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.

From the Diocesan Office for Social Ministry

Anyone seeking the service of a Licensed Mental Health Professional affiliated with the San Diego reviahome.com 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.

Feed My People

Thank you for your generous response to our plea. The church pantry is still in need of a few specific items.

This week, we are asking for corn and flour tortillas, jelly, and LARGE paper lunch bags.

We are also in need of people to help make the daily lunches. Please call Kim at 760.271.8759 to inquire as to the days and times.

May God bless your for your generosity.

ESL Classes

English as a Second Language classes will be held at Crown Heights Community Resource Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays from Aug 23-Dec 14. For more information, call 760.795.8736 or visit miracosta.edu/noncreditESL.

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 klonopintabs.com parking garage.
  • Bank of America asks parishioners to park away from their ATM ma- chines to all their customers to do weekend business.
  • Downtown street parking has a well- enforced two hour limit.

Speaker at Mass

Next weekend, August 5-6, 2017, Christine from the Franciscan School of Theology will speak briefly after Communion about the Advanced Degree Programs offered in Theology and Divinity. She will be available after Mass to speak with interested parties.

Franciscan School of Theology