Ministries

Liturgy and Worship Ministries

Acts 6:4
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

Volunteer to serve in one of the many ministries that serve our parish during mass.

Usher / Greeter
Altar Server
Reader / Lector
Sacristan
Music / Choir

If you are interested in any of these ministries, please inquire at the office 760-722-1688 or stmarysministers@hotmail.com

MUSIC MINISTRY - ADULT CHOIR: Sings at the 8:00am Mass & special parish celebrations. This traditional choir rehearsal is held in the Church Choir Loft every Wednesday promptly at 7:00pm and lasts approx. 1-1/2 hours. Membership is flexible.

MUSIC MINISTRY - STARTER CHOIR: This starter choir is perfect for our younger parishioners who want to get started in the music ministry, but are not quite ready for the Adult Choir. Sings at the 5:00pm Mass on Sundays. Rehearsal begins at 4:00pm on Sundays prior to this Mass.

MUSIC MINISTRY - CHILDREN CHOIR: Children of our Parish are invited to sing in our Children Choir. This choir sings once a month at Mass from September through June. To be part of the Children Choir, the child must be able to read well, attend rehearsals regularly, and have a parent/guardian's permission.

Contact Amy Nelson, Music Director, for more information or to join at: stmarysministers@hotmail.com

Faith Formation and Evangelization Ministries

Ephesians 6:16
In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all [the] flaming arrows of the evil one.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every day (Monday-Friday) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m. Call Rosa Diaz at (760) 433-2891 after 5:30 p.m. to schedule an hour.

BAPTISMS: Contact the main office at (760) 722-1688 for information on classes and baptism dates.

DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP: Holy Hour. Tuesday 7p.m. in the church. Call Rosa Diaz @ (760) 687-8461.

FAITH FORMATION: Patty Mann, Dir. of Religious Ed. (760) 722-1688; Mon - Thurs 12:00pm to 8:00pm

INSPIRATION LIBRARY: Check out (free) family-friendly and educational movies, books, and CDs

LEGION OF MARY: Meets weekly in the Juan Diego Room. Call Lee Kovensky at (760) 433-6960 or Marcy Daniels @ (760) 754-1002

SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY: SCC meets regularly to discuss scripture and other spiritual readings. In addition, they are an action group that undertakes special projects. For inquiries please contact Ceci Fonseca at 760-722-1688.

YOUTH MINISTRY: Marissa Esparza Garcia (760) 722-1688 by appointment; marystaryouth@gmail.com

Outreach Ministries

Matthew 25:40
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’

BEREAVEMENT / FUNERAL MINISTRY: Be a support to families as they plan a family member’s funeral. Dottie Greene (drsjg@cox.net) (760) 722-1688

HOSPITAL MINISTRY: To participate, call our Parish Office (760) 722-1688.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: If you or a family member are in the hospital or in need of the Sacrament of the Sick, please contact the church office. Please do not wait until the last moments of life to call.

RIDE SHARE MINISTRY: Do you need a ride to Mass? Can you offer a ride to someone, in your neighborhood, who attends the same Mass as you? Contact Debbie Shapiro: dshapiro.stmarys@gmail.com

Pantry Ministry--Feed My People:  Contact Kim or Marlyn at (760) 722-1688.  Our Mission is to be in conjunction with the ultimate vision of our parish, as a whole, providing a good meal to the people of our community.  Whether the need is born of homelessness, joblessness or crisis.  The Pantry Ministry will become the central point for ministries to access food items needed by the people they serve.  Eventually, we hope to expand to ministries that serve by visiting the sick, dying and grieving.

Rosary to End Abortion:  We hope you and your family will find peace through prayer just knowing you have contributed to help save the life of the unborn! If you are a victim of the abortion industry and have had an abortion, we are here to help you! Through prayer we hope to provide healing and resources to help you through this difficult time in your life. We invite you to join us in prayer! 

Service Ministries

Hebrews 6:10
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones.

 

ALTAR SOCIETY: 1st Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Star of the Sea Center. Call Carolynn Moreno @ (760) 433-3077.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: 1st Thurs. 7:00 p.m. in the Star of the Sea Center. For membership or other information, contact: koc@stmarystars.org

SERRA CLUB: Work for Priestly Vocations Call Lauren Entler @ (760) 967-8680

Marriage and Family Life Ministries

1 John 4:19
We love because he loved us first.

MOMS MEET UP: If you are a mother of a little one under school age, we have a ministry for you! We invite you to join us in the Star of the Sea Center (515 Pier View Way) on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month from 8:30am-10am for a relaxing social time, coffee and treats, fellowship and support, and the sharing of resources. Your children will be safe, close by, and having fun while you spend time with other moms just like you. We will have brief presentations on topics that meet our moms’ interests such as child safety, the importance of play, baby care, and developmental milestones. Moms will then “meet up” and have the opportunity to enjoy all that Thursdays have to offer in downtown Oceanside, including the Farmers’ Market, Oceanside Library Story Time, and beach stroller walks.

WORLD WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a positive and personal experience for a couple, which offers them a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It’s an opportunity to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It’s a time to share their feelings, their hopes, fears, frustrations, and joys.Worldwide Marriage Encounter is not a professional counseling service. It is not a retreat, nor is it a marriage clinic or sensitivity course. It is not a time to look at the past, but rather to look to your future together. The weekend is a positive, simple, common sense experience between a husband and wife that revitalizes marriage. Learn more about WWME here!

RETROUVAILLE: No matter how much your marriage is hurting, no marriage is beyond hope. If life has taken your marriage on a different path, find your way back to love through retrouvaille.  View upcoming retreat dates or learn more about the retrouvaille programs available to help you.

SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB: Each first Friday of the month, at 9:00am, those of us who have reached maturity in body and spirit will meet in the Parish Center for a complimentary light breakfast and lots of good company. Of course, all are welcome to begin the day by attending First Friday Mass at 8:00am and then stay for the Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Or, if you would like to just join us in the Parish Center at 9:00am for the breakfast, that would be just fine too. We promise that the coffee will be hot and the background music "cool", so see you there!

CATHOLIC WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS OF NORTH COUNTY (CWWNC): Join a group of Catholic women and men whose spouses are deceased. Our active calendar includes dining, dancing, tours, an annual picnic theater, card games, bowling, miniature golf, and hiking. Over 170 members from 13 Parishes in North County meet up the second Sunday of the month at 2:00pm. Our communal Mass is on the fourth Sunday of the month at various churches. View the CWWNC page for more information.