The relic of St. Maximillian Kolbe

The relic of St. Maximillian Kolbe was enshrined on his feast day on August 14th.  

Born:  Feastday: August 14

Patron Saint:  of drug addicts, prisoners, families, and the pro-life movement
Birth: January 8, 1894
Death: August 14, 1941
Beatified By: By Pope Paul VI on October 17, 1971
Canonized By: By Pope John Paul II on October 10, 1982

 

St. Maximilian Kolbe was born as Raymund Kolbe on January 8, 1894, in the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. He was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a martyr in the German death Camp of Auschwitz during World War II.

St. Maximilian Kolbe was very active in promoting the Immaculate Virgin Mary and is known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary. Much of his life was strongly influenced by a vision he had of the Virgin Mary when he was 12.

“That night I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked me if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both.”

One year after his vision, Kolbe and his elder brother, Francis joined the Conventual Franciscans. In 1910, Kolbe was given the religious name Maximilian, after being allowed to enter the novitiate, and in 1911, he professed his first vows.

At the age of 21, Kolbe earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He would also earn a doctorate in theology by the time he was 28.

Holy Mass for Migrants

Holy Mass for Migrants

Save the Date! Sept 7th, 2019

 

 Bishop McElroy and Bishop Dolan invite all families to participate in a special Mass for migrants to be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on September 7th, 2019.

If you would like more information on how you can represent your parish or ministry in the

pre-procession, please contact the parish office.

 

Retrouville

Many couples continue to struggle in a marriage, but are not willing to give up on their marriage. Retrouville can help. Weekend: Sept 7-8. For more information call 951-259-9474 or helpourmarriage.com

 

Thank you to Fr. Moses

Thank you to Fr. Moses

for being with us. You’ve been a blessing to our parish community! May God continue to bless you in your ministry in Nigeria.

Fr. Moses’s last Mass at St. Mark’s will be Sat. August 31, 8am & 4:30pm. All are welcomed to attend and bid him farewell.  

 

Thank you!

 

 

Thank  You

to the Women’s Guild for refinishing of

8 gold

Ciboriums

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Volunteers needed at our Mission Church

We need a volunteer or volunteers to help with the linens at our Deer Springs Mission Church.  Please contact the parish office for details if you can help.

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University

Are you yearning for something more to enhance your ministry and service to others?    

Apply now.  Scholarships and financial aid are available.

Santa Clara University is now offering its M.A. degree in Pastoral Ministries with an emphasis in Restorative Justice and Chaplaincy for the first time right here in the Dioceses of San Diego.  The professors come to you in a 10 week quarter through a convenient blended face-to-face Saturday sessions with the remaining 7 class meetings held online on evening a week.  Saturday classes are held at the San Diego Diocese Pastoral Center at 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego 92117.  Sign up at our website:   www.scu.edu/pastoralministries to join our Virtual Open House on July 10 at 11:00 A.M. or 4:00 or to apply .  Also, you can contact Joe at 408-554-2357.  

Update on Blood Drive

 

We had a really great blood drive and collected 49 pints of blood that will benefit 147 patients with the blood products they may need. Thank you for all your help with making this possible!

 

The next blood drive will be August 18th.

Holy Mass for Migrants

Holy Mass for Migrants

Save the Date! Sept 7th, 2019

 

Bishop McElroy and Bishop Dolan invite all families to participate in a special Mass for migrants to be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on September 7th, 2019.

 

If you would like more information on how you can represent your parish or ministry in the pre-procession, please contact the parish office.

 

HOPE WORKSHOP

Second Saturday Support * Information * Hope

Second Saturday offers workshops on the difficult subject of divorce which unfortunately, touches many families.

Second Saturday workshops help relieve turmoil that can cause agony and answer questions in a humane manner. Contact Casey Rodriguez at 619-448-6500

www.SecondSaturdayEast.com