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Advent Morning Reflection
You are invited to attend our Advent Morning of Reflection on Saturday, December 14th from 10am-1pm in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please call the Parish Office to RSVP.

Church Cleaning
Help us clean the Church on Saturday, December 14th at 8am to prepare for Christmas.

NEW AND GENTLY USED SHOE COLLECTION
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. OUR DEADLINE TO RECEIVE SHOES IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH.

Posada Dance
The Spanish community is hosting a Posada Dance on Saturday, December 21st at 6pm. The cost is $5 to attend and they will have Mexican food and drinks for sale. They will be selling tickets after Mass or at the door.

Parish Advent Calendar
Click HERE to see what's going on at St. Didacus during the month of December

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 www.CaliforniaDiocesesICP.com

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EUCHARIST
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.

READ POPE FRANCIS'S NEW EXHORTATION
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.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!
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:
Sharejourneysd.org/families

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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Daily Readings

The symbolism of violet and rose in Advent

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday

7:30am

Tuesday

6:00pm

Wednesday

8:30am

Thursday

7:30am

Friday

7:30am

Sunday Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil

5:00pm

Sunday

8:30am

 

10:00am

 

11:30am
(español)

Sacrament Schedule

Eucharisitic Adoration

Wednesday

7:30am - 8:30am

Saturday
First Friday

3:30pm - 5:00pm
8:00am - 9:00am

Confessions

Saturday

3:30pm
& By Appt.

St. Didacus Parish School

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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