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.



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


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




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: 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.  

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.



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


North County Magnificat Special Event



If you haven’t already, please make your reservations today to hear Yvette’s amazing testimony! 
San Diego North County
Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapter
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Mass 8:00 am / Breakfast 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
St. Mary Parish
 Mass in the Church, 
Breakfast in the new Parish Hall
1170 S. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Cindy Rippee
Guest Speaker
“What is good has been explained to you, man: this is what the Lord asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Cindy Rippee has taught Religious Education and Bible Study for many years. She is involved in Healing and Prayer Ministry with specific prayers for Inner Healing. She is a Core team member of the Faith Alive Prayer Group. She is active in her Church Community and works together with a Team presenting ‘Life in the Spirit Seminars’. She loves the Word of God, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and has a devotion to the Rosary. She is a Benedictine Oblate affiliated with the Prince of Peace Abbey. Cindy was raised in an alcoholic home and as a young adult was lost and unprepared for life. After she married her husband, Bill, they attended a Life in the Spirit Seminar and experienced healing by the transforming power of the love of God. Their lives completely changed and she witnessed conversion and healing in her entire family. They adopted twin daughters, Elizabeth and Veronica, when they were 9 months old. Her life dramatically changed 10 years ago when her daughter, Elizabeth, died suddenly at the age of 20. Six months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer, experienced the loss of her family home, then her husband became ill and passed away 5 years ago. She will share how God’s Word, His great Grace and Strength, have enabled her to live in the Grace of the Day with Love, Joy and Hope
       “My soul magnifies the Lord,
   my spirit finds joy in God my Savior … ”  Lk 1:46-49


In these words of the Magnificat, Mary proclaimed to Elizabeth her gratitude for the wonderful action of God in her life.  Please join us at abreakfast for Catholic women of the San Diego Diocese where we will share together in that same spirit of gratitude and praise of God.   After a meal, there will be a time of prayer for the needs of all present and an opportunity to hear one woman’s experience of the transforming love of Christ in her own life. 


Please plan to come and bring a friend to rejoice in the presence of the Lord.


“Glorify the Lord with me.            Let us together extol His name.”    Ps 34:4

Mary Carey, Coordinator               760-489-5588
Lidia Rennix, Co-Coordinator        760-271-7743
Karen Forrey, Treasurer                619-300-7606
Cindy Rippee, Secretary               858-354-1791

  • Int’l Ministry based on “The Visitation”   Luke1:39
  • Diocesan Approval 
  • Spiritual Advisor:: Fr. Pat Crowley


Rosary Blanklet of Prayer – Remember our chapter’s commitment to Eucharistic Adoration and to pray the Rosary on the 25th of each month for the intentions of a New Pentecost, the Church, Magnificat, Sanctity of Life, Marriage & Family and World Peace.



Reservations: $25 
Through September 27th, 
(After Sept 27th, $28)
Limited Seating:
Advanced Reservations Requested! 
Please Pre-Register as soon as possible as seating is limited. We are counting on you.
For Reservations and  Information Contact: 
  Lidia Rennix
(760) 271-7743
Reservations by Mail:
Please send a check payable to:  Magnificat 
c/o Lidia Rennix
1178 Orangewood Dr
Escondido, CA 92025 
Reservations Online:

Magnificat Meals
January 18th, 2020 
 Carmen Garcia
April 25, 2020
Deacon Steve Greco
July 18, 2020
October 24, 2020
Mark your calendar

Individual Prayer
Available After Meal 

CD/Tape Orders,

Religious Gifts on site:
Jean Ryan
Madonna Arts
Barbara Ackerman’s
Spirit Books and Gifts
For more info regarding 
or to read Newsletters,
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God Bless You!
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