The Larger Church News

Thanksgiving Meal for the Needy at St. Francis—Thursday, November 23, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 525 W. Vista Way, Vista. Donations to this effort can be mailed to St. Francis Parish Office, Attention Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving Dinner. Please help. For more information, contact Mike Pritchard, Soup Kitchen Ministry, 760-630-9575.

Centering Prayer and the 11th Step—Saturday, December 9, 10:00am-5:00pm, St. Brigid Parish, 4735 Cass St., Pacific Beach. If you are in a 12-Step Program and are interested in deepening your practice of the 11th step, centering prayer is a simple, easy to learn, silent prayer. To register for this event contact There is no cost to this event.

Lessons and Carols Celebration—Saturday, December 9, 7:30pm or Sunday, December 10, 2:00pm, Founders Chapel, University of San Diego. A reflection on the birth of Jesus through scripture, music, and carols. For more information, contact

Retrouvaille: A Lifeline for Married Couples—A program to help struggling marriages regain their health. For more information about upcoming weekends for couples, contact 951- 259-9474 or visit

Support Group for Separated and Divorced—Sundays at 9:15am, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Parish Center, lower lot, Carlsbad. For more information, contact Jan Nadler, Ph.D. at or 750-814-8604.

Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of St. Paul—April 25-May 5, 2018, with Fr. Ron Kelso. Brochures available in the Parish Office.

St. Francis Women’s Retreat—October 5-7, 2018, Vina de Lestonnac, Temecula. Space is limited—register now! For more information, contact Pat Swanson at 760-758-7008 or Rae Arnold at

The Vatican— United States Conference of Catholic Bishops—

Diocese of San Diego—

24/7 Catholic Radio on AM 1000 or— Sunday Mass is broadcast at 7:00pm on Saturdays and 7:00am and 6:00pm on Sundays, plus a wide variety of programming.

24/7 Catholic Television on EWTN—Also, Sunday Mass is broadcast at 9:00am every Sunday. Sunday TV Mass for the Homebound—Every Sunday at 9:30am.

XDTV Channel 49 (MyTV13) or

John Paul the Great Catholic University Master of Arts in Biblical Theology—For more information, go to or contact 858-653-6740 x1117.

Franciscan School of Theology in Affiliation with the University of San Diego—For more information, go to or contact 760-547-1800 x204.

Palomar College Religious Studies Program—For more information, visit religiousstudies.