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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.

* 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

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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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* Pentecost SundayPentecost Sunday

Regular Sunday Mass Times: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 noon In keeping with the great community spirit of San Rafael Parish let’s all dress in red and do our part by joining in the festivities and be a part of the Festival to celebrate this great event, Pentecost.

* 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.

* Pentecost Parish FestivalPentecost Parish Festival

Time: 3:00 pm

oin your fellow parishioners today, Sunday, June 9, starting at 3:00 p.m. for all the fun. Be sure to bring your friends, neighbors and family. The Festival celebrates one of the greatest events in the history of the Church –Pentecost - the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Festival is not just another good old spaghetti dinner, it is the occasion when parishioners of all ages, young, old, and all those in between, get together as a community and enjoy Bingo, kid’s games, a raffle, a delicious spaghetti dinner at 4:00 p.m. topped off with beautiful concert provided by the Parish Festival Choir at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The parish has over 3,200 registered families and the Pentecost Festival is a great opportunity for parishioners to get to know one another. The Festival is also a great opportunity, especially for newcomers to the parish, to meet fellow parishioners. Bingo and children’s games will start at 3:30 p.m., dinner at 4:00 p.m., the TV raffle at 6:30 p.m. and the day will conclude with the Festival Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Come prepared to enjoy the day and bring home some wonderful gifts for yourself or others!

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

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

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

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

Time: 12:00 pm

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

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* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

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

* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

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

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* Legion of MaryLegion of Mary

Time: 9:30 am

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

* Ladies' Daytime Bridge GroupLadies' Daytime Bridge Group

Time: 12:30 pm

Meeting 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.

* 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.

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* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 7:30 am

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

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 9:00 am

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

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 10:30 am

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

* Sunday MassSunday Mass

Time: 12:00 pm

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

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* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

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

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

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

Time: 12:00 pm

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

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

Time: 7:00 pm

Pastoral Center, Meeting Room J

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* AA MeetingAA Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

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

* Morning PrayerMorning Prayer

Time: 7:45 am

Church Sanctuary

* Daily MassDaily Mass

Time: 8:00 am

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

* Rosary & Divine MercyRosary & Divine Mercy

Time: 8:30 am

Church Sanctuary

* Legion of MaryLegion of Mary

Time: 9:30 am

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

* Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus

Time: 7:00 pm

Valley of the Angels Council #9710 meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Meeting Rooms 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

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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.

* 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.

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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.

* American Red Cross Blood DriveAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive

Time: 8:00 am

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at San Rafael Parish Sunday, June 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Classrooms 6 & 7 (adjacent to the parish hall). Schedule now! Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-(800)-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or use The Blood Drive Donor App and enter sponsor code: sanrafael. The American Red Cross is excited to introduce RapidPass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. Visit redcrossblood/RapidPass. Download the Blood Donor App today. Get your digital donor card, schedule your next appointment, track your lifetime donations, view your blood pressure, and follow your donation on its way to a hospital. Questions? Call Lee Parsons, (818)419-7260.

* 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.

           

 

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

 

BABY SHOWER FOR THE UNBORN | It’s a baby shower for the unborn at Life Choices Pregnancy Center.  This center has been a life source for young women in the community contemplating abortion.  Women’s Fellowship invites everyone to visit the decorated Christmas tree which will be located in the church foyer the entire month of December 2019.  The tags on the tree will give numerous suggestions from rattles and teething rings to all types of clothes (size 0 to 4x) and larger items (car seats, high chairs, etc.).  Gift cards and checks made out to “Life Choices” are also a good choice.  Please place all unwrapped gifts in the adjacent bassinet.  This is a wonderful opportunity to project your Christmas Spirit to those who need and will appreciate your help.

“KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS” | Religious Christmas cards will be available from the Knights of Columbus again this year.  They will be sold either in front of the church or in the parish hall during coffee and donuts the weekend of December 7-8.   Many of your old favorites and a few new card designs have been added, so please come and see the selection and remember to “Keep Christ in Christmas.”

COME HAVE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA | On Sunday morning, Dec 8, the San Rafael Men’s Club will host its third annual Breakfast With Santa event in the parish hall. The Men’s Club will be hosting  breakfast and photos with Santa Claus. The breakfast menu includes baked French toast, sausages, fruit, juice, hot chocolate, and for the traditionalists, of course coffee and donuts. Santa will be posing for pictures with children of the parish in his living room. For more information and registration please go to the following link: http://bit.ly/BreakfastWithSanta2019.

