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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)

Time: 12:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group please call (760)803-9997.

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* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (760)803-9997.

* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* Legion of MaryLegion of Mary

Time: 9:30 am

Have you ever wanted to join an Army with the Holy Spirit and Mary as your Leaders? Well, now you have the opportunity! Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at San Rafael Parish at 9:30 a.m. in Meeting Room F in the Pastoral Center we will welcome any man or woman who would like to join the Legion of Mary, Mother of Mercy Praesidium. This Lay Apostolate performs the Spiritual Works of Mercy as it seeks to develop in each member his or her own Spirituality in "Mary's School." Come and pray and work with us to see how the Holy Spirit will use your Gifts to serve Jesus in others.

* Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus

Time: 7:00 pm

The Valley of the Angels Council meets the first and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Meeting Rooms D & E of the Pastoral Center Building.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Contemplative Prayer GroupContemplative Prayer Group

Time: 3:30 pm

For more information contact Audrey A. Spindler at (858)740-9055. Meets every Wednesday in Rooms A & B in our Pastoral Center Building. Does not meet on holidays.

* Traditional Choir RehearsalTraditional Choir Rehearsal

Time: 7:30 pm

The Traditional Parish Choir begins rehearsals on the first Wednesday after Labor Day through mid-June each year in the Music Room from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Although the ability to read music is most helpful, it is not mandatory. This SATB choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Masses from September through mid-June. Our repertoire consists of 4-part traditional and some contemporary music. All are welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Mother's Spirituality GroupMother's Spirituality Group

Time: 9:30 am

Are you a stay-at-home mom? We have just the group for you - professional parents who are looking to continue their adult education in the Catholic faith. Along the way we laugh, pray, share, and enjoy each other’s company. The ages range from 28-58 and there are babies and college kids. Join us for Mother’s Spirituality Group in classroom 4 every Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Childcare is available in classroom 3. Questions? Please call Beverly Rossio at (858)487-3070 or e-mail Bev at beverlyrossio@san.rr.com. Does not meet on holidays.

* Contemporary Choir RehearsalContemporary Choir Rehearsal

Time: 6:45 pm

The Contemporary Choirs rehearse on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the Music Room. Our two Contemporary Choirs sing at either the 10:30 or 12 Noon Sunday Masses throughout the year. Singers and instrumentalists are most welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs. Please note: Choir does not meet for rehearsal on holidays.

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 7:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day. Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Exposition/BenedictionExposition/Benediction

Time: 8:30 am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every First Friday of the month immediately following the 8:00 a.m. Mass until Benediction at 12:00 noon. If you have a few minutes during the morning stop by and offer prayer in the quiet presence of our Lord, asking Him to bless our Church with more dedicated vocations to the priesthood, particularly for the Diocese of San Diego.

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 1:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* ConfessionConfession

Time: 3:30 pm

Confessional Rooms located within the church sanctuary. Please Note: No Confessions on Holy Saturday, or when Christmas Eve or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday). Penance Services held during Lent and Advent.

* Sunday Vigil MassSunday Vigil Mass

Time: 5:00 pm

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no 5:00 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday of each year). Our Easter Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday this year (2016), also please note that there will not be a 5:00 p.m. Mass. We will observe our Christmas Eve Mass Schedule instead - 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (360)561-6177.

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* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 7:30 am

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 9:00 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 9:00 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 10:30 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 10:30 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 12:00 pm

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)

Time: 12:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group please call (760)803-9997.

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* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (760)803-9997.

* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* Legion of MaryLegion of Mary

Time: 9:30 am

Have you ever wanted to join an Army with the Holy Spirit and Mary as your Leaders? Well, now you have the opportunity! Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at San Rafael Parish at 9:30 a.m. in Meeting Room F in the Pastoral Center we will welcome any man or woman who would like to join the Legion of Mary, Mother of Mercy Praesidium. This Lay Apostolate performs the Spiritual Works of Mercy as it seeks to develop in each member his or her own Spirituality in "Mary's School." Come and pray and work with us to see how the Holy Spirit will use your Gifts to serve Jesus in others.

