Reflections and Resources


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Reflections and News
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April 20
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March 16
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February 16
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February 2
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January 26
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January 12
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January 5
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December 29
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December 22
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December 15
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December 8
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December 1
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November 24
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November 17
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November 10
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November 3
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October 27
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October 20
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October 6
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September 29
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September 22
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September 15
Patio Chat September 8
Be Renewed: Eucharistic Initiative
September 12-October 29
Patio Chat September 1
Patio Chat August 25
Patio Chat August 18
Patio Chat August 11
Patio Chat August 4
Cooperative Mission Appeal 2021
Patio Chat July 28
Patio Chat July 21







































Fr Mike’s Funeral
Patio Chat, July 7  

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Patio Chat, June 30
Guidelines Update as of June 24
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, June 21
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, June 18
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, June 9
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, June 4
Pandemic Guidelines Update as of June 2
  Bishop McElroy’s Presentation on
Systemic Racism, May 23, 2021
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, May 26
Bishop McElroy’s Reflection on Climate Change
May 2021
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, May 19
Notes and Letters in Support of
Our Vietnamese Brothers and Sisters
May 2021
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, May 12
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, May 5
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, April 28
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, April 21
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, April 14
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, April 7
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, March 31
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, March 24
Updated Vaccination Information from Bishop McElroy and
Diocese of San Diego
March 23
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, March 17
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, March 10
Fr. Mike’s Patio Chat, March 3
  Daily Prayer for February 15
  Daily Prayer for February 12
  Daily Prayer for February 8
  Daily Prayer for February 5
  Daily Prayer for February 1
  Daily Prayer for January 29
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 8
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 7
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 6
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 5
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 4
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 3
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 2
  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Day 1
COVID-19 Directives Update
from Fr. Mike as of
January 1, 2021
Click on image to read statement
Some Mass Times Changing
as of December 1
Thanksgiving Message

Mass inside the Church
Resumes October 31-November 1
(in accordance with State, County, and Diocesan guidelines)

Click HERE for details



Message from Fr. Mike
October 1, 2020
Message from Fr. Mike
about Outdoor Masses
on the Plaza
Update from Fr. Mike
Fr. Mike’s 5-Month Retreat:
“My Journey: To A Deeper Understanding of Systemic Racism”
Begins Today.
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Mass on the Plaza

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Bishop McElroy’s Homily

Relating Intentionally
Suspension of Mass in Person

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Cello Music

Special Update on COVID-19: New Directives from Our Governor Regarding the Closure of Worship Spaces

7/11/2020 Prayers First Communion Mass
In Person or Online
Download Worship AidWeekend Mass in Person
Download English Worship Aid
Download Vietnamese Worship Aid
7/10/2020 Five-Month Journey/Retreat Update

7/9/2020 Will You Join Me on a Five-Month Journey/Retreat?

7/8/2020 On Genuine Religion from Pope Benedict XVI

7/7/2020 Music
Daily Mass in Person  

Download Worship Aid for 7/7

Download Worship Aid for 7/9

7/6/2020 Envy
7/5/2020 Homily  
7/4/2020 The Declaration of Independence Worship Aid for Weekend Masses
July 4-5
7/3/2020 An Act of Contrition
7/2/2020 Helpful Older Brother Worship Aid for 7/2 Daily Mass

