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* Monthly Food DriveMonthly Food Drive

Time: 7:30 am

OUR FRIENDS FROM NORTH COUNTY INTERFAITH SERVICES in Escondido are in desperate need of the following non-perishable items: Dried pasta, Canned chili, Canned beans (not green) Hearty soup, Canned vegetables, Canned fruit Canned pasta meals, Mac & Cheese Diapers (all sizes), Baby Wipes, Formula & Baby food Personal Care Items (Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, lotion, razors, deodorant, feminine products, laundry soap, bath soap, etc.) Please bring your donations next weekend, September 30-October 1, leave them in the red and white collection barrels located in the vestibule of the church. Thank you for your support!

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* Wednesday Holy HourWednesday Holy Hour

Time: 7:00 pm

The Wednesday evening Holy Hours for this month will be October 4 and 18 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Chapel will be open and all are welcome to spend some time with our Lord in quiet contemplation.

* Ministry Council MeetingMinistry Council Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Meeting Room G

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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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* Annual Women's RetreatAnnual Women's Retreat

Women of San Rafael are invited to an entire weekend devoted to learning about the gifts of Catholic womanhood at our annual retreat October 6-8 at Whispering Winds Catholic Conference Center in Julian. Cost: 0 after September 15th (partial or no refund after September 6). Price includes lodging and 6 meals plus Pat Gohn, author, radio host and magazine editor. To register: provide name, diet restrictions, email and cell number to bethsiesel@gmail.com. For questions call Beverly at (858)487-3070.

* 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 sch as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

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* Annual Women's RetreatAnnual Women's Retreat

Women of San Rafael are invited to an entire weekend devoted to learning about the gifts of Catholic womanhood at our annual retreat October 6-8 at Whispering Winds Catholic Conference Center in Julian. Cost: 0 after September 15th (partial or no refund after September 6). Price includes lodging and 6 meals plus Pat Gohn, author, radio host and magazine editor. To register: provide name, diet restrictions, email and cell number to bethsiesel@gmail.com. For questions call Beverly at (858)487-3070.

* 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.)

* Annual Blessing of the AnimalsAnnual Blessing of the Animals

Time: 10:00 am

Are your pets really members of your family? If so, they need the Lord’s blessing. On Saturday, October 7, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, the Patron Saint of Animals, we will have a special blessing service for them in front of our church. It will begin at 10:00 a.m. Come earlier to meet the other creatures of God. It will be followed by a short cake and punch reception. Come families, come children, come all-and bring your pets! If any questions call (858)487-0491.

* 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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* Annual Women's RetreatAnnual Women's Retreat

Women of San Rafael are invited to an entire weekend devoted to learning about the gifts of Catholic womanhood at our annual retreat October 6-8 at Whispering Winds Catholic Conference Center in Julian. Cost: 0 after September 15th (partial or no refund after September 6). Price includes lodging and 6 meals plus Pat Gohn, author, radio host and magazine editor. To register: provide name, diet restrictions, email and cell number to bethsiesel@gmail.com. For questions call Beverly at (858)487-3070.

* 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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* Columbus DayColumbus Day

Parish offices will be open regular hours.

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* Evening of Recollection forMenEvening of Recollection forMen

Time: 7:00 pm

The next Evening of Recollection for Men will be held Wednesday, October 11, from 7:00-9:15 p.m. For more information on Opus Dei activities in the US and around the world, see: www.opusdei.org.

* 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 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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 sch as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

* OktoberfestOktoberfest

Time: 6:00 pm

Pull out your lederhosen and find your favorite beer stein. That's right--Oktoberfest is coming to San Rafael Parish on Friday, October 13! We'll have all the bratwurst you can eat, plenty of fine German beer, and a lively crowd that's sure to enjoy the sound of the “Oompah” band. Don't miss it!

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

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* Underwear & Socks DriveUnderwear & Socks Drive

A reading from St. James: “If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well’ but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?” Our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society asks your help in providing NEW underwear, NEW socks and NEW men’s jeans to share with the poor through Fr. Joe’s in downtown San Diego, and Brother Benno’s in Oceanside. You are always so generous with your contributions, we feel we can share the donations between the two foundations and help many more during this year of Mercy. Our collection will be the weekend of October 14 & 15, so that no one at Fr. Joe’s nor Brother Benno’s receives "hand me downs" this coming Christmas. Please bring your donations to Mass that weekend and deposit them in the vestibule of the church. We will need items for children and adults, male and female all sizes and shapes and colors! We will also accept small toys and gift cards. Thank you and may God bless you all for your continued generosity to the poor!

