St. Mary Parish - Faith Community Safety Plan
Numerous events in recent history forces us to abandon our presumption that everyone will respect grounds and facilities, and not violate the safety of those who gather at our Parish. Consequently, we must develop a "Parish Community Safety Plan", and a Parish Safety Team to develop that plan.
We are requesting that you discern if you have the skillset to be a part of that Safety Team. We are particularly interested if you have expertise in emergency preparedness, military, security or medical fields with some technology skills.
Keep in Your Prayers
With great sadness, Fr. Manuel’s mother, Rosalba Del Toro Vargas, passed away on Sunday, 6/5/2022 at 3:50am in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico at the age of 82 years old. She gave birth to 13 children - all still alive today.
Fr. Manuel will be away from the Parish during this trying time.
Please keep Rosabla, Fr. Manuel and their family in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto Rosalba, Oh Lord,
and let Your perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Request for 135th Anniversary Items
We would appreciate any donated photos or articles that you are willing to give up for our 135th Anniversary celebration. We are in need of items from before 1952. If you can donate any items, please include a brief description of it and drop off at the office. Any questions, please email [email protected].
St. Mary Open Position
St. Mary Parish is seeking all qualified candidates to apply for the open position of Communications and Events Coordinator.
The duties and responsibilities of the position, and how to apply are stated in the following job description.
Restroom Remodel Update
As the single restroom upgrade by the Adoration Chapel nears completion, the next restroom to be upgraded is in the Cry Room. That 2nd upgrade is projected to be completed on or before April 18. The main Women’s restroom is scheduled to begin then after that.
During construction of the Woman’s main restroom, we plan to bring in a “Women Only” portable potty trailer with multiple stalls, sinks, running water (hot and cold), and to park it next to the Gift Shop kiosk for the four weeks the upgrade is anticipated to take. For women with physical handicaps, for access to restrooms during construction, please use either of the single restrooms inside the Cry Room and/or across from the Adoration Chapel.
After the main Women’s restroom upgrade is completed (around mid-May), the main Men’s restroom upgrade will begin. Multiple Porta Potties are scheduled to replace the Women’s Only Trailer for the men’s use while construction is underway.
Please be aware of these plans and share them with whomever needs to know them.
Ramon Garcia, Facilities Director
Please visit www.stmaryp.org/restroom-remodel for more details.
2021 Tax Statements and 2022 Envelopes
2021 Tax Statements are available as of January 14, 2022. You can request a statement by emailing [email protected], calling the office at 760-745-1611 or you can print your own if you have registered for an account in the database program.
Please remember we only track donations by envelope number now, so if you have not received a 2021 envelope number, please visit our webpage to register for one. You can also stop by the Parish Front Office, during regular business hours, complete the form and a number will be assigned to you. No envelopes are distributed from the office.
You can register for a My Own Church account at https://sandiego.parishsoftfamilysuite.com.
This enables you to track your donations, update family information, print your statements and do more in the future.
Reminder: All envelopes are now mailed to your home every 2 months. The first batch should have arrived by Christmas. If you have not received your first set, please call the office.
New Music for St Mary Phone System
Have you called into the St. Mary main phone number (760-745-1611) recently and noticed new music dedicated to Our Lady, titled "O Sanctissima"? This beautiful recording was a gift to St. Mary Parish by Mr. Edmar Selda, Director of the SFDS Sunday 7pm Choir, one of the 10 Marian Hymns recorded by this talented choir, available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeFJykg1h04.
Please visit their channel, and see and listen to all of the most beautiful music you will have the pleasure of experiencing there!
Thank you Mr. Selda! We all greatly appreciate your wonderful gift!
Mass Missalettes Available
Mass Missalettes are now available for sale in the book kiosk in the church vestibule, in addition to them being sold in the Front Office and in the Religious Goods Bookstore during their normal business hours. Please pick one up today!