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.

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.

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.

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.