* Ladies' Daytime Bridge GroupLadies' Daytime Bridge Group

Time: 12:30 pm

Meeting Rooms A & B, Pastoral Center

* Alzheimer's Support GroupAlzheimer's Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm

Attending Support and Discussion Groups can be one of the best sources of support. They can give someone a safe environment to discuss caregiving experiences, learn strategies for coping and gain emotional support. San Rafael Parish will host a group, sponsored by Alzheimer's San Diego, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The group will meet in our Pastoral Center in Meeting Room F. Upcoming dates are: May 10, 24; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; and August 9, 23. Groups will range in size from 5 to 10 people. The overall feel of each group will vary and topics of conversation may shift as needs arise and experiences are shared. Every group leader has their own unique style in leading a group. We encourage you to attend a group at least 2 or 3 times to experience the benefits. Prior to attending, please call the Support and Discussion Group leader, giving you an opportunity to confirm the meeting, ask the leader questions, and find out if the group may be a good fit. San Rafael's Group Leader is Arlene Cawthorne, MIC, at (858)335-8880. For questions and information you may contact Rebecca De Campos, MSW, Support and Discussion Group Coordinator with Alzheimer's San Diego, at (858)966-3303 or email rdecampos@alzsd.org.

* Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus

Time: 7:00 pm

The 4th Degree Fr. Joseph T. O'Callahan Assembly meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in Meeting Rooms D & E upstairs in the Pastoral Center. For more information on the Assembly please contact Faithful Navigator Bill Betts at (760)294-5027.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Contemplative Prayer GroupContemplative Prayer Group

Time: 3:30 pm

For more information contact Audrey A. Spindler at (858)740-9055. Meets every Wednesday in Rooms A & B in our Pastoral Center Building. Does not meet on holidays.

* Depression / Bipolar SupportDepression / Bipolar Support

Time: 7:00 pm

DBSA, the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, holds support group meetings here at San Rafael Parish for family and friends of persons with mental health challenges. The meetings are held in Meeting Rooms A & B (except on January 23, 2019 and February 13, 2019 the group will meet in Meeting Room J) in the Pastoral Center from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. All are welcome.

* Traditional Choir RehearsalTraditional Choir Rehearsal

Time: 7:30 pm

The Traditional Parish Choir begins rehearsals on the first Wednesday after Labor Day through mid-June each year in the Music Room from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Although the ability to read music is most helpful, it is not mandatory. This SATB choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Masses from September through mid-June. Our repertoire consists of 4-part traditional and some contemporary music. All are welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Mother's Spirituality GroupMother's Spirituality Group

Time: 9:30 am

Are you a stay-at-home mom? We have just the group for you - professional parents who are looking to continue their adult education in the Catholic faith. Along the way we laugh, pray, share, and enjoy each other’s company. The ages range from 28-58 and there are babies and college kids. Join us for Mother’s Spirituality Group in classroom 4 every Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Childcare is available in classroom 3. Questions? Please call Beverly Rossio at (858)487-3070 or e-mail Bev at beverlyrossio@san.rr.com. Does not meet on holidays.

* Contemporary Choir RehearsalContemporary Choir Rehearsal

Time: 6:45 pm

The Contemporary Choirs rehearse on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the Music Room. Our two Contemporary Choirs sing at either the 10:30 or 12 Noon Sunday Masses throughout the year. Singers and instrumentalists are most welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs. Please note: Choir does not meet for rehearsal on holidays.

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 7:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day. Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 1:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* ConfessionConfession

Time: 3:30 pm

Confessional Rooms located within the church sanctuary. Please Note: No Confessions on Holy Saturday, or when Christmas Eve or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday). Penance Services held during Lent and Advent.

