IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING PUBLIC MASSES
FROM MSGR. DENNIS MIKULANIS

Saturday, October 10, 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 were moved from the parking garage back to inside the church sanctuary.  Mass times will follow our normal schedule.  Effective the weekend of October 10-11 we will begin holding simultaneous Masses at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass and the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses in the parish 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.  Once the church reaches the 100 person capacity attendees will be directed to the Mass in the parish hall if available.   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 DAY OCTOBER 10, 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 and in the Parish Hall) – Seating inside each location 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 and in the Parish Hall) – Seating inside each location 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 posted on our “San Rafael Parish” YouTube channel.

10:30 a.m. (Church Sanctuary and in the Parish Hall) – Seating inside each location 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.)

 

View Sunday Mass Live Stream ~ October 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

Daily Mass – Monday, October 26, 2020

USCCB Readings for the Week

 

 

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 have resumed as of September 2, 2020 and are held usually on 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. 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Confessions are heard weekly on Saturdays (except Holy Saturday each year) at 3:30 or when a priest is available by appointment.

Until further notice, confessions must be held in relatively open spaces, standing, priest and penitent six feet apart.  Fr. Niru will be in the altar area of the church and Msgr. Dennis will be in the Blessed Sacrament chapel.  A screen will be placed to maintain privacy.  NO FACE TO FACE CONFESSIONS, PLEASE!  If you come to confession please remember to keep proper distancing between you and the next person.

Holy Days of Obligation

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


Church Information

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

Ministry Schedules

October 2020 Altar Servers Schedule
Lector Guidelines
October/November/December 2020 Lector Schedule
Eucharistic Minister Altar Diagram 2017
October 2020 Eucharistic Minister Schedule Schedule
October 2020 Greeters Schedule
November 2020 Greeters Schedule
October 2020 Mass Intentions
October 2020 Mass Presiders Schedule

If you do not see a schedule here for your ministry please contact your ministry leader for information.

Upcoming Funeral Services

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

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.   Amen.