Afternoon everyone!

This week we will be continuing our mini-series on the Rosary, specifically looking at the Glorious Mysteries. I came across an article recently containing “Ten Tips to help you pray (and not just say) the Rosary”. There’s some good food for thought here!

This week, Jesse will be leading Bible Study and Lana will be bringing food this week.


Here are the upcoming events:

Summer with the Saints (Fridays @ St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall): This summer you are invited to Saint John the Evangelist Parish to view select movies about Catholic heroes of the faith:

July 27: A Man For All Seasons. Saint Thomas More
Aug 10: Saint John Baptist de la Salle: Patron Saint of Teachers
Aug 24: Blessed Duns Scotus: Defender of the Immaculate Conception

a man for all seaons

Steubenville (July 27th-29th @ USD): The Steubenville conference is coming up at the end of next month. They always need volunteers to help put on this huge event for the youth.

Go on a Financial Retreat with Phil Lenahan (July 31st, 5:30pm): This was recommended to me by Arlene Boright. 

There is no better time to take control of your financial future than right now, and Phil Lenahan want to show you how. Here is how you will benefit from this small group study. You’ll..

  • understand that God has a plan for your financial life, and you’ll uncover that plan during the program.
  • learn how applying God’s principles to your finances makes you a better manager of the resources he has entrusted to you.
  • open the lines of communication with your spouse and learn how to get on the same financial page with each other.
  • create a plan for your financial future.
  • learn the difference between productive and unproductive debt, and develop a plan to eliminate your unproductive debt in a fraction of the time you think is possible today.
  • understand how growing in generosity changes your life – financially and otherwise – for the better.
  • develop a savings and investment strategy that will help you meet your most important financial goals in life.

For more information, please see here.

Theology on Tap (Tuesdays in August, 7:30pm-9pm @ Phils BBQ in Central San Diego): Dinner will be 6:30pm-7:30 p.m and the speaker will be from 7:30-9:00p. The address is 3750 Sports Arena Blvd 92110. The line-up is as follows:

Aug 7: “What is your purpose? What is your call?”
Learning to listen to God’s voice and follow it. -Fr. Matt Spahr

Aug 14: “Citizens and Disciples”
Voting your conscience! What does that look like?- Cy Kellet

Aug 21: “How to live the single life AND meet Mr/Mrs Right”
Living the single life according to God’s will.- Karen Saroki

Aug 28th: “Love, dating and relationships”
Calling all people wanting to love and be loved according to God’s holy desire.” -Jackie Francois

Historic Guadalupe Celebration Event (5th August @ LA Coliseum): The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus invite St. John’s Parishioners, Families and Friends to join in attending upcoming Sunday, August 5th Guadalupe Celebration of Our Lady, featuring prayer,music, entertainment and inspirational speakers at the LA Coliseum.

Admission is FREE and a limited number of Deluxe Coach Round Trip Bus Tickets are available departing from St. John’s at 9:30am @ only $25 per person. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your powerful witness and homage to our faith in the Patroness of our Western Hemisphere – and have great fun doing so at the 100,000 seat capacity Southern California LA Coliseum! To make your Reservations – Please Contact: Hugh Largey, Regional Coordinator (619) 987-6677 or Checks should be written to “Knights of Columbus” with memo written “St. John’s Guadalupe Trip”. Reservations should be done by July 22.

Scripture Unlocked (7th August, 7pm @ JP Catholic): “The Year of Faith and Sacred Scripture: Why the Bible is at the Heart of the Church’s Catechesis” In this talk Dr. Michael Barber will discuss Pope Benedict’s announcement of the “Year of Faith”. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council (1962) and the 20th anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992), the Holy Father is calling on all Catholics to renew their faith. Come learn why Bible study must play a central role to renewing our faith, enriching catechetical ministry, and engaging in the New Evangelization as we prepare to celebrate this special year.  It’s free, but please register here. John Paul the Great Catholic University, 10174 Old Grove Road, San Diego

MEGA MASS with Bishop Cirilo Flores (August 12th, 6-9pm @ The Immaculata): Come join ALL young adults from around the Diocese for our FIRST Young Adult Mega Mass celebrated by our Co-adjutor Bishop  Flores! There will be a light reception following the Mass. We are expecting 150-200 young adults so this is the place to be! Please RSVP to Carrie at or 858-490-8260

Vocation Café (August 16th, 7pm-9pm @ Corpus Christi Parish Hall): Young adults (men & women) are invited to come and support our Priests who will perform live music and share their vocation stories on Thursday, August 16th from 7-9 PM at Corpus Christi Parish Hall. Sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee! Sponsored by the Office for Vocations

Race for the Chaste (August 19th): Race for Chastity awareness, gain the support of others also pursuing the virtue and raise money for the Goretti Group!

– Great prizes have been acquired for top fundraisers (a Miles Christi retreat being one of them)!

– Free entrance into IGNITE! if you raise $39!

– Must register for America’s Finest City 5k/Half-Marathon on own!

Group rate (4+):  $18 per person (includes t-shirt)

Ignite! (August 18th): Learn about Theology of the Body, Chaste Dating, participate in Mass and the Sacraments and meet other young adults pursuing the virtue of Chastity!

– A great lineup has been put in place including Catholic Answers speaker Matt Fradd! Group rate (4+):  $39 per person (includes membership into Race for the Chaste) (free for those who raise $39)

For more information and to register:

Meet the Bishop! (September 2nd, 8:30am @ St. John the Evangelist): Bishop Flores will make a pastoral visit at St. John’s on September 2 at the 8:30am Mass.  You are invited to attend mass that morning and also attend hospitality immediately following the mass. It’s an opportunity for you to meet him and extend to him a warm welcome!


Accommodation Available: Matt Tuszynski is looking for anyone that needs a place to live and is of the Christian persuasion. It would be $525 a month and that includes water but not electric and gas.It’s right off the 52 near Catholic Answers and has air conditioning and a nice patio.

Accommodation Needed: Rosette and her 8 year-old pug are looking for a place to live somewhere in the region of Mission Valley. If you know of anywhere or anyone looking for someone to share, please let me know.

Mass Gifts

Requesting a Mass to be offered for someone’s intentions is a wonderful way to show you care and to allow them to share in the graces and spiritual benefits of the Mass. The Mass may be offered for someone living or deceased. We have available dates in July. Minimum stipend amount is $10.00. Beautiful Mass cards are available in the Parish Office.

More Information

For more information on activities and events taking place in the Diocese, please visit the JP2 Group Website or the Diocesan website.

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God bless,