* Sunday Vigil MassSunday Vigil Mass

Time: 5:00 pm

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no 5:00 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday of each year). Our Easter Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday this year (2016), also please note that there will not be a 5:00 p.m. Mass. We will observe our Christmas Eve Mass Schedule instead - 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (360)561-6177.

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* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 7:30 am

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 9:00 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 9:00 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 10:30 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 10:30 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 12:00 pm

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)

Time: 12:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group please call (760)803-9997.

* St. Vincent de Paul MeetingSt. Vincent de Paul Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Pastoral Center, Meeting Room J

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* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (760)803-9997.

* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* Legion of MaryLegion of Mary

Time: 9:30 am

Have you ever wanted to join an Army with the Holy Spirit and Mary as your Leaders? Well, now you have the opportunity! Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at San Rafael Parish at 9:30 a.m. in Meeting Room F in the Pastoral Center we will welcome any man or woman who would like to join the Legion of Mary, Mother of Mercy Praesidium. This Lay Apostolate performs the Spiritual Works of Mercy as it seeks to develop in each member his or her own Spirituality in "Mary's School." Come and pray and work with us to see how the Holy Spirit will use your Gifts to serve Jesus in others.

* Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus

Time: 7:00 pm

Valley of the Angels Council #9710 meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Meeting Rooms D & E in the Pastoral Center Building.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Contemplative Prayer GroupContemplative Prayer Group

Time: 3:30 pm

For more information contact Audrey A. Spindler at (858)740-9055. Meets every Wednesday in Rooms A & B in our Pastoral Center Building. Does not meet on holidays.

* Traditional Choir RehearsalTraditional Choir Rehearsal

Time: 7:30 pm

The Traditional Parish Choir begins rehearsals on the first Wednesday after Labor Day through mid-June each year in the Music Room from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Although the ability to read music is most helpful, it is not mandatory. This SATB choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Masses from September through mid-June. Our repertoire consists of 4-part traditional and some contemporary music. All are welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Mother's Spirituality GroupMother's Spirituality Group

Time: 9:30 am

Are you a stay-at-home mom? We have just the group for you - professional parents who are looking to continue their adult education in the Catholic faith. Along the way we laugh, pray, share, and enjoy each other’s company. The ages range from 28-58 and there are babies and college kids. Join us for Mother’s Spirituality Group in classroom 4 every Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Childcare is available in classroom 3. Questions? Please call Beverly Rossio at (858)487-3070 or e-mail Bev at beverlyrossio@san.rr.com. Does not meet on holidays.

* Contemporary Choir RehearsalContemporary Choir Rehearsal

Time: 6:45 pm

The Contemporary Choirs rehearse on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the Music Room. Our two Contemporary Choirs sing at either the 10:30 or 12 Noon Sunday Masses throughout the year. Singers and instrumentalists are most welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs. Please note: Choir does not meet for rehearsal on holidays.

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 7:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day. Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 1:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* ConfessionConfession

Time: 3:30 pm

Confessional Rooms located within the church sanctuary. Please Note: No Confessions on Holy Saturday, or when Christmas Eve or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday). Penance Services held during Lent and Advent.

* Sunday Vigil MassSunday Vigil Mass

Time: 5:00 pm

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no 5:00 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday of each year). Our Easter Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday this year (2016), also please note that there will not be a 5:00 p.m. Mass. We will observe our Christmas Eve Mass Schedule instead - 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (360)561-6177.

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* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 7:30 am

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 9:00 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 9:00 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 10:30 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 10:30 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 12:00 pm

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)

Time: 12:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group please call (760)803-9997.

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* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (760)803-9997.

* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* Legion of MaryLegion of Mary

Time: 9:30 am

Have you ever wanted to join an Army with the Holy Spirit and Mary as your Leaders? Well, now you have the opportunity! Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at San Rafael Parish at 9:30 a.m. in Meeting Room F in the Pastoral Center we will welcome any man or woman who would like to join the Legion of Mary, Mother of Mercy Praesidium. This Lay Apostolate performs the Spiritual Works of Mercy as it seeks to develop in each member his or her own Spirituality in "Mary's School." Come and pray and work with us to see how the Holy Spirit will use your Gifts to serve Jesus in others.

