MARCH 27 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM OUR PASTOR
Dear Parish Family,
We continue to pray for your health and well-being during these difficult times. We want to notify you in advance that we do not anticipate the church will be able to be re-opened in time for Holy Week and Easter. This is a pain we feel most deeply and the first time I have ever experienced such a thing as a priest, but we offer up this sacrifice for those who are suffering the worst from this pandemic and for the intention that it will end sooner rather than later.
So that we may still participate together the sacred celebrations of the Triduum and Easter, we will record all of these special Masses and Good Friday Stations of the Cross to make available on our website. Please continue to visit this website frequently for the most current updates.
As a reminder, the church remains open for private prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. You are welcome to stop by and spend some time with our Lord. Please continue to practice responsible social distancing and maintain at least six feet between persons in the church. Please also make use of the hand-sanitizing stations that have been installed in the vestibule.
Secondly, we are attempting to reach all parishioners who are in need of any type of assistance. If you are elderly or alone and in need of basic assistance (for example, groceries or prescriptions picked up), or if you are able to volunteer to assist others, we will connect you. Simply call the Parish Office and leave a message anytime at (858) 487-4755 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Let us know what you need, or let us know how you can help as a volunteer.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the parishioners who have continued to give online and through their regular envelopes. Your generosity of time, talent, and treasure, even during this time, is an inspiring testament of faith.
We remain apart for now, but we are all in this together. One day soon we will be reunited again in person and I look forward to that joyful occasion.
Together with you in Christ, Fr. Mel
For complete information about the directives from the Diocese of San Diego during the Coronavirus shelter-in-place order, click here
FOR CONFESSION DURING
Pope Francis says: “People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason, can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon and experience God’s loving forgiveness. This is the right time, the opportune moment. An Act of Contrition done well, and our souls will become white like the snow.”
The Pope says: “Do what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me.’ and ask for pardon with all your heart.”
Make an Act of Contrition and promise God, “’I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to a state of grace with God.”
“As the Catechism teaches, you can draw near to God’s forgiveness without having a priest at hand. Think about it. This is the moment.”
SUNDAY MASS MARCH 28-29 /
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
PLEASE NOTE: We apologize for the technical difficulties in this week's recording.
For the Online Mass Archive, click here
RESOURCES DURING THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE
- St. Michael's will offer a video-streamed Sunday Mass from our church that will be available for viewing at your convenience starting at 5:00 p.m. every Saturday night
- The church remains open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, private prayer, and reflection
- Video-streamed Sunday Masses and daily Masses are also available on the diocesan website in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at www.sdcatholic.org
- For an Act of Spiritual Communion while we are unable to attend Mass, click here
For Fr. Brent's Messages of Encouragement, click here
Please join in praying for the health, safety, and well-being of our community and the world.
- For L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez's Prayer for Coronavirus, click here
- For the Coronavirus Pandemic Novena, click here
- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is also live-streaming daily and Sunday Masses at https://lacatholics.org/emergency/
- Fr. Leo Patalinghug, who conducted our Lenten Mission in February is also offering daily Mass videos on his Facebook page here
Thank you to all parishioners who are continuing to give online at the Online Giving link above. Your contributions continue to support the life and work of our parish, especially during this difficult time. If you need assistance setting up your Online Giving, please contact Cindy Keane in the Parish Office at [email protected] or leave a message at (858) 487-4755.
You may still give using your regular Sunday giving envelope by either mailing it to the Parish Office by placing it in a postage envelope or by dropping your envelope in the mail slot of the Gift Shop door in the church vestibule during the daily open hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For "Virtual" Stations of the Cross at St. Michael's, click below:
Welcome to St. Michael's 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 Parish.
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.
5:30 p.m. Contemporary Choir
7:15 a.m. Cantor
9:00 a.m. Adult Choir
10:45 a.m. Children's Choir
12:30 p.m. Cantor
5:30 p.m. Youth Choir
Monday to Friday
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.
We want to meet you!
Stop by the hospitality booth after Mass on the second weekend of every month and introduce yourself. If you need to register as a member of the parish, just print and fill out a registration form and bring it into the Parish Office.