The Pastor’s RANT by Fr. Pat Mulcahy

Weekly Reflections, Announcements, News & Thoughts

Rite of Christian Initiation & Adult Formation

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? Maybe it’s YOU, a FAMILY MEMBER, a FRIEND, a NEIGHBOR. Do you want complete your Sacraments of Initiation? THIS IS THE YEAR TO DO IT! Do you want to LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA program is for those who are interested in becoming Catholic and for those adult Catholics who need to complete their sacraments of initiation. Maybe, it’s time for you or someone you know to take the next step! Please check it out! We will begin soon. Please see Fr. Pat or Martin Magana for more details on this AWESOME program!

FYI Parish Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day Monday September 2nd. Daily Mass will be at 8:00am!

Weekly School Mass: Most Fridays at 11:15am (during school year)

Our weekly school mass begins this week as our school community roots all that we do in the central mysteries of our faith. It begins with the Eucharist. The kids and teachers will participate in the liturgy and the homily will focus on a message geared towards our kids and families. All are invited to join us!

Sacred Places, Historic Places. Spain, Italy, Israel, Greece. Group Cruise w/ Fr. Pat: October 2020

Barcelona to Rome to Israel (3 full days) to Crete to Cyprus to Patmos to Rhodes to Athens…12 night Crystal Cruise to these sacred and historic places…Fr. Pat is organizing another trip of a lifetime. If you would like information regarding this adventure, please email Fr. Pat at frpat@marystarlajolla.org

Enhancing our Beautiful Church. Some Small Projects…Vestibule…

Another effort to create a welcoming environment in the vestibule is the addition of two statues of Joseph and Mary. We have moved around bulletin boards and created focal points as people enter the church. Two beautiful wood-carved statues of Joseph and Mary now welcome all to this sacred place. This reduces a little of the “busyness” or clutter of our vestibule and leads us to focus on our prayer time with God.

Finally, our Grotto Area at the side of the church… (in process)

This is a beautiful walkway at the side of the church and it can be a wonderful place of prayer and reflection. We are in the process of planning a new landscape (simple) with a beautiful new statue of our Blessed Mother and Child. The current statue (18 inches tall) is just sitting on some dirt. The new statue is 5ft. tall and will sit on a beautiful pedestal and send a message to the neighborhood about Mary’s role in guiding all to Jesus, her Son. This project will take some time and we are trying to finish it soon…

Have a blessed and holy week! In Christ’s love, Fr. Pat