Important Parish Updates

Visit stmaryp.org/special-events for current parish events.

1st Saturday Men’s Group

All men are invited to attend the 1st Saturday Men’s Group on Saturday, Oct. 1, after the 8:00am Mass in the parish hall, with Deacon Mitch Rennix.

Rosary Rally

Please Join us for the Rosary Rally we will be having on, Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2022 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00pm in the City Hall of Escondido.

St. Mary Music Fest

Please join us for our annual parish Music Festival that will be held on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 from 4pm to 10:30pm. Don’t miss out on delicious food and live band performances. Saint Mary Parish is in need of 12oz cans of Reg. Coke, Diet Coke, & Sprite & 16oz water bottles for our October Fiesta. Please drop off at the Parish Office. Thank you for your generosity.

The St. Mary School and preschool will be performing at the Music Fest at noon on Sunday, Oct. 9. We hope to see you there!

St. Mary is hosting a free Flu Vaccine clinic on Sunday, October 9 during the fiesta. Walk- ins welcome.

Raffle tickets for the Music Fest are now on sale for the grand prize of $3,500! You can buy them in the back of the church and the east patio. Drawing will be held October 9th. 

Convocation of Priests

Our priests will be away at the Convocation of Priests from September 26-29. From 9/26 6pm — 9/29 12noon we will have communion services instead of the normally scheduled Masses. Confessions will not be available this Tuesday, September 27 or Thursday, September 29.

Blessing of Animals (Pets)

On Tuesday, October 4, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
We will be doing a blessing of animals (pets) at the following times; 

10/4 3:30pm (Eng)- St. Mary School & English Blessing of animals
Location: By the Picnic tables by SMS parking lot

10/4 6:45pm- Bendición de Animales después de Misa de 6pm
Por el estacionamiento de la Escuela de Santa Maria.

Diocese of San Diego Synod

The Diocese of San Diego has embarked on a historic consultation with the entire Catholic community about what direction the church should take in the coming years. This survey will help to understand what are on the hearts and minds of our people.

Over the last several weeks, our parish has been announcing the synod process that is currently underway in our diocese and in the Universal Church. Cardinal McElroy is encouraging that each one of us participate in a survey that will further assist the church in better ministering at all levels. The survey will be open for 30 days beginning September 6.

To take the survey, available in English and Spanish, visit stmaryp.org/synod.

Garage sale news

St. Mary will hold its annual Garage Sale on Thursday October 6 through Saturday October 8. Everyone’s generosity in their donation of clothes, household goods and furniture for the garage sale is appreciated. Items must be clean and in working condition. Please, nothing weighing more than 50lbs!

We will begin accepting donations on Friday, August 26 then every Friday from 2pm-5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12noon. We will not accept TVs, VCRs or computers. Trained personnel will review all donations in the drop-off area on the North side of the Parish Center building (behind the large kitchen), therefore, please do not drop off donations at the Parish Office nor outside of the days and times listed above. Drop off your used furniture on Thursday and Friday, Oct 6 and 7 ONLY in the side patio area, but not before those days. Thank you for your donations.

If you have questions or want to volunteer, please call Eduardo Leon 760-807-2448. All proceeds will help reduce our parish debt.

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!