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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.

* 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 H & I 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 9:45 a.m.. 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 H & I. 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

* Lenten Fish Fry DinnersLenten Fish Fry Dinners

Time: 5:00 pm

Lent is coming up quickly, which means Fish Fry Dinners! The first Fish Fry is February 28. Ticket prices are: Adults - ( at the door); Children (Ages 5 - 17) - ; Children age 4 & under - Free; Family (Two Adults plus children ages 5 to 17/immediate family only) - ( at the door). Our “Golden Tickets” are the best deal in town for admission to all 6 Fish Fries! Family - 0; Adult - . The Family Golden Tickets are for single families with children ages 5-17 (immediate family only).

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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.

* Parish Lenten MissionParish Lenten Mission

Time: 7:00 pm


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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 Room F, Pastoral Center For more information please call Marilyn Kubinak at (760)518-3624.

* 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.

* Parish Lenten MissionParish Lenten Mission

Time: 7:00 pm


* 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.

* Parish Lenten MissionParish Lenten Mission

Time: 7:00 pm


* 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 H & I. 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

* Lenten Fish Fry DinnersLenten Fish Fry Dinners

Time: 5:00 pm

The Fish Fry for this Friday, March 13th, has been cancelled due to a hot water heater issue. Only this week's dinner is cancelled.

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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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* Happy St. Patrick's DayHappy St. Patrick's Day

ST. PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE Christ, as a light, illumine and guide me! Christ, as a shield, o'ershadow and cover me! Christ, be under me! Christ, be over me! Christ, be beside me, on left hand and right! Christ, be before me, behind me, about me! Christ, this day be within and without me! Christ, the lowly and the meek, Christ, the all-powerful, Be in the heart of each to whom I speak - In the mouth of each who speaks to me - In all who draw near to me, or see me, or hear me!

* 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 H & I 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 H & I. 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

* Lenten Stations of the CrossLenten Stations of the Cross

Time: 7:00 pm

Church Sanctuary

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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 H & I. 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.

* 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.

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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.

       

 

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

 

LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS CANCELLED | Effective Friday, March 13th, the Lenten Fish Fry Dinners have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus precaution recommendations. The Knights of Columbus will provide pro-rated refunds for Golden Ticket purchasers who request them.  The Knights will be available at the entrance of the church after every Mass on the first full weekend that the Diocese allows Masses to resume.  Bring your Golden Ticket with you and the Knights will write you a check for the cancelled Fish Fry dinners.

PARISH EASTER EGG HUNT & PICNIC  | CANCELLED

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP DAY TRIP | Women’s Fellowship has a limited number of tickets for the musical “Nunsense” at Lawrence Welk Theater in Escondido.  The event is Sunday, June 7.  Come join us for lunch and the performance.  We will carpool leaving at 10:45 a.m. with lunch at 11:15 a.m. and the show starting at 1:00 p.m.  Choices for lunch are Pot Roast, Chicken Piccata, Teriyaki Salmon or Vegetarian Pasta and a non-alcoholic beverage and dessert.  The total cost is $71.  Please RSVP to Mary Ellen Stampfli at lilacsare4me@gmail.com or call (858)487-4135.  The deadline to reserve a ticket is April 1st.  Please makes checks payable to Mary Ellen Stampfli.

 

 

 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

 

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FROM THE DESK OF MSGR. DENNIS

Knock! Knock!  “Who’s there?”  “It’s me, God.  Have I got your attention yet?”

                 Throughout salvation history God has had to take some extreme measures at times to get our attention.  He had to send ten plagues on Egypt before Pharaoh let God’s people go.  He had to send famine, drought and plagues, wars, destruction and exile to remind His people of promises they had made and had broken.  Each time things like that happened it was like God knocking on the door and saying “Hello!  Anybody awake in there?  Anybody home?  Can I have your attention please?”

Really, doesn’t this COVID-19 virus appear to be similar?  It has certainly got the attention of everyone, believers and non-believers alike.  Governments are scrambling to contain the pandemic and have been caught so seriously off-guard that they’re like people in a darkened room bumping into the walls in an attempt to find the door to escape.  We have been so smug as a people.  The wasting of the environment, global warming caused by human indifference and self-centeredness, the “entertainment” we produce which glorifies the sexual exploitation of the human person, the violence we encounter in movies, television and video-games – and then perpetrate on one another through countless armed conflicts, the stripping of human dignity at every possible level, the rancor and bitterness in everyday American Life especially from our government officials, the things we consider more important than Sunday worship like football, baseball, soccer, hockey or any other diversion that keeps us from fulfilling the Third Commandment in any number of ways, our smug narcissism that leads us to believe we have all the answers and don’t need God in our lives; is it any wonder we are in panic mode right now as we confront this new reminder of our fallible human nature?

The journalist Steven Erlanger wrote recently: “The coronavirus is not only spreading but also infecting societies with a sense of insecurity, fear and fragmentation.  Above all, it has severed humanity from its conceit of control and of the invincibility of its institutions, science, technology and democracies.”  We might also add “and from thinking and acting like we are God.”  Truly, with everything going on now the basics we have relied on for so long seem to be crumbling and the future uncertain.  Knock! Knock!  “Hey there!  It’s me, God.  Have I got your attention yet?”

Even though we have not been able to gather as a community for Mass, which we are now realizing how important the Eucharist is in our lives, we must turn our attention back to God and place our lives in His hands.  We are not the center of the universe.  God is. We don’t have all the answers.  God does. God DOES exist and has control but when we try to wrest control away from Him and then push Him off to the side what else can we expect?

            This has been a horrible way to celebrate Lent but at the same time a wonderful way to do so as it brings us to our knees, surrendering to His Divine Authority.  While we’re on our knees let’s pray for an end to this COVID-19 plague and recommit ourselves to God by reaching out in service to our brothers and sisters in this time of uncertainty and fear.  You’ve got our attention, Lord.  Now please – get rid of this COVID-19 and let us return to you with hearts, minds and lives renewed!

 

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