For its upcoming Breakfast With Santa Event on December 8, 2019, the Men’s Club needs a few more Christmas decorations to brighten up Santa’s living room and train room.  Specifically needed are white icicle lights, ornaments, garland, a couple of small nativity sets, and small Christmas blow up decorations. It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate any of the above items to enhance the festive experience of Breakfast With Santa. Donations should be dropped off at the parish office. Thank you.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTMAS TEA | Christmas will be upon us in no time and that means we have a lovely Christmas Tea planned to brighten our spirits!  Wear your holiday finery and treat yourself to a special evening filled with friends and new acquaintances.  A new light dinner menu will be served in a fairyland setting in the Parish Hall, while listening to live entertainment.  The Tea will be held Monday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m.  Cost: $25.  All ladies of the parish are welcome and you may now invite guests.  Everyone must have a pre-paid reservation to attend the Tea.  Don’t wait, send in your check today.  Questions?  Email Jeanne.bellastanza@gmail.com.  Make out your $25 check to “SRCCWF” and mail to Jeanne Obenchain, 1501 India Street #220, San Diego CA 92101.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP DAY TRIP | Women’s Fellowship invites all adults to visit the Nativity scenes of five churches in North County: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Resurrection (Escondido), St. Peter’s (Fallbrook), Mission San Antonia (Pala), and St. Francis of Assisi (Vista).  We will leave San Rafael’s parking lot at 8:30 a.m. on January 3, 2020.  Your cost will be $58 (checks payable to “Mary Ellen Stampfli”) which includes transportation, tip for our driver, light snacks, and a full lunch at Debbie’s Restaurant and Pie Shoppe: Turkey with dressing, baked meatloaf or baked ham, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables, corn bread and either apple or pumpkin pie.  The deadline to sign-up is December 18.  RSVP to Mary Ellen Stampfli, lilacsare4me@gmail.com or call (858)487-4135.

SAN RAFAEL MEN’S RETREAT, MAY 1-3 | The first annual Men’s Retreat is now set for the weekend of May 1-3 at Whispering Winds Catholic Camp & Conference Center near Julian.  We’ll arrive Friday afternoon, enjoy the evening meal, and leave Sunday morning after breakfast.  In that time we’ll spend quality time together in the Cuyamaca Mountains celebrating our faith, viewing faith-filled presentations, participating in the sacraments, spending time outdoors, and enjoying great food and friendship.  Please reserve the dates and watch for more detailed sign-up information to be forthcoming after Christmas.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIPS | The Knights of Columbus from San Rafael are offering five scholarships this year ranging from $500.00 to $1,000.00 depending upon the number of applications and the budget.  For more information and application forms, please contact the parish office.  The deadline to submit your application is April 1, 2020.   The five scholarships are: Matt Herriman Memorial Scholarship, Caroline E. Cox Memorial Scholarship, Catholic University Scholarship, Community College Scholarship and Vocational / Trade School Scholarship.

 

 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

0010 High Res

FROM THE DESK OF MSGR. DENNIS

The State Flag of Rhode Island shows an anchor surrounded by thirteen stars on a white background.  The thirteen stars represent the thirteen original British colonies which became the first thirteen states (and Rhode Island was the thirteenth state to ratify the Constitution).  The anchor, of course, is an ancient Christian symbol of the virtue of Hope.  An anchor allows a vessel to be safely secured in one place and the author of the Letter to the Hebrews says  “… we who have taken refuge might be strongly encouraged to hold fast to the hope that lies before us.  This we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm …” (6:18 – 19).  What a beautiful symbol that flag is to remind the people of that state of what is truly important.

Without hope where would any of us be today?  Since Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden God’s people have endured countless attacks from the evil one to draw us away from the Creator of Good and lead us down the path to sure and certain spiritual destruction.  However, even when Adam and Eve sinned and fell from God’s grace they were given hope that creation would one day again be restored to the perfection of the creator and the serpent of death would, itself, be crushed into lifeless nothingness.

The world always has been, is now and will continue to be a scary place.  The understanding of the spiritual warfare in which humanity has been engaged from the beginning of time becomes more visible during this Advent Season when the Church focuses on the light of Christ that pushes away the darkness of despair and inflames the hope of salvation and eternal life brought to us by the birth of the Messiah.  Without hope we would be like the stylized image of the individual in the artist Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” – a stylized human being with hands held to the head, eyes wide open in terror and mouth open screaming out the response to the surrounding evil and near despair.  Rather than adopt that poor creature as the symbol of life we should instead adopt the image of the shepherds in the field that first Christmas who expectantly went to the stable in Bethlehem to gaze upon the Hope of the World lying in the manger.

Today, with all of the problems that face the human race, only Jesus Christ can bring the peace, the healing, the balm, the HOPE that is needed to cast out the spirit of evil and enlighten the darkness that threatens to overcome us.  We watch as the second candle on the Advent Wreath is lit bringing us closer to the light of Christ.  We festoon our homes with outdoor lights and we festively light up a Christmas Tree with the eager anticipation of children awaiting wonderful gifts on Christmas Day, and the gift we wait for and long to embrace is HOPE; Hope brought to us by Jesus Christ who alone is the salvation of the world.

Don’t allow the next few weeks to pass by in a frenzy of exhausting activity.  Take some time.  Pause.  Reflect. Anticipate the HOPE that Christ gives as He is continuously born in our lives renewing the world in God’s love.  HOPE.

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