* Alzheimer's Support GroupAlzheimer's Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm

Attending Support and Discussion Groups can be one of the best sources of support. They can give someone a safe environment to discuss caregiving experiences, learn strategies for coping and gain emotional support. San Rafael Parish will host a group, sponsored by Alzheimer's San Diego, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The group will meet in our Pastoral Center in Meeting Room F. Upcoming dates are: May 10, 24; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; and August 9, 23. Groups will range in size from 5 to 10 people. The overall feel of each group will vary and topics of conversation may shift as needs arise and experiences are shared. Every group leader has their own unique style in leading a group. We encourage you to attend a group at least 2 or 3 times to experience the benefits. Prior to attending, please call the Support and Discussion Group leader, giving you an opportunity to confirm the meeting, ask the leader questions, and find out if the group may be a good fit. San Rafael's Group Leader is Arlene Cawthorne, MIC, at (858)335-8880. For questions and information you may contact Rebecca De Campos, MSW, Support and Discussion Group Coordinator with Alzheimer's San Diego, at (858)966-3303 or email rdecampos@alzsd.org.

* Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus

Time: 7:00 pm

The 4th Degree Fr. Joseph T. O'Callahan Assembly meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in Meeting Rooms D & E upstairs in the Pastoral Center. For more information on the Assembly please contact Faithful Navigator Bill Betts at (760)294-5027.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Contemplative Prayer GroupContemplative Prayer Group

Time: 3:30 pm

For more information contact Audrey A. Spindler at (858)740-9055. Meets every Wednesday in Rooms A & B in our Pastoral Center Building. Does not meet on holidays.

* Depression / Bipolar SupportDepression / Bipolar Support

Time: 7:00 pm

DBSA, the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, holds support group meetings here at San Rafael Parish for family and friends of persons with mental health challenges. The meetings are held in Meeting Rooms A & B (except on January 23, 2019 and February 13, 2019 the group will meet in Meeting Room J) in the Pastoral Center from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. All are welcome.

* Traditional Choir RehearsalTraditional Choir Rehearsal

Time: 7:30 pm

The Traditional Parish Choir begins rehearsals on the first Wednesday after Labor Day through mid-June each year in the Music Room from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Although the ability to read music is most helpful, it is not mandatory. This SATB choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Masses from September through mid-June. Our repertoire consists of 4-part traditional and some contemporary music. All are welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Mother's Spirituality GroupMother's Spirituality Group

Time: 9:30 am

Are you a stay-at-home mom? We have just the group for you - professional parents who are looking to continue their adult education in the Catholic faith. Along the way we laugh, pray, share, and enjoy each other’s company. The ages range from 28-58 and there are babies and college kids. Join us for Mother’s Spirituality Group in classroom 4 every Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Childcare is available in classroom 3. Questions? Please call Beverly Rossio at (858)487-3070 or e-mail Bev at beverlyrossio@san.rr.com. Does not meet on holidays.

* Contemporary Choir RehearsalContemporary Choir Rehearsal

Time: 6:45 pm

The Contemporary Choirs rehearse on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the Music Room. Our two Contemporary Choirs sing at either the 10:30 or 12 Noon Sunday Masses throughout the year. Singers and instrumentalists are most welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs. Please note: Choir does not meet for rehearsal on holidays.

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 7:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day. Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Good Friday of each year.)

* Yarn MinistryYarn Ministry

Time: 1:00 pm

Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Would you like to learn how? Come join the San Rafael Yarn Ministry. Our purpose is to knit and crochet all kinds of things for those in our parish and community who are ill, elderly or in need, while praying for them and for each other, to bring comfort and to show Christ's love. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rooms H & I and every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms A & B. Please note: Yarn Ministry does not meet on holidays such as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, Rosary or Confession on Holy Saturday of each year.)

