Welcome to San Rafael Parish

San Rafael Catholic Church is a welcoming church.  Come and enjoy the beauty of the church itself with the many stained glass windows which trace salvation history and the events in the life of Christ, the Bible and the saints. You will find many educational, fellowship and community service opportunities.  We invite you to participate. Within this website you will find listed the schedule of Masses, other parish liturgies, ministries, groups, and organizations in which you may become involved.

Msgr. Dennis L. Mikulanis, S.T.D., Pastor
Fr. Niranjan Kanmury, Ph.D., Associate Pastor
Deacon Bob Holgren, Pastoral Assistant
Deacon Mike Fish

 

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Online Registration Suspended For Now (See information below).

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING PUBLIC MASSES
FROM MSGR. DENNIS MIKULANIS

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dear Parishioners:

As you probably have already heard the State of California has once again shut down all indoor activities, Houses of Worship included.  These rules take effect on Wednesday, July 15. What does this mean for us?

Beginning Wednesday all Masses in the church and the Hall are discontinued for the time being.   However, as I’ve learned from our parishioners who are Marines: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome.

IMPROVISE:

Since outside worship services are permitted we have decided to move our “worship spaces” to the parking garage of the Pastoral Center.  It is covered and shaded, and a constant breeze blows through there.  We can set up 100+ chairs for Mass.   This coming week The staff, Fr. Niru and I will be setting up our new “Mass on the Move” by bringing in chairs, the altar, a lectern and whatever else is needed for Mass.  Room A/B will become the temporary sacristy.

ADAPT:

Beginning Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Mass will be in the new worship space.   We will be discontinuing the daily 6:00 p.m. Mass immediately and all Mass intentions scheduled for that Mass will be rescheduled.

Weekend Masses will follow the regular schedule:  Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.,  Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 noon.   At this time we must discontinue the Hall Masses at 5:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Hopefully, people will behave themselves, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 and we can get back into the church and the Hall relatively soon.  Masks and social distancing will still be expected and hand sanitizer will be available.

MASS REGISTRATION: Because we are currently in an outside venue for Mass, we do not need to continue to sign up/register for Mass attendance at this time as long as everyone complies with wearing a mask, staying socially distant (6 ft. apart) and hand sanitizing. As soon as we receive the approval to resume indoor Masses again we will reinstate the Mass Registration as well.

There will be no music for the Sunday Masses.  Really, it just wouldn’t work.  The only exception will be for First Communion.  We’ll figure something out for that.

First Communion Masses scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. this coming Saturday will be held on time but in the temporary worship space.

Weddings that have been scheduled, though small, will have to be reconsidered where they can be held.

Funerals that have been scheduled will take place as scheduled but with ONLY THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY PRESENT. 

Daily 8:00 a.m. Mass and Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass will continue to be live streamed on our “San Rafael Parish” YouTube channel.

OVERCOME:

This is going to be a difficult time for everyone, EVERYONE – so let’s keep a positive attitude, let’s smile and be cheerful (even if through gritted teeth), let’s support one another, let’s remember in some places of the world Christians aren’t even allowed to gather much less celebrate Mass, as they are actively persecuted for their faith, let’s work together to do what we need to do to stop the spread of the COVID.  Above all, let’s remember we are faithful Catholics, committed to Christ and His Church. Take all of this as it comes with a grain of salt, remember “this too shall pass,” and  especially John 6:16-20.  (You have to look that up yourself.)

 

Monsignor Dennis Mikulanis
Pasto

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended for the time being.  If you do not wish to come to Mass for health/safety reasons, that’s okay.  If you are not feeling well, or are ill, or have underlying medical conditions or are just uneasy getting out too soon into the COVID-19 world, please remain at home.  We will continue to live stream Mass on our “San Rafael Parish” YouTube channel at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday until further notice for the benefit of those who cannot come to church.

Pastor Dr Bryan Stamper serves as the Senior Pastor at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Monsignor Dennis L Mikulanis serves as Pastor at San Rafael Catholic Church. This interview took place two months into the pandemic. Each clergy considered their responses to the question,, “What do we do now?”

 

 


Church Information

17252 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 487-4314
Fax: (858) 487-1498

Daily Mass: Monday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m. (in our Pastoral Center parking garage).  Daily Mass will be live streamed on our “San Rafael Parish” YouTube channel) – Limited to 100 people in attendance, please sign-in when you arrive.

MASS REGISTRATION: Because we are currently in an outside venue for Mass, we do not need to continue to sign up/register for Mass attendance at this time as long as everyone complies with wearing a mask, staying socially distant (6 ft. apart) and hand sanitizing. As soon as we receive the approval to resume indoor Masses again we will reinstate the Mass Registration as well.

Confession: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Confession behind the screen only, no face to face confessions at this time.)

Holy Days of Obligation:
8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
Rosary is prayed after every daily Mass with added devotions every 1st Saturday.

Temporary Parish Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Saturday: Closed

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