7/1/2020 Message from Archbishop Gomez and
Reflection from St. Serra


6/30/2020 Prayer for Marriages Going through a Divorce

Worship Aid for 6/30 Daily Mass

6/29/2020 The Paschal Candle

6/28/2020 Homily  
6/27/2020 Music by Max Richter  

6/26/2020 CA Bishops’ Statement on St. Serra Statues

Daily Prayer for June 26

6/25/2020 Dancing with Love


6/24/2020 Reflection from Peter Maurin

6/23/2020 Reflection: Online Stations of the Cross: A Prayer to End Racism   

Online Stations of the Cross: A Prayer to End Racism


6/22/2020 Reflection: Feast of St. Thomas More


Daily Prayer Video for 6/22/2020

6/21/2020 Reflection: Homily  
6/20/2020 Reflection  
6/19/2020 Reflection Daily Prayer Video for 6/19/2020
6/18/2020 Reflection  
6/17/2020 Reflection  
6/16/2020 Reflection  
6/15/2020 Reflection Daily Prayer Video for 6/15/2020
6/14/2020 Reflection: Homily  
6/13/2020 Reflection  
6/12/2020 Reflection  
6/11/2020 Reflection: Thank You to Women’s Guild Daily Prayer Video for 6/11/2020
6/10/2020 Reflection  
6/9/2020 Reflection Daily Prayer Video for 6/9/2020
6/8/2020 Reflection Welcome Back to Mass in Person from Fr. Mike
6/7/2020 Reflection  
6/6/2020 Reflection: from Yusef Miller Returning to Mass at Church Info & Guidelines
6/5/2020 Reflection: from Fr. Bryan Massingale  
6/4/2020 Reflection: from Fr. Joseph A. Brown Daily Prayer Video for 6/4/2020
6/3/2020 Reflection: Feeling Broken  
6/2/2020 Reflection: from Deacon John Daily Prayer Video for 6/2/2020
6/1/2020 Reflection: Meditating on Death During a Pandemic  
5/31/2020 Reflection: Homily  
5/30/2020 Reflection: California Bishops on Religious Services  
5/29/2020 Reflection: Pentecost Candle Gift The Catholic Marriage Summit, June 11-13, free online workshop
5/28/2020 Reflection: Poem from Cameron Bellm Daily Prayer Video for 5/28/2020
5/27/2020 Reflection: from Paul Schlunt Blessing of Pentecost Candles
5/26/2020 Reflection: Memorial Day Fr. Mike’s Homily from 5/24/2020: The Ascension of the Lord
5/25/2020 Reflection: Re-opening for Mass NBC News on Re-opening for Mass
5/24/2020 Reflection: Sunday Homily Memorial Day Live in San Diego–Remembrance Service on May 25
5/23/2020 Reflection: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin  
5/22/2020 Reflection: from Kathy Gerhard Fr. Mike’s Homily from 5/10/2020: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled
5/21/2020 Reflection: from Sheila Murphy  
5/20/2020 Reflection: Caring for the Earth  
5/19/2020 Reflection: Professor Maureen Day on Laudato Si’ Hello from STM…We Miss You!
5/18/2020 Reflection: Towers of Faith  
5/17/2020 Reflection: Sunday Homily  
5/16/2020 Reflection: Dcn. Tom Retires  
5/15/2020 Reflection: from Dcn. John  
5/14/2020 Reflection: Music Parodies  
5/13/2020 Reflection: To Believe song  
5/12/2020 Reflection: from Stan Dale  
5/11/2020 Reflection: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled…  
5/10/2020 Reflection: Happy Mother’s Day!  
5/9/2020 Reflection: We’re All Monks Now  
5/8/2020 Reflection: Bedtime Story  
5/7/2020 Reflection: Advice from Dcn. John  
5/6/2020 Reflection: Consecration of USA to Blessed Virgin Mary  
5/5/2020 Reflection: Letter from Coronavirus to Humanity  
5/4/2020 Reflection: Thoughts from Parishioner Charlotte Kacmar  
5/3/2020 Reflection: Fr. Mike’s Homily  
5/2/2020 Reflection: “The Tiger and the Goats” Parable  
5/1/2020 Reflection: Retiring Staff Members Live Stream from Bishop McElroy on 5/1 at Noon
4/30/2020 Reflection  
4/29/2020 Reflection  
4/28/2020 Reflection  
4/27/2020 Reflection  
4/26/2020 Reflection  
4/25/2020 Reflection  
4/24/2020 Reflection  
4/23/2020 Reflection  
4/22/2020 Reflection  
4/21/2020 Reflection Rosary for Vulnerable People on the Move
4/20/2020 Reflection BE LIGHT Virtual Date Night Series, April 26-30
  Reconciliation/Confession Schedule and Procedures at STM
4/19/2020 Reflection 4/19 Update from the California Catholic Conference


LOWC  Resource for 4/19/2020

Magnifikid for 4/19/2020

Children’s Bulletin–Younger 4/19/2020

Children’s Bulletin–Older 4/19/2020

4/18/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Live Divine Mercy Sunday Event 4/19 1:00pm PST

4/17/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/16/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/15/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/14/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/13/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Happy Easter from Fr. Mike

4/12/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

LOWC Resource for 4/12/2020

Magnifikid for 4/12/2020

Children’s Bulletin–Younger 4/12/2020

Children’s Bulletin–Older 4/12/2020

4/11/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Magnifikid for Easter Vigil

4/10/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Magnifikid for Good Friday

4/9/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Magnifikid for Holy Thursday

4/8/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/7/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/6/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/5/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Download LOWC Resource for 4/5/2020

Download Magnifikid for 4/5/2020

Children’s Bulletins–Younger 4/5/2020

Children’s Bulletins–Older 4/5/2020

4/4/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/3/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/2/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

4/1/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

3/31/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

3/30/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

3/29/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Download LOWC Resource for 3/29/2020

View Magnifikid for 3/29/20204

Lenten Resources for Families

Children’s Bulletins–Younger for 3/29/2020

Children’s Bulletins–Older 3/29/2020

3/28/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

3/27/2020 Reflections from Fr. Mike

Pray with the Pope

3/26/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

Corona Virus Q&As from the New York Times

Inspirational Music from Lauren Daigle

3/25/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike  

3/24/2020 Extra News

3/24/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

3/23/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike

3/22/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike             

Tips for Viewing STM Online Mass 3/22

3/21/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike             

Loyola Press Free Corona Virus Response Lesson

3/20/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike             

Quarantined Catholic Hub

3/19/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike           

 A Prayer Amid an Epidemic

3/18/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike           

 Diocese of San Diego

3/17/2020 Reflection from Fr. Mike            

Daily Rosary at 1:00pm from Ascension Press

3/16/2020 Reflection: Pandemic                

Daily Mass with Bishop Robert Barron

3/15/2020 Parish Update                         

 Family Faith-Based Activity Sharing