* ConfessionConfession

Time: 3:30 pm

Confessional Rooms located within the church sanctuary. Please Note: No Confessions on Holy Saturday, or when Christmas Eve or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday). Penance Services held during Lent and Advent.

* Sunday Vigil MassSunday Vigil Mass

Time: 5:00 pm

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no 5:00 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday of each year). Our Easter Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday this year (2016), also please note that there will not be a 5:00 p.m. Mass. We will observe our Christmas Eve Mass Schedule instead - 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

* Holy Innocents Pasta DinnerHoly Innocents Pasta Dinner

Time: 6:00 pm

Join us for dinner, save a life! Be sure to come to the Holy Innocents Children's Hospital Pasta Dinner on Saturday, July 27, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the parish center. There is no charge; free-will donations will help the surgical center for the children of Mbarara, Uganda.

* Migrant Mass (Spanish Mass)Migrant Mass (Spanish Mass)

Time: 7:00 pm

Usually held the 4th Saturday of every month in the Church Sanctuary. Will be re-scheduled if it falls on a holiday or Holy Day, like Holy Saturday. Please contact Andrea Avila at (858)487-0491 in case of schedule changes. Fellowship usually follows in the parish center.

* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (360)561-6177.

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* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 7:30 am

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 9:00 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 9:00 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 10:30 am

Church Sanctuary Childcare for children up to age 3 is available in the Church Library/Meeting Room. Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please note: On Easter Sunday there is also a Mass in the Parish Center at 10:30 a.m.)

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 12:00 pm

Church Sanctuary Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year (2016), please note that we will not observe our usual Sunday Mass Schedule. We will observe our Christmas Mass Schedule instead - 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)AA Meeting (Men's Only Group)

Time: 12:00 pm

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group please call (760)803-9997.

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* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

Meets in Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building. For information on this AA group call (760)803-9997.

* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Holy Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* Legion of MaryLegion of Mary

Time: 9:30 am

Have you ever wanted to join an Army with the Holy Spirit and Mary as your Leaders? Well, now you have the opportunity! Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at San Rafael Parish at 9:30 a.m. in Meeting Room F in the Pastoral Center we will welcome any man or woman who would like to join the Legion of Mary, Mother of Mercy Praesidium. This Lay Apostolate performs the Spiritual Works of Mercy as it seeks to develop in each member his or her own Spirituality in "Mary's School." Come and pray and work with us to see how the Holy Spirit will use your Gifts to serve Jesus in others.

* Mental Health Ministry MeetingMental Health Ministry Meeting

Time: 12:00 pm

Meeting Room J

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary (Please note that there is no Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, or Rosary on Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day each year.)

* Contemplative Prayer GroupContemplative Prayer Group

Time: 3:30 pm

For more information contact Audrey A. Spindler at (858)740-9055. Meets every Wednesday in Rooms A & B in our Pastoral Center Building. Does not meet on holidays.

* Traditional Choir RehearsalTraditional Choir Rehearsal

Time: 7:30 pm

The Traditional Parish Choir begins rehearsals on the first Wednesday after Labor Day through mid-June each year in the Music Room from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Although the ability to read music is most helpful, it is not mandatory. This SATB choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Masses from September through mid-June. Our repertoire consists of 4-part traditional and some contemporary music. All are welcome to join! Please contact Therese Bulat, Director of Music, at (858)487-4314, ext. 1225, if interested in joining any of our Parish Choirs.

