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. Showri Nagothu, O.C.D., Associate Pastor
Deacon Bob Holgren, Pastoral Assistant



MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY:  April 15, 16 and 17

Mass at 8:00 a.m.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS | The Blessed Virgin Mary will visit San Rafael Parish at 10:00 a.m. on Holy Thursday morning, April 18, in the church sanctuary.  There will be a special stations of the cross which are written from Mary’s point of view as her Son suffered His passion and death.  Please come for this beautiful prayer service.  Invite all your friends.  All who attend have found it extremely moving and spiritual.  Childcare will be provided in Room 3.

7:00 p.m.  Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose,
located in the Parish Center, will take place after Mass until 10:00 p.m.


GOOD FRIDAY:  April 19

Stations of the Cross: 12:00 p.m.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:  3:00 p.m.

Tenebrae:  Service of Darkness: 7:00 p.m.

A Service in Word and Music meditating on the Passion of Christ.
Veneration of the Cross.  No Communion



Easter Vigil:  7:30 p.m.

It is recommended that infants, toddlers and young children not be brought to the Easter Vigil.  However, this is the most significant and beautiful liturgy of the year.  Adult parishioners are especially encouraged to attend.



Masses:  7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. (Church & Parish Hall); 12:00 noon



Our parish Lenten Penance Service was held March 12.  Confessions are also heard every Saturday (except Holy Saturday, April 20th) at 3:30 p.m.   Please do not wait until the last minute to go to Confession.





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.
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses:
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. (Traditional Choir)
10:30 a.m. (Contemporary Choir)
12:00 p.m. (Contemporary Choir)

Babysitting is available for children up to age 3 in the Church Library, during the 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Confession: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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.

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch 12:00 p.m. -12:45 p.m.

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