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


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING PUBLIC MASSES
FROM MSGR. DENNIS MIKULANIS

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Dear Parishioners:

As you know the restriction on holding Mass indoors has been lifted by the state and Bishop McElroy has given permission for Masses to be held again inside.  Beginning September 2nd all Masses at San Rafael Parish will be moved from the parking garage back to inside the church.  Mass times will follow our normal schedule.  We will not hold simultaneous Masses in the hall and the church as we had previously.  Although we have been told that we can hold only 100 people for indoor Mass it will not be necessary to “sign up” to attend Mass.  However, we will accommodate those who may be more than 100 in attendance or who wish to come to Mass but be outside by leaving the doors of the church wide open for all Masses so they can sit, appropriately spaced and wearing masks, on the front patio of the church.   Folding chairs will be available in the vestibule for those who wish to use them.  If you prefer to attend Mass outside on the church entrance patio please take a chair form the vestibule outside but be sure to close it and return it to the vestibule after Mass.  All the chairs will be sanitized after Mass. You may even bring your own folding chair if you prefer.  We will also continue to live stream and record the daily 8:00 a.m. Mass and the Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass.

For the Sunday offering, our ushers will pass in front of  you through the unused pews that separate the pews where you are sitting, holding the offering basket into which you can drop your contribution.  If you are not in attendance at Sunday Mass, please continue to send your contribution to the parish either through the mail or by online giving.  The parish has not slowed down at all.  We have done everything we can to reduce our expenses but we still have numerous bills to pay.  Your faithfulness to our parish is greatly appreciated.

Please be sure to wear your face masks (some will be available but not just left on the table to take because people were grabbing more than one and so far we’ve gone through 1,500 face masks and have had to purchase more).  Keep social distance when at Mass unless you come with members of the same household.

Communion will continue to be distributed at the usual time of Mass, NOT at the end of Mass as we had done earlier.  For those outside, a Communion Minister will come to you to distribute Holy Communion.  Communion will continue to be distributed only in the hand and our Eucharistic Ministers sanitize their hands after they receive communion and before they go forward to distribute communion.  If  you are still anxious about the spread of germs in the highly unlikely event they can be transmitted by a nano-second of contact from the fingers of those distributing to your hand, you are encouraged to bring your own sanitizer and sanitize your own hands before coming down to communion thus providing a double level of assurance of protection for you.

Thank you all so much for being so patient and understanding during these confusing, difficult times.  It is impossible to satisfy everyone by responding to every concern but we are doing the best we can to be reasonable, stay safe, follow guidelines and provide a good worship experience for us all.

Sincerely,
Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis
Pastor

 

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

UPDATED MASS SCHEDULE
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

Daily Mass: Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. in our church sanctuary.  Daily Mass will continue to be live streamed on our “San Rafael Parish” YouTube channel.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.


Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:00 p.m.
(Church Sanctuary) – Seating inside the church sanctuary is limited to 100 people in attendance at each Mass. Please see Msgr. Dennis’ note above regarding outside seating.

Sunday Masses:
7:30 a.m. – (Church Sanctuary) – Seating inside the church sanctuary is limited to 100 people in attendance at each Mass. Please see Msgr. Dennis’ note above regarding outside seating.

9:00 a.m. – (Church Sanctuary) – Seating inside the church sanctuary is limited to 100 people in attendance at each Mass. Please see Msgr. Dennis’ note above regarding outside seating.

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

10:30 a.m. (Church Sanctuary) – Seating inside the church sanctuary is limited to 100 people in attendance at each Mass. Please see Msgr. Dennis’ note above regarding outside seating.

12:00 p.m. – (Church Sanctuary) – Seating inside the church sanctuary is limited to 100 people in attendance at each Mass. Please see Msgr. Dennis’ note above regarding outside seating.

Would you like to help us save paper?  Click here and get this weekend’s worship aid including hymn texts, the Gloria, Nicene Creed, and the readings directly to your phone!

(Please note: babysitting will continue to be suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)

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.

 Article by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, “Catholics at the Back of the Line”

 

 


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. Daily Mass will be recorded and posted on our “San Rafael Parish” YouTube channel by 9:00 a.m. each day. – Limited to 100 people in attendance.

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (live streamed),  10:30 a.m. & 12:00 noon

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. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 Contact Us

Directions to the Parish

 

button_online_giving_green

 

 


SiteLock