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.

Birth Choice Needs Volunteers and Staff

Do you love the Lord? Are you passionate about the unborn? Do you have a heart for women who suffer as a result of abortion? There are several paid and volunteer openings in the San Marcos and Oceanside Offices. If the Lord is calling you to serve in this ministry, call 760.621.3414 x 11.

Birth Choice

Liturgy of the Word for Children (Age 3-10)

The children of the parish are invited to join the Children’s Liturgy of the Word each Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. We sing, dance, listen and reflect on the readings at a level that children can appreciate. Come have fun and learn something that you can take home each week!

The Sacrament of Baptism

St. Mary’s baptizes children in English on the fourth Sunday of the month. The first step in planning a baptism is to call Patty at 760-722-1688 to set up a registration appointment and to learn about our requirements. One of these is attendance at two baptism classes that are typically offered on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Both sessions are required for parents and god- parents. The classes in September will be on September 13 & 20 with the baptisms on September 24.

Religious Ed Registration Should Be Complete This Week

Registration forms have been sent out by email and they should be returned to Patty Mann by Sept 6th to confirm a spot for your child. If you did not receive these forms by email, please call Patty at the parish office, (760)722-1688.

The first day of class is a Generations of Faith on Sunday, September 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Dear Parishioners of St. Mary’s Parish

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.

We will rehearse in the choir loft in Sep- tember on Wednesdays September 6, 20, 27. NO REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 13.

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

From the Diocesan Office for Social Ministry

Anyone seeking the service of a Licensed Mental Health Professional affiliated with the San Diego Diocesan Mental Health Ministry Network can visit: eTherapyFinder.com/osm.

Once on the website, click on “Find Affiliated Therapists”.

Therapists interested in affiliating with the San Diego Diocesan mental Health Ministry Network may visit eTherapyFinder.com and click on “Clinicians Click Here” to register for a free profile.

Once the profile has been acknowledged by eTherapyFinder, visit the site to view and accept the diocesan pledge.