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.  PLEASE NOTE: There are no confessions on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Lent 2019

 

LENTEN RESTRICTIONS | Fridays during Lent are days of complete abstinence from meat for all Catholics from ages 14 through 59.  Abstinence from meat is obligatory for every Catholic on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Fasting during Lent is a common practice to sharpen one’s spiritual growth.  Lenten fasting means “giving up” something that is normally a pleasure.  On Good Friday strict fasting is obligatory for all Catholics (except the elderly and the ill) and means the two smaller meals of the day cannot equal together the size of the main meal (and between meal snacks are not allowed).

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

 

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

Mass at 8:00 a.m.

HOLY THURSDAY:   April 18

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

 

HOLY SATURDAY:  April 20

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.

 

EASTER SUNDAY:  April 21

Masses:  7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.

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

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

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.

 

Holy Days of Obligation

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