     

 

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

 

ANNUAL HOLY INNOCENTS PASTA DINNER | Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital (HICH) has treated over 204,000 children over eight years as outpatients and admitted over 42,000 children.  Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital Uganda, Inc., is working to bring better health to all children of the Archdiocese of Mbarara, Uganda, and its surrounding villages through better medical care and prevention.  They’re a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political, with only one focus:  better life for children in one small part of the world.  We are supporting a fund raising effort that is vital for their role.  San Rafael Parish will be hosting a fund raising event in our parish hall at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27th.  Pasta will be served by the Knights of Columbus and information will be provided by some wonderful speakers.  Can any cause be more worthy than healing sick children?  Please join us! Download Event Flyer

FRANCISCAN PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI | Come join our San Rafael Director of Catechetical Formation Franciscan lay brother Chris O’Donnell as he makes his first pilgrimage to the birthplace of Saint Francis and follows the Saint’s life in a five-day in-depth exploration of the Franciscan sites in Assisi and a three-day exploration throughout Rome June 17-26, 2020.  The pilgrimage is through Nativity Pilgrimage.  With a roundtrip flight from San Diego the cost is $3,699.00 per person. But there’s more: You can extend your trip from June 26-29, 2020 in order to travel to Oberammergau, Austria, to see the world famous Passion Play that is celebrated only once a decade for an additional $1,100.00 per person.  For any questions and brochures, please contact the coordinator David Knoll at (619)933-5320.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

0010 High Res

FROM THE DESK OF FR. DENNIS

Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?  Jesus had to die on the cross as a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of humanity.  Let’s leave it at that for the moment because anything more detailed fills volumes of theology texts.  So then, if Jesus died to atone for our sins and assures us eternal life with God, what in the world does St. Paul mean in today’s Second Reading from Colossians where he says  “ … in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of His body which is the Church…?”  Nothing lacks in the affliction of Christ but St. Paul is stating that since he is a member of the Body of Christ, the Church, his suffering as a faithful disciple of Christ continues to make present to the Church of his day the redemptive suffering of Christ to those who had not experienced it firsthand.  Christ’s suffering continues in His Body, the Church, and when bad things happen to us and we suffer unjustifiably we are told to “offer it up.”  WHY?  We offer up our suffering as a prayer that will, in turn, be of spiritual benefit to others who are not as strong in the faith.  So, when St. Paul says his suffering fills up what is lacking in the suffering of Christ he is adding his suffering to that of the Lord for the good and welfare of the Church.  This should be the same be for all of us today.  Face it: there are times life simply isn’t fair.  Sudden unemployment, unexpected illness, the death of a loved one, sexual abuse of minors and feeble (if any) response, etc. can be devastating.  When such things happen we can either moan and groan and whine and stamp our feet and just leave – OR – we can act as disciples of Jesus Christ, and offer up our suffering as a prayer for the good and welfare of God’s People, the Church.   In a less dramatic way Martha faced the same dilemma in the gospel of Luke.  She has invited Jesus to her home which she shares with Mary, her sister, and then gets all upset because she’s doing all the work while Mary is just sitting there chatting with Jesus.  In response Jesus kind of tells her, “Martha, offer it up” and use the moment to serve the Lord.

There’s another point to this gospel passage that ought not be overlooked.  Mary isn’t just wasting time: she’s visiting with Jesus letting him know that He is a valued guest in the home.  He’s not left alone in the living to watch a football game on TV or read the paper – she’s spending time with Him!  True, the meal is important but the meal itself would be terribly unsatisfying without the personal interaction.  Thus, Martha and Mary show us the two sides of the relationship which we should all have with Jesus:  what the Benedictines call ora et labora – prayer and  work to serve others.

The world is a scary place perhaps more so now than at any other time in history.  People spend too much time shouting at one another both in person and over social media, threatening each other which sometimes leads to outright violence.  Rather than get depressed and wring our hands at the state of things just remember: by entertaining strangers, Abraham entertained God; Martha and Mary show us the best way live lives of Christian discipleship; when things don’t go right just “offer it up” and add our suffering to that of Christ’s as a prayer for the healing of this pain wracked world.

Msgr. Dennis L. Mikulanis, S.T.D.
Pastor