Standard Mass Schedule

Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:00 noon

Babysitting is available for children up to age three (or up to age 5 when our Sunday preschool class at 10:30 a.m. is not in session) in the church meeting room during the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses.

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. Mass during the school year.

Additional Liturgical Schedule

The Liturgy of the Hours is prayed daily at 7:45 a.m. before morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

The Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotions are prayed daily after the 8:00 a.m. Mass in the chapel, with added devotions on First Saturdays.

On First Fridays of each month Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after the 8:00 a.m. Mass until 12:00 noon Benediction.

Holy Hours are held usually on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays (schedule can vary) of each month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  The Chapel will be open and all are welcome to spend some time with our Lord in quiet contemplation. October’s Holy Hours are scheduled for October 3, 10, 17 and 31.

Confessions are heard weekly on Saturdays (except Holy Saturday each year) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. or when a priest is available by appointment.  Parish Penance Services are held during Lent and Advent.


EVENING OF RECOLLECTION FOR MEN | Once a month on a Wednesday, Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, will offer an Evening of Recollection for Men at San Rafael.  Fr. Mark Mannion, a priest residing in Los Angeles, will expose the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel, preach and allow time for quiet prayer and receiving the Sacrament of Penance.  After Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, a layman will give a talk in the Library with some practical ideas for spiritual growth and for finding God in everyday work and family life.  The next evening will be held October 24 from 7:00-9:15 p.m. For your information, Opus Dei offers a similar monthly activity for women on the Thursday that follows San Rafael.  It takes place at Founders Chapel in the University of San Diego.  For more information on Opus Dei activities in the US and around the world, see:

ALL SOULS DAY | All Souls Day, the day we make particular remembrance of our beloved deceased, is Friday, November 2nd.  If you would like your deceased loved ones to be remembered in our Masses on All Souls Day you may enroll them by using on the special envelopes that will be available beginning next weekend, October 13-14, in the in the vestibule of the Church.  It is a good, holy and noble thing to pray for the dead.  May others be so kind to us when our time of passing from this life to the next seizes upon us!

A special Diocesan All Souls Day Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 2, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, located at 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego, 92102.  Bishop McElroy will be the celebrant of the Mass.  Our parish Resurrection Choir will be singing for the Mass.

ANNUAL MASS OF REMEMBRANCE | This beautiful Mass will be held Tuesday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m.  Our Parish Bereavement Ministry brings together all the families and friends of those who have died during the year.  All are welcome to attend this celebration.  A light reception will follow in the parish center immediately after Mass.

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS | Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 22, this year.  Begin your day by joining with your fellow parishioners at our beautiful 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Mass.  Those who come to Mass are asked to bring a few non-perishable food items which will be distributed to the poor of San Diego.  Please bring the food items to the Thanksgiving Day Mass and put them in the meeting room before Mass begins.

ADVENT ANOINTING SERVICE | Communal Anointing of the Sick will be held Wednesday, December 5, at 12:00 noon in the church.  Anyone who feels the need to receive this beautiful Sacrament of healing and peace, in any way whatsoever, is invited to come and be anointed.  There is no Mass.  It is a Service of the Word accompanied by the anointing.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE | Our Parish Advent Penance Service is this coming Wednesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m.  There will be several priests available for private confessions so please avail yourself of this opportunity to make your Advent/Christmas confession.


Holy Days of Obligation

All Saints Day | Masses at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception |
Vigil Mass at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018
Holy Day Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
(Please note that the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass on December 8th only fulfills the Sunday obligation, not the Holy Day of Obligation.)