* 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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* Underwear & Socks DriveUnderwear & Socks Drive

A reading from St. James: “If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well’ but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?” Our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society asks your help in providing NEW underwear, NEW socks and NEW men’s jeans to share with the poor through Fr. Joe’s in downtown San Diego, and Brother Benno’s in Oceanside. You are always so generous with your contributions, we feel we can share the donations between the two foundations and help many more during this year of Mercy. Our collection will be the weekend of October 14 & 15, so that no one at Fr. Joe’s nor Brother Benno’s receives "hand me downs" this coming Christmas. Please bring your donations to Mass that weekend and deposit them in the vestibule of the church. We will need items for children and adults, male and female all sizes and shapes and colors! We will also accept small toys and gift cards. Thank you and may God bless you all for your continued generosity to the poor!

* 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.)

* Newcomers Welcome GatheringNewcomers Welcome Gathering

Time: 10:00 am

Newly registered parishioners (those who registered in the parish on or after April 5, 2017) are invited to meet at the rectory after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, October 15, for a Newcomers’ Gathering. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information please contact Lea at (858)487-2834 or Elmira at (315)278-5934.

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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.

* Special Men's Club Event Special Men's Club Event

Time: 6:00 pm

Parishioners, friends and family are invited to a fun and informative evening with the winner of two Pulitzer prizes, the San Diego Union Tribune’s extraordinary and talented political cartoonist, Steve Breen. Steve is a man with deep religious convictions. Hear how that may or may not influence what he submits for publication. This will be an interactive demonstration as Steve creates his craft on his laptop and then display’s the work on the large screen TV. Ever look at one of Steve’s creations in the UT and ask yourself a question? There will lots of Q & A time. Join us Wednesday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Sponsored by The Men’s Club. Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss it

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* Wednesday Holy HourWednesday Holy Hour

Time: 7:00 pm

The Wednesday evening Holy Hours for this month will be October 4 and 18 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Chapel will be open and all are welcome to spend some time with our Lord in quiet contemplation.

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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 sch as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

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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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* World Mission SundayWorld Mission Sunday

Special envelopes for your contribution to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith can be found in the hymnal racks of the pews. If you would like to make an offering to the missions, please place your offering in one of the envelopes and drop it in the basket at the usual time. There will be no special, second collection.

* 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.

* Fall Craft FairFall Craft Fair

Time: 8:15 am

Be sure to stop by the Parish Hall from 8:15 to noon during Coffee and Donuts! Crafters from San Rafael and their friends will have homemade jams, silver jewelry, twinkle lights, formaldehyde-free nail polish and nail wraps, knitted, sewn and woven items, food and more! Proceeds will benefit Little Flowers Girls’ Ministry.

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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 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.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

* 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 sch as Holy Thursday or Thanksgiving Day (including the Friday after Thanksgiving). Contact: Susan Van Winkle Phone: (858)451-5571

* Friday Night Bingo Fundraiser Friday Night Bingo Fundraiser

Time: 6:30 pm

Women’s Fellowship will have a Bingo Night Friday, October 27, in the Parish Hall to support its many projects. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Play will start at 7:00 p.m. The cost is .00. We play 8 games with 3 chances to win each game. Prizes are gift cards and the dollar amount is based on the number of attendees. No reservation is necessary. All adults welcome, men and women. Questions: Contact Mary Van Hee at mrysnshne@gmail.com. Save January 26, 2018 for our next Bingo Night.

* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

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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.)

* LIFEWALK 2017LIFEWALK 2017

Time: 10:00 am

This year’s LIFEWALK (SideBySide 5K) will be held Saturday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m. at DeAnza Cove. Please sign up under San Rafael's Team at www.sidebyside5k.com. We’re in this together. The Side by Side 5K raises funds to help the thousands of people who are experiencing loss through miscarriage or abortion. Life Perspectives is a non-profit organization that provides worldwide resources not only for the men and women who are seeking help grieving their loss, but also provides invaluable training for family, friends, and counseling professionals who want to effectively aid in the healing process.

* 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.

* 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

* All Hallows EveAll Hallows Eve

Time: 5:53 pm


* R.C.I.A.R.C.I.A.

Time: 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps thinking of becoming Catholic? Maybe you are already an adult Catholic but never completed your sacraments. Well, come and join the RCIA program to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and your sacraments celebrated. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are held Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this year’s ministry then please to sign up asap. To sign-up please contact Chris O’Donnell at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org to sign up and get more information.

       

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

 

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP MEMBERSHIP |  Annual dues are still only $10.00 for the year.  Checks should be made payable to “SRCCWF.”  Membership forms and checks can be mailed to Regina Greenlee at 16133 Selva Drive, San Diego, CA. 92128. We are looking forward to a great year!

