Star of the Sea Catholic Church "for a scheduled group prayer event."
"Unfortunately, the public cannot come inside houses of worship right now, either for services or to pray," Herrera wrote.
Star of the Sea's pastor, Father Joseph Illo, told CNA that particular episode was likely a spontaneous instance whereby people who had entered the church for Holy Hour began praying the rosary together.
Illo said in spite of City Attorney's statements, the 12 person restriction only applies to "services," and not to private prayer. He said he suspects that whoever reported the gathering to the city mistook the spontaneous rosary for a "service" being put on by the church.
"The church seats 1,000 people, and we're allowed to be open for private prayer," Illo told CNA, adding that the people in the church praying the rosary were socially distanced.
Father Illo said the parish has been committed to remain open for private prayer, at the request of the archbishop. Star of the Sea is the only parish currently offering perpetual adoration in the city, he said.
Illo said he has personally interacted with one city compliance officer, who appeared to be a private investigator whom the city had contracted to check compliance at various sites across the city.
The parish has taken all the necessary precautions, Illo said, including blocking off every other pew, offering hand sanitizer, and cleaning the church twice a day.
With four full-time priests at the parish, Illo said they have been able to adapt somewhat to the 12 person limit, holding four concurrent outdoor Masses, at each of the five Mass times, each weekend.
More people than usual have been coming in lately for Mass and adoration, he said, as well as to avail themselves of a socially-distanced confessional station.
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Illo said his parish will continue to bring people the Eucharist "any way we can that is safe, and responsible, and legal."
"We're just going to say boldly: the Mass is essential. We cannot live without the Eucharist," Illo said.
Herrera sent a letter June 29 to the archdiocese' lawyer, ordering the archdiocese to cease-and-desist indoor public Masses and giving it one day to comply.
A lawyer for the archdiocese sent a letter to the City Attorney's Office June 30 saying that Archbishop Cordileone has now notified his priests "that the order limiting religious services to outdoors with no more than 12 people remains in force with appropriate social distancing and face coverings."
In a July 30 memo, Cordileone exhorted his priests to be as diligent as possible in bringing the sacraments to their people, including celebrating outdoor Masses each Sunday, and providing Confession in a safe manner as often as possible.
"Please regularly remind people to follow the safety practices necessary to curb the spread of the virus. This is real, it is dangerous, and it has to be taken seriously," he added.