Updates from
Fr. Mike

Liturgy Schedule in Light of Recent SCOTUS Ruling


Because of the recent SCOTUS ruling and the Diocesan Guidelines resulting from that ruling, we will move from Mass on the Plaza back to Mass in the Church.

We begin with Mass on Tuesday, February 9, at 9:30am.

The times of the Masses will remain the same through the month of February:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:30am (no reservations required)

  • Saturday Vigil Mass – 3:00pm
  • Sundays – 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:00pm (Vietnamese)
  • Weekend Masses require reservations: cutt.ly/stmoside

  • Confessions – Saturdays, 11:30am; Sundays, 2:00pm (Vietnamese)

Ash Wednesday – Liturgy of the Word with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes –

  • 9:30am
  • Noon
  • 3:00pm (Vietnamese)
  • 4:30pm

As we move through the month, all will be evaluated before we make plans for March. Also, we want to take some time to re-evaluate, if there may be any government rulings that might, once again, affect our activities.

Your continued cooperation and support in these uncertain times are greatly appreciated!

--Fr. Mike, Pastor

Parish Office Closure Update


As many of you know, we have closed the Parish Office this week. We have done so out of abundant caution.

Recently, I tested positive for the COVID-19 virus…the effects of the virus are well behind me and I am feeling much better, but I will be quarantining at the rectory for the next 14 days.

My fur buddy, Izzy, is really getting tired of looking at me! HA!

One other Staff member also has tested positive.

So, I thought it best, that we allow the environment “to rest.”

The office space and the entire building has been sanitized, and the Staff is watching and taking care of their health.

Staff members are working from home, except for those who do need to be in the office.

We all are doing fine, and all “is under control.”

It is important that you are aware of this, in order to be confident that all is well.

Take Care! Hang Tough! Stay Sweet!
Hang on to Jesus…

--Fr. Mike, Pastor

Many of us make our contributions when we attend Mass each week. Our Parish still needs our weekly contributions even though we cannot attend Mass, so that we can continue providing services and ministering to you. Please consider giving online, using text-to-give, or mailing in your contributions to STM at 1450 S. Melrose Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. Thank you!

If you know Parishioners or have family/friends who do not have access to email, please share this information with them. Thank you!

If you or anyone you know needs anything, please contact the Parish Office. We are closed but checking voice mail regularly and will do our best to help. You may also call
2-1-1 for assistance with resources of various types.

The bulletin link is available in every email we send (see golden orange button below. People without email or internet access will be able call the Parish Office and leave a message requesting a bulletin via snail mail each week during this time. Thank you!

The Larger Church
Visit the Family Life & Spirituality page for activities and ideas for February--click HERE.

February 7-14 is National Marriage Week.
Marriage Anniversary Mass on February 13
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