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, please check the parish bulletin for monthly dates) 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.

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.

ADVENT ANOINTING SERVICE | Communal Anointing of the Sick will be held Tuesday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. (please note the time change this year) 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 will be Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m.  There will be several priests to hear confessions on that evening so please plan to join us.

ADVENT CONTEMPLATIVE ROSARY | The Advent Contemplative Rosary will take place Friday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m.  This sung setting of the Rosary is presented by members of our various Parish Choirs and includes beautiful icons and Scriptural passages which highlight the Infant Narratives of Christ.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate.  This is a wonderful way to begin our observance of the Advent Season.  Spread the word!

“LESSONS & CAROLS” | All are invited to enjoy the beautiful scriptures and music of the Advent-Christmas Season at San Rafael Parish on Gaudete “Rejoice” Sunday, December 15th at 4:00 p.m.  “Lessons & Carols” – performed by members of San Rafael’s Traditional, Contemporary and Handbell Choirs – will feature readings focusing on the Hebrew Scriptures (prophecies of the Coming Savior), as well as New Testament Scriptures telling of the Good News of Christ’s Birth!  In addition to our choral presentations, all will be invited to sing some of the beloved Advent & Christmas Carols which we all treasure.  This special annual program is FREE – It is our Music Ministry’s “gift” to all those who are able to attend!  For information call (858)487-4314, ext. 1225.


Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24

4:00 p.m. Family Mass – in the church AND in the parish center 6:00 p.m.  ~  10:00 p.m.

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25

8:00 a.m.  ~  10:00 a.m. (both in the church)

 Printable 2019 Christmas Mass Schedule

Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Day Masses are held at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.