Sign Up for Portraits with LifeTouch

We all cherish our family pictures, so please don’t miss the opportunity to capture this particular “moment in time” for your family. Whether you need a new family portrait for your Christmas card, a gift for your children’s grandparents, or a photograph on the living room wall, come make a memory with us here at St. Mary’s this holiday season.

There are three easy ways to schedule your appointment:

  1. click here to sign up online
  2. sign up after weekend Masses: November 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 & December 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17
  3. call at Lifetouch 760.576.8393

There is no cost to you or the parish, and each participating family receives:

  • complimentary professional sitting
  • opportunity to immediately view portraits
  • free 8×10 portrait
  • complimentary “Our Parish Family Directory” when it publishes in the spring
  • opportunity to purchase additional portrait gifts

No purchase is necessary, however additional photo packages will be available for you to purchase for yourself or to give as gifts. Please allow up to one hour for photo session and viewing of portrait selections. We look forward to seeing you there!

PHOTOGRAPHY DATES
Location: at the Star of the Sea Center
(515 Pier View Way, Oceanside)
*photos taken on these 3 dates will be available for Christmas
– Friday Nov 24* 12:00 to 7:30
– Saturday Nov 25* 12:00 to 5:30
– Sunday Nov 26* 10:00 to 5:30

Location: at St. Mary’s School
(515 Wisconsin Ave, Oceanside)
– Monday Dec 18 12:00 to 7:30
– Tuesday Dec 19 12:00 to 7:30
– Wednesday Dec 20 12:00 to 7:30
– Thursday Dec 21 12:00 to 7:30
– Friday Dec 22 12:00 to 7:30
– Saturday Dec 23 12:00 to 7:30
– Tuesday Dec 26 12:00 to 7:30
– Wednesday Dec 27 12:00 to 5:30

Lifetouch Flyer in English     Volante de Lifetouch en Español

 

Join Our New Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry is here to guide families in planning the Vigil, Funeral Mass, Reception and Committal Services upon the death of their loved one. Call Dottie Greene at 760.941.3697 or Kim Mikulka at 760.271.8759 for more information. Individual training will be available.

Feed My People

Thank you for your generosity to our community in need of food.

Thank you especially to our sponsors of the SPARKLETTS WATER. Our call for help was met with much generosity.

This month, the church pantry is in need of jelly, 8 oz. cans of tomato sauce, and dried pasta (of any variety).

Please call Kim at 760.271.8759 to inquire about any details you may need in order to donate.

Downtown Parking

Hopefully, now that there is more time between Masses, you are finding it easier to park near the church. Just a reminder about downtown parking:

  • There is an ample amount of free parking just across the street in the City parking garage.
  • Bank of America asks parishioners to park away from their ATM machines to all their customers to do weekend business.
  • Downtown street parking has a well- enforced two hour limit.

Fr. G at Convocation

Tuesday-Friday, Sept 26-29 FR. G will be at Convocation

This week, all Diocesan priests will be attending the annual Convocation with our Bishops. Fr. Jim Fry will celebrate Mass on Monday, and our Seminarian, Manny, will conduct a Communion Service Tuesday through Friday.

Music Ministry and Children’s Choir

MUSIC MINISTRY

We are one of the rare parishes in our Diocese that continues the Tradition of having a Choir in the Loft accompanied by Organ. Under the Direction of Mr. John Nettles and co-director Ms. Amy Nelson, our Choir Sings at our 8 AM Mass every Sunday morning. The Choir is also responsible for singing at special services throughout the year, such as the Christmas Midnight Mass and Easter Sunday Morning.

If you have a singing voice to share in Music Ministry, please join our Choir. To become a part of our Choir, please come and participate in our rehearsal. You will have the opportunity to learn the music and to get to know the other members of the choir.

Our remaining September rehearsal is on Wednesday September 27.

If you would like more information, please contact Amy Nelson at the Parish Office at 760-722-1688.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Children of our Parish are invited sing in our Children’s Choir, which sings once a month at Mass October—May. Our first rehearsal of the season will be on Wednesday, October 11 at 6 PM in the Parish Church. To be a part of the Children’s choir, the child must be able to read well, attend rehearsals regularly and have a parent/guardian’s permission. For more information, please contact Ms. Amy Nelson at the Parish Office.

Feed My People

Thank you for your generosity to our community in need of food.

SPARKLETTS WATER has generously offered us a special pricing on purchasing water bottles for the daily lunches. We need two parishioners to sponsor the pro- gram at $25/month. Each $25 will supply 168 water bottles/month. That’s about half of what we use in a month’s time. This is a true savings to the ministry.

Please call Kim at 760.271.8759 to inquire about any details you may need in order to donate.

Altar Server Training

An altar server is a public minister who assists the priest in helping to lead the people of God gracefully and reverently in prayer at Mass. This ministry requires a young person who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Communion. All Altar Servers must attend formal training, be willing to attend follow-up trainings, be scheduled two times a month, and have a parent or guardian who will correspond with the Liturgy Director on a monthly basis concerning the Minister Schedule.

The next Altar Server Training will be held in two sessions at our Parish Church on Thursday, September 28th at 6:00 PM and Thursday, October 5th at 6:00 PM. Please contact Amy Nelson at the Parish Office for more information. You may either call at 760-722-1688 or email at stmarysministers@hotmail.com.

ATTN: ALL MARRIED COUPLES

Worldwide Marriage Encounter starts with the love you have for your spouse and helps you to build, expand, and deepen that relationship. We would like to invite all married couples to sign up for the Sept 22-24 weekend at the Courtyard Marriott in Rancho Bernardo.

For more information or to sign up, visit the website at www.wwme-sandiego.org.