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We celebrate our parish feast day and the 93rd anniversary of the founding of our parish next weekend. The parking lot next to the Parish Hall will be closed on Saturday and unavailable for Mass parking because of our celebration after Mass. Please keep that in mind and plan on alternative parking if you are attending the 5pm Mass or the party.

Confirmation I Retreat
There will be a retreat for Confirmation One students on Saturday, November 23rd from 10am to 5pm in the Parish Hall. Parents are encouraged to come and attend the 5pm Mass with their students.

Order Your Mama's Pie for Thanksgiving
It’s time for Mama’s Pies—buy a pie and support Mama’s county-wide home-delivered meals program for individuals and families affected by HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses. This is the last weekend to place your paper order. If you’d like to order on-line go to Click Buy a Pie. Choose St. Didacus Pie Seller: Kari Lorraine Scott. For your PICK UP LOCATION choose Private Location and scroll to find ST. DIDACUS. That will enable you to pick up your order at the St. Didacus Parish Hall on Wednesday, November 27th from 8:00am-5:30pm. Click HERE to order.

Thanksgiving Food Collection
The Parish Food Pantry is collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets. See the bulletin for a list of items needed. If you’d like to volunteer to help us put our baskets together, please join us on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall.

The Altar Society is collecting slightly used and new shoes to help raise money for the needs of the parish. You may drop off your shoe donations at the Church or School.

Women of St. Didacus
Gospel and Fellowship

Women of St. Didacus Come Join Us! Together we will draw closer to Christ and Mary through prayerful reading of the Gospels and fellowship with each other. We are meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30 pm at various members homes. Call Linda (619) 955-3985 or Nancy (619) 203-8108 for more info.

Sexual Abuse Compensation Program
This week, the Independent Victim Compensation Program (ICP), a program sponsored by the Diocese of San Diego to assist victim-survivors who were abused as minors by priests of this diocese, began accepting applications. The ICP is independent and not controlled by the Church. There is no time limit on when the abuse may have taken place. The program will consider all claims, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. No attorney is necessary and there are no fees of any kind. U.S. Residency is also not required. For more information click
HERE go to their website

Bishop Robert Barron has a collection of videos, homilies, articles, and podcasts on the Eucharist on his Word of Fire website: HERE.

Rights & Responsibilities of Parents/Guardians of Children in Public Schools Regarding Sexual Health Education
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has composed a concise guide for Catholic Parents outlining their rights and responsibilities pertaining to the “California Healthy Youth Act” mandated by the state for all public schools. We will have a link on our parish website to this important information. If you have students in public school, this will assist you to navigate the law and protect your children. For more info in English click HERE. For more info in Spanish click HERE.

Bishop McElroy expands Diocese's fight against the sexual abuse of children
Learn more about the historic gathering of Diocesan employees last week and Bishop McElroy’s newest measures to eliminate the sexual abuse of minors. Click HERE.

Pope Francis’s new Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit calls to “all Christian young people” and the People of God, including pastors and the faithful, and urges them to seek the youthful newness of life in Christ! Read it online by clicking HERE.

The Creation Care Ministry of the Office of Life, Peace and Justice of the Diocese of San Diego has produced a 6 ½ minute video promoting the use of Biodegradable products. We are implementing this in our parish - learn more by clicking HERE.

Want to know more about Priestly Vocations?
The Office of Priestly Vocations offers these videos from a series of vocation stories by our seminarians. Marc Gandolfo shares his vocation story and its connection to his passion for baseball HERE. Chris Bongato shares how his search for something deeper in life eventually led him to the program for priestly formation HERE.

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
This appeal supports the charitable needs throughout the Diocese of San Diego. Please click HERE to make your contribution on-line on the Diocese website and help us reach our parish goal of $22,000 for this year's diocese-wide appeal — Thank you for generously supporting our retired priests, seminarians, faith formation, young adults and many others! You may also use the Response Cards in the church pews to make your pledge and return it in the weekend collection or to the parish office.

Your help is needed

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego is raising funds to help migrant families being released by immigration authorities in our region. These families, many with small children, have traveled long distances to flee extreme conditions that threaten their lives. They have received permission to remain in the U.S. legally while awaiting the outcome of their application for asylum. Catholic Charities is raising funds to help them to travel to unite with family members in the U.S. Donations may be made through this site:

Mental Health Ministry
The St. Didacus Mental Health Ministry team has a designated phone number: 619-940-6193
This is a non-emergency line, please call 911 if you have an emergency situation. Please visit the Mental Health Ministry page for more information about our team.


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St Didacus Parish School
St. Didacus Parish School is a Catholic elementary school engaged with parents, children and community in the ongoing educational development of the student. We empower the student to be spiritually, academically and socially prepared to live today and tomorrow, both morally and effectively. WASC/WCEA Accredited. Stop by and see us for information about registering your children!

Mrs. Christine Dean - Principal
4630 34th Street, San Diego CA 92116
(619) 284-8730

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