2960 Canyon Road
Escondido, CA 92029
Saturday Vigil 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30 & 10:30am
April 23, 2017
From the Pastor’s Desk
I will be away from the parish from April 20 through May 2. Many thanks to our supply priests: Msgr. Elliott, Fr. Gallagher, Fr. Fuld, and Fr. Clark for their help with Mass and Confessions while I am away.
Please keep me in your prayers.
First Communion will take place on Saturday, May 6 at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass. Please pray for these children and the parents.
Confirmation will be celebrated by Bishop Robert McElroy on Saturday, May 27 at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass. Please pray for these young people and their sponsors.
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on the weekend of May 27-28. Regular Mass schedule.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Mass will be offered at 6:30 a.m.
Have a blessed Easter season,
Fr. Fernando Ramirez, Pastor
The joy of the Easter season is amplified for the diocese of San Diego today in Pope Francis' appointment of Father John Dolan as our new auxiliary bishop. Father Dolan was raised in Saint Mary Magdalene Parish and ordained for the diocese of San Diego in 1989 after studying theology at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California. The whole of his priestly ministry has been focused upon the life of the parish, and he has been pastor at Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Oceanside, Saint Michael Parish in San Diego, Saint Rose of Lima in Chula Vista, Saint Michael in Poway and Saint John and Saint Vincent Parishes in San Diego. He presently serves as the vicar for Clergy in the Diocese.
Bishop Robert McElroy noted two central characteristics of Father Dolan's priesthood: the great love which he has for the priests and the people of God, and the intensely joyful spirit that permeates his life and mission. "Our local church" Bishop McElroy said, "will be deeply blessed by these gifts in Bishop-elect Dolan's new episcopal role of leadership, sacrifice and prayerful service."
When told of his appointment, Bishop-elect Dolan said "I am profoundly grateful to his Holiness Pope Francis for this honor, and I look forward to accompanying Bishop McElroy in his ministry to this beautiful diocese in which I have witnessed the presence of God's love continually for the whole of my life."
The episcopal ordination of Bishop-elect Dolan will take place on Thursday, June 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Therese of Carmel Church in Del Mar.
Complaints about sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by a parish or Catholic school employee or volunteer can be made by contacting Lisa Petronis, 858-490-8353 or at www.sdcatholic.org or http://www.sdcatholic.org/diocese/diocesemaincontacts/sexualabuse.aspx