Women’s Fellowship 2017-2018 Membership Form

SPECIAL MEN’S CLUB EVENT | Parishioners, friends and family are invited to a fun and informative evening with the winner of two Pulitzer prizes, the San Diego Union Tribune’s extraordinary and talented political cartoonist, Steve Breen.  Steve is a man with deep religious convictions.  Hear how that may or may not influence what he submits for publication.  This will be an interactive demonstration as Steve creates his craft on his laptop and then display’s the work on the large screen TV.  Ever look at one of Steve’s creations in the UT and ask yourself a question?  There will lots of Q & A time.  Join us Wednesday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Sponsored by The Men’s Club.  Light refreshments will be served.  Don’t miss it

CRAFT FAIR TODAY, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 | Be sure to stop by the Parish Hall from 8:15 to noon during Coffee and Donuts!  Crafters from San Rafael and their friends will have homemade jams, silver jewelry, twinkle lights, formaldehyde-free nail polish and nail wraps, knitted, sewn and woven items, food and more!  Proceeds will benefit Little Flowers Girls’ Ministry.

FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO FUNDRAISER | Women’s Fellowship will have a Bingo Night Friday, October 27, in the Parish Hall to support its many projects.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Play will start at 7:00 p.m.  The cost is $10.00.  We play 8 games with 3 chances to win each game.  Prizes are gift cards and the dollar amount is based on the number of attendees.  No reservation is necessary.  All adults welcome, men and women.  Questions: Contact Mary Van Hee at mrysnshne@gmail.com.  Save January 26, 2018 for our next Bingo Night.

LIFEWALK 2017 | This year’s LIFEWALK (SideBySide 5K) will be held Saturday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m. at DeAnza Cove.  Please sign up under San Rafael’s Team at www.sidebyside5k.com.  We’re in this together.  The Side by Side 5K raises funds to help the thousands of people who are experiencing loss through miscarriage or abortion.  Life Perspectives is a non-profit organization that provides worldwide resources not only for the men and women who are seeking help grieving their loss, but also provides invaluable training for family, friends, and counseling professionals who want to effectively aid in the healing process.

50’S & 60’S SOCK HOP | You are invited to an evening of “Rock & Roll” brought to you by the Knights of Columbus and Women’s Fellowship on Friday, November 17, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  in the parish hall. Your DJ, Arnie, will spin all of your favorite American Bandstand tune!  Dine enjoying your old drive-in favorites!  Cost: Couple $25; Stag $15.  Limited tickets available.

GREENERY SALE | San Rafael’s Little Flower Girls’ Ministry will hold a greenery sale again this year.  Beautiful, fresh cut wreaths will be available for order.  Advent wreaths will also be available.  Flyers with the pricing and photos of the wreaths are in the church vestibule and in the parish office.  Orders must be received by noon on Thursday, November 23.  The orders will arrive the second week in December and will be available for pick-up after all Sunday Masses.  If you have any questions please contact Paula Rahall at sanrafaellittleflowers@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

From The Pastor Header

Sunday, October 15, 2017

When I was a boy and we had to go somewhere I’d ask “What kind of clothes should I wear?” and mom would frequently reply “church clothes.”  Well, we dare not use that answer today because God knows what will be worn (and He finds out when some show up for Mass).  Christmas and Easter brought out the best people had, and weddings and funerals were special occasions that required special dress that reflected the dignity of the moment and the respect that was expected.  Today, though, things are quite different and everything is so casual especially here in Southern California.  Sometimes we might be led to think that we should adopt the customs of Jesus’ day.  Few people had multiple choices of clothing to wear so when they were invited to something special, like a wedding, the host had special garments for the invited guests to wear.  They were more like cloaks to cover the everyday clothes and so everyone looked nice at the wedding.  Imagine the reaction, then, of the man who invited guests to a wedding who refused to show up for one reason or another (quite an insult) and then the homeless guy who was dragged in off the street for the feast who refused to the wedding garment provided for him.  In His parable Jesus says that the ungrateful and insulting offender be ejected from the banquet – and rightly so.

Jesus uses this parable to teach us a lesson.  We have all been invited to the banquet of eternal life given by God.  How hurt and insulted God must be when those who are invited get what they think is a better offer or find something more important to do than RSVP in the affirmative.  There are plenty of people throughout salvation history that have done that and, having rejected God’s offer, can we be certain of their place in heaven?  Jesus seems to indicate we can’t!  God doesn’t reject us, we reject God and when we do we best be ready to suffer the consequences.  Then there are those who accept the invitation but do so on their terms deciding not to wear the garments provided but to slop around however they wish and expect to be treated with dignity.  Why should anyone expect to be treated with dignity and respect if they don’t do likewise to others?  Again, such a person risks being ejected from the banquet hall through no one’s fault but his/her own.

The gospel is meant to offer us assurance of God’s love for us which is unconditional and all embracing.  God offers us the incredible gift of Himself and invites us to share intimately with Him.  If we accept God’s offer we can be assured of salvation.  If we choose to reject God’s offer in this life how can we expect to be offered it in the next?  We believe in a God of loving mercy but we also believe in a God of righteous justice which will be delivered according to how we respond to His invitation.

Msgr. Dennis L. Mikulanis, Pastor