Upcoming Activities

Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17

Sacrament of the Sick - After the Sarurday 4:00 p.m. Mass and the Sunday 11:15 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Masses.  All those who wish to receive sacramental anointing will be asked to gather in the front pews of the church after the Mass dismissal.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1499-1532) guides us in proper catechesis and reception of this sacrament.  Unlike Eucharist that may be received regularly, the sacrament of Holy Anointing is provided during the times when Christians find themselves in danger of death (because of illness or old age) or before a serious medical procedure.  It may be repeated if the illness worsens.

Sunday December 17

Franciscan School of Theology Visit - The Franciscan School of Theology (FST) is a graduate school in Oceanside offering a Master of Theological Studies, a Master of Divinity, and a Master of Arts. If you feel called to work for social change and advocate for the poor and those on the fringe of society, FST can prepare you for active participation in the Church's social mission.  A representative from the school will be in the Hospitality area after Mass on Sunday, December 17, to share with you more about their graduate programs.   For more information contact Christine Avella at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (760) 547-1800 ext. 226.

Thursday, December 21
Advent Communal Penance Service - 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Sunday, December 24

4th Sunday of Advent - Mass schedule: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.  No 11:15 a.m. Mass.
Christmas Eve - Mass Schedule: 4:00 p.m. Church (Parish Ensemble Musicians), 4:00 p.m. Colman Hall, 6:00 p.m. Church (SSJ Children’s Dancers), 8:00 p.m. Church (Incense, Parish Choir with Orchestra) & 10:00 p.m. Church (Incense, Parish Choir with Orchestra)

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day - Mass Schedule: 9:30 a.m. Church (Schola and Orchestra) & 11:15 a.m. Church (Incense, Schola and Orchestra)

Thursday, January 4, and Friday, January 5

Women of the Bible - Join Fr. Daniel for a study of how women are portrayed in Scripture: revealing stories of courage, faith, perseverance and sometimes opposition to God.  Topic for this session is Introduction.  Sessions will be held Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Church, OR repeated Friday mornings at 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Franciscan Rooms.  Registration is required.  Cost is $15 which covers materials. Please bring your Catholic study bible.  Pick up a Registration Form in the Parish Office.  For questions contact Lisa Einck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (714) 963-0014.

Monday, January 8

An information evening for “Catholics who are not practicing” - 7:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Rooms.  This invitation is for those who have been away from the church for any length of time and would like to take another look at the Catholic faith. Pope Francis is making a remarkable impact on our world. He sets the bar high at reaching out to our brothers and sisters of all faiths. Shouldn’t we also be reaching out to our Catholic brothers and sisters who left for whatever reasons and invite them to come home?  Please share this invitation with your family, friends and neighbors who are away and offer to come with them.  For more information contact Shirl Giacomi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (714) 794-1872.

Thursday, January 11, and Friday, January 12

Women of the Bible - Join Fr. Daniel for a study of how women are portrayed in Scripture: revealing stories of courage, faith, perseverance and sometimes opposition to God.  Topic for this session is Women of the Old Testament, Part 1.  Sessions will be held Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Church, OR repeated Friday mornings at 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Franciscan Rooms.  Registration is required.  Cost is $15 which covers materials. Please bring your Catholic study bible.  Pick up a Registration Form in the Parish Office.  For questions contact Lisa Einck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (714) 963-0014.

Thursday, January 18, and Friday, January 19

Women of the Bible - Join Fr. Daniel for a study of how women are portrayed in Scripture: revealing stories of courage, faith, perseverance and sometimes opposition to God.  Topic for this session is Women of the Old Testament, Part 2.  Sessions will be held Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Church, OR repeated Friday mornings at 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Franciscan Rooms.  Registration is required.  Cost is $15 which covers materials. Please bring your Catholic study bible.  Pick up a Registration Form in the Parish Office.  For questions contact Lisa Einck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (714) 963-0014.

Thursday, January 25

Kindergarten “Shadow Day” - From 7:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic School invites parents of children ages 4-5 years to spend a morning together in our Kindergarten and TYKE (Two Year Kindergarten Experience) classrooms. Space is limited to child and parents, no siblings please. Our visitors will participate in classroom activities, have a provided snack and enjoy recess with our students. Refreshments and a special Q & A time for parents will be offered with our kindergarten teachers and administrators during recess.  Registration required, call the school office at (714) 962-4451 to reserve your space.

Thursday, January 25, and Friday, January 26

Women of the Bible - Join Fr. Daniel for a study of how women are portrayed in Scripture: revealing stories of courage, faith, perseverance and sometimes opposition to God.  Topic for this session is Women of the New Testament, Part 1.  Sessions will be held Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Church, OR repeated Friday mornings at 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Franciscan Rooms.  Registration is required.  Cost is $15 which covers materials. Please bring your Catholic study bible.  Pick up a Registration Form in the Parish Office.  For questions contact Lisa Einck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (714) 963-0014.

Thursday, February 1, and Friday, February 2

Women of the Bible - Join Fr. Daniel for a study of how women are portrayed in Scripture: revealing stories of courage, faith, perseverance and sometimes opposition to God.  Topic for this session is Women of the New Testament, Part 2.  Sessions will be held Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Church, OR repeated Friday mornings at 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Franciscan Rooms.  Registration is required.  Cost is $15 which covers materials. Please bring your Catholic study bible.  Pick up a Registration Form in the Parish Office.  For questions contact Lisa Einck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (714) 963-0014.

Friday, March 16, through Sunday March 18

The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress  - (Congress) is the largest event of its kind in the world.  It has continued its original objective of offering in-service education and spiritual formation to those in catechetical and related ministries.  Though the Congress continues to serve religious educators, today it is so much more!  Congress now draws 40,000 participants during this internationally acclaimed four-day event and offers more than 300 workshops covering a vast range of topics like spirituality, music, personal development and biblical studies and catechesis.  Register online by credit card at www.recongress.org.  Please let us know if you will be attending Congress by emailing Lisa Einck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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