Don’t Just Fast. Do Something!

Many times, around the beginning of Lent, the questions people ask me are usually about the rules for fasting and abstinence. For Catholics in the United States, the rules are as follows: Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays […]

Loreto House

Loreto House, our food pantry, is one of the organizations supported by Catholic Charities. Following the example of Jesus who “came not to be served but to serve”, Catholic Charities is supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal in its effort to promote the dignity of the human person and its commitment to the Judeo-Christian vision […]

Casa Loreto

Casa Loreto, nuestra despensa de alimentos, es una de las organizaciones apoyadas por Caridades Católicas. Siguiendo el ejemplo de Jesús, quien “no vino a ser servido, sino a servir” Caridades Católicas es apoyada por el Llamado Católico Anual en su esfuerzo de promover la dignidad de la persona humana, y el compromiso a la visión […]

Unity and Rememberance

Join Us in Prayer Today as the Mission Bells Ring!   ¡Únase a nosotros en oración hoy mientras suenan las campanas de la misión! Today, Tuesday, January 19th at 2:30 pm, the bells in the Mission church will ring for five minutes in a national moment of unity and remembrance for those that have lost their […]

Teaching Children to Pray

In Luke 11: 1-3, Jesus asked us to pray in this manner, teaching us that all our prayers should take after the Our Father. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us our day our daily bread, […]

Virtual Prayer Service 7 pm 1-18-21

2020 was such a challenging year for the world, with the pandemic; racial violence, injustice, and unrest; a divisive election; and all the personal, professional, and social fallout from those things, including illness, job losses, restrictions on gathering, and churches not being able to worship in person. The attack on the Capitol left many of […]

Overcoming Hurdles to Prayer

This week’s prayer challenge comes from Pope Francis. Each day, the Pope begins his prayer with this morning offering: “O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day. For all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the […]

Beginning a Year of Prayer

Prayer isn’t just another good thing to do; it’s absolutely necessary if we want to know God’s will in our lives and draw closer to him. The trouble is finding the time and willpower to pray. For the next four weeks, our parish family is beginning the year with prayer. How do we become a […]

An Invitation From Our Bishop

As a public service, NBC San Diego and Telemundo20 will be broadcasting Mass on Christmas to households throughout the San Diego diocese.   Bishop McElroy will preside at the English-language Mass and Bishop Bejarano will preside over the Spanish.  Both Masses take place at The Immaculata.   Mass can be seen in English starting at […]

“Annunciation”

This is the full version of the poem written by Denise Levertov, cited by Fr. Sam in his Associate Pastor’s letter. ‘Hail, space for the uncontained God’From the Agathistos Hymn,Greece, VIc We know the scene: the room, variously furnished,almost always a lectern, a book; alwaysthe tall lily. Arrived on solemn grandeur of great wings,the angelic […]