St. Michael's Catholic Parish

As members of St. Michael's Parish, we accept the responsibility and challenge of maintaining a welcoming Catholic Community, in which the message of Jesus is alive and proclaimed through our worship, education, and service to others.

Welcome to St. Michael's Catholic Parish!

Our parish is vibrant, loving, and compassionate! I hope you will take some time to review our website and see the many groups, ministries, and organizations found here at St. Michael's.

We believe that Christ is the center of all that we do. Please join us in our common mission to follow Jesus and proclaim his goodness.

Fr. Mel Monreal

Diocesan Bankruptcy Update

Dear Parishioners:

First, let me say thank you for your support and continued prayers as we begin this process.  As I have promised to keep everyone informed regarding the diocesan bankruptcy, this letter is intended to update you following the parish leadership webinar hosted by Cardinal McElroy on Monday, June 24th.   In addition to our Bishop, speaking at this webinar and answering parish questions were Jeff Cawdrey, of Gordon, Rees, Scully, Mansukhani, LLP, lead bankruptcy attorneys for the Diocese of San Diego, and Paul Leeds, of Franklin, Soto, Leeds, LLP, attorneys for the parishes.   

After answering a wide range of questions from the parish leadership teams, the Diocese announced a link has been established on the Diocesan Website, that will allow everyone continuous access to all the most up-to-date information available on the bankruptcy. Simply follow the above link and click on the bankruptcy “details” link.     Additionally, the Diocesan website also includes a FAQ link, News Releases, and more.     

Issues Important to the Parishes

  • Why are the parishes participating in the diocesan bankruptcy?  Essentially, there are two dimensions to this question.  First, even if none of the claims occurred at our parish, all the parishes need to participate in order to achieve immunity protection from all future claims for past actions of sexual abuse that occurred before the Claims Bar Date.    As soon as this date becomes available from the court, it will be published on the diocesan website and in our parish bulletin.   Second, we are one diocese and as such, we must stand united in our shared Catholic response to help those parishes that are less fortunate than ours.
  • How old are these sexual abuse cases that are being filed?      As has been the case across the country where other states have reopened their statute of limitations, as a result of the California statute of limitations having been lifted, at least 2/3rds of the estimated 450 cases are 50 years or older.   The remaining 1/3rd are between 30 and 40 years old.  There are no current cases. 
  • What is the likely amount and method to be used to determine each parish’s assessment? While the bankruptcy filing is intended to help the mediation process along, until it is completed, the total amount of the settlement will continue to be uncertain.   As such, while it is most likely the diocese will use the ACA formula for the Annual Catholic Appeal, the amount of assessment for the parishes remains uncertain too.    

While this process will be difficult and there will be moments of tension and misunderstanding, the process is designed to give justice to the victims and allow the diocese and the parishes to continue to support the mission of the Church. 

Again, I thank you for your continued support and prayers.

Fr. Mel



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