October “Town Hall” Meetings w/ Bishop McElroy
Bishop McElroy will be hosting a series of “Town Hall” meetings in October as a result of the crisis we face as a church due to the sexual abuse of minors and other vulnerable adults by clergy, and the failure of bishops to adequately protect those entrusted to their care. The purpose of the town hall meetings is to hear the input of the Catholic faithful regarding meaningful reform of the church, to hear from those who have been abused or their family members, to allow the people to hear from their bishop directly regarding safeguards in place here in the Diocese of San Diego, and, perhaps most importantly, simply to pray for God’s guidance every step of the way.
The schedule of town hall meetings follows.
· Monday, October 1 Mission Deanery – Our Mother of Confidence Parish, 7:00 pm
· Wednesday, October 3 Cathedral Deanery, St. Joseph Cathedral, 7:00 pm
· Thursday, October 4 El Cajon Deanery, Our Lady of Grace - Moloney Center, 7:00 pm
· Friday, October 5 South Bay Deanery, Saint Charles Parish, 7:00 pm
· Saturday, October 6 Imperial Valley Deanery, Saint Mary Parish, El Centro, 9:00 am
· Wednesday, October 17 Oceanside Deanery, Church of the Nativity, 7:00 pm
· Thursday, October 18 Escondido Deanery, St. Gabriel Parish - Msgr. Charles Dollen Hall, 7:00 pm
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am (Daily)
Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 PM (or by appointment)
Saturday: 8:00 am -12:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Parish Staff & Coordinators
- Father Eddie Ruiz, Pastor
- Father Reynald Evangelista, Associate Pastor
- Deacon Tim Treadwell, Clergy
- Francie Moss, School Principal
- Judy Picone, Business Manager
- Monica Anaya, Administrative Assistant
- Alejandra Segundo, Secretary Assistant
- Farrah Saldaña, Hall Manager
- Carol Ballard, Religious Education & Liturgy Coordinator
- Leticia Trent, Religious Education Coordinator (Spanish)
- Laurence Goldkamp, Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Jose Morales & Evelyn Castro, Young Adult Ministry Co-Coordinators
- Manuel y Patty Jimenez, R.I.C.A. Coordinator (Spanish)
- Wendy Andersen, Choir Director
- Francisco Montoya, Choir Director (Spanish)
- Cyndi Craig, Outreach Ministry Coordinator
- Diane Plein, Wedding Rehearsal Coordinator
- Rudi Streif, Jamboree Chairman
10/09/18 5:00 pm
Wednesday of week 27 in Ordinary TimeFirst readingGalatians 2:1-2,7-14They recognised the grace that God had given me
It was not till fourteen years had passed that I went up to Jerusalem again. I went with Barnabas and took Titus with me. I went there as the result of a revelation, and privately I laid before the leading men the Good News as I proclaim it among the pagans; I did so for fear the course I was adopting or had already adopted would not be allowed. On the contrary, they recognised that I had been commissioned to preach the Good News to the uncircumcised just as Peter had been commissioned to preach it to the circumcised. The same person whose action had made Peter the apostle of the circumcised had given me a similar mission to the pagans. So, James, Cephas and John, these leaders, these pillars, shook hands with Barnabas and me as a sign of partnership: we were to go to the pagans and they to the circumcised. The only thing they insisted on was that we should remember to help the poor, as indeed I was anxious to do.When Cephas came to Antioch, however, I opposed him to his face, since he was manifestly in the wrong. His custom had been to eat with the pagans, but after certain friends of James arrived he stopped doing this and kept away from them altogether for fear of the group that insisted on circumcision. The other Jews joined him in this pretence, and even Barnabas felt himself obliged to copy their behaviour.When I saw they were not respecting the true meaning of the Good News, I said to Cephas in front of everyone, ‘In spite of being a Jew, you live like the pagans and not like the Jews, so you have no right to make the pagans copy Jewish ways.’Read More