Pastor’s Update

Third Week of October

“Fences Make Good Neighbors”

New County Covid Restrictions

You may have now heard that starting this weekend, all indoor worship services in churches have now been prohibited throughout the County. This does not affect us at St. Margaret’s as all our Masses are being offered outside. Of course, that means entrance into the church after Mass, (as we have already been doing) is restricted to individuals who may wish to reverently pass through the building by way of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and to then exit through any of the eight doors leading to the parking lot.

Again a reminder, out of respect and showing good example to our neighbors, we are to follow all the necessary protocols of social distancing, mouth covering and usual hand sanitizing while on church grounds.

New Fencing around Church and Hall

Arriving for Sunday or weekday Mass offered in the piazza, you will notice the beginning of work on a fence line from the hall to the church and onwards towards the end of the parking lot. I had mentioned this in a previous update and am grateful to the many who are making this possible. Not only does this fence line protect interference with our solar panels, it also protects and secures the outside altar, your chairs and the piazza area which have now become our sacred worship space.

Since the beginning of all the restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a shepherd’s role is not only to lead the flock, but also to protect them, especially when they are out in the open. To that end, in comparison to various other outside venues, I think you’ll agree that what we have provided at St. Margaret’s in our piazza is indeed a welcoming and sacred environment for all. I only wish I could adjust the outside temperature and reschedule any rainfall! And to that end, please know of all our gratitude for the commitment and sacrifices you make during these challenging times.

We will be approaching Thanksgiving soon and preparing for Christmas. Please be assured that your pastor, deacon and parish staff are working hard to ensure that your experience being at Church will always be sacred, safe and secure.

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The Bishop’s Pastoral Center has asked the following announcements to be publicized through all the parishes of the Diocese of San Diego.

Collection For National Needs: This weekend has been designated for the 2020 Collection for National Needs. Special envelopes are available in the Narthex of the church for the collection which supports the Black and Indian Missions, the Catholic Home Missions, the Catholic Communication Campaign, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and the Catholic University of America. 

Surviving the Holidays

If you are divorced or separated and anticipate needing additional support during the holiday season, The Office for Family Life & Spirituality at the Diocese of San Diego invites you to join us for Surviving the Holidays.  Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 7:30-9:00 pm over Zoom.  This program will allow us to share our emotions, challenges and hopes for the upcoming holiday season.  Contact Janelle Peregoy for more information or to register. This same event is offered in Spanish on a different day.

Advent Nights

The Diocese of San Diego welcomes families and parish ministers to Advent Nights: Rituals for the Domestic Church.  This virtual program will explore traditions that invite Jesus into our homes during this season of hope.  Please join us on Monday, Nov. 16 & Nov. 23 from 7:00-8:30pm over Zoom.  To register, please contact Nora at or at (858) 490-8299.

Are Electrical Vehicles for You?

Are you interested in knowing the benefits of having an electric vehicle? Join the Creation Care Ministry of the Office for Life, Peace and Justice on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. to hear local experts from the Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego explain how electric vehicles are positively affecting San Diego, why they are good for the environment, your pocketbook, charging options, rebates, and why one just might be for you. To RSVP and for more information visit