Service Opportunities Within Our Parish (UPDATED 11/30/2018):

We have a BUNCH of awesome service opportunities coming up!  See below for any and all opportunities we have to provide at this time, please feel free to let us know if you hear of any other opportunities:

ANGEL TREE PRESENT COLLECTION

Help collect the donations under the tree’s throughout the Parish!
Date: Saturday & Sunday, 12/1 – 12/2
Time: After All Masses
Place: STOC Church
Contact/RSVP: Diana Todaro // dianatodaro@aol.com

PANCAKE PEEPS

4 Spots available to go out and serve Breakfast to the homeless of San Diego
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
MUST RSVP BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
Contact/RSVP: Harrison // htrubitt@stocsd.org

CHRISTMAS WREATH DISTRIBUTION

Come help us distribute Wreath’s to our Parish Community to raise money for more STOCYM fun!
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 PM
Place: STOC Gathering Plaza (outside the church)
Contact/RSVP: Harrison // htrubitt@stocsd.org

CHRISTMAS WREATH DISTRIBUTION

Come help us distribute Wreath’s to our Parish Community to raise money for more STOCYM fun!
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 PM
Place: STOC Gathering Plaza (outside the church)
Contact/RSVP: Harrison // htrubitt@stocsd.org

SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

Deliver gifts, hand out cards and letters, Serve lunch, visit & sing carols with women at shelter
Date: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Place: Rachel’s Women’s Shelter – 759 8th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (Meet at STOC Parking Lot)
Contact/RSVP: Jo // socialconcernsministry@gmail.com // 858-481-3347
RSVP or PREP or PICK UP LUNCH: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ba4aa29a57-rachels2

SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

Deliver Gifts & Christmas Dinner (Donated by Catholic Charities) for 12 Needy Families
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Place: Lilac School – 30109 Lilac Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082 (Meet at STOC Parking Lot)
Contact/RSVP: Jo // socialconcernsministry@gmail.com // 858-481-3347

SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

Cookies/Cocoa, Deliver backpacks to men and moms/kids
Date: Sunday, December 9th
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Our Lady of Guadalupe – 545 Encinas Ave. Calexico, CA 92231 OR House of Hope – 1948 W. Orange Ave El Centro, CA 92243 (Meet at STOC Parking Lot)
Contact/RSVP: Jo // socialconcernsministry@gmail.com // 858-481-3347
RSVP or HAUL GIFTS:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ba4aa29a57-annual1

MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTOR

8th grade boy in need of a Math, Science, & English tutor!
Contact for more information: Harrison // htrubitt@stocsd.org

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Are you a parent, adult, or Confirmed teen interested in serving the small children of our Parish and making the Liturgy and Celebration of Mass more accessible at the 9 AM Mass on Sundays? Then this Ministry is for you! WE would love for you to prayerfully consider serving. If you have any questions/want more information, please contact Justin!

Contact: Justin Combs // jcombs@stoscsd.org

TEEN MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY 

Whether they are called ushers or greeters, those who assist at Mass welcoming worshipers and tending to the orderly assembly of the gathered faithful are all “Ministers of Hospitality.”  Those who greet parishioners as they enter the church, assist them to their seats when necessary and at communion time, as well as take up the collection are clearly ministers.  Hospitality is a basic tenet of our faith and there is no more important way to serve than being a Minister of Hospitality.  Unlike other ministries in the Church anyone can be a minister of hospitality, regardless of age or gender, as long as the person understands the importance of the tasks and carries them out well. This is a ministry where even a family can serve together. It’s about readiness, not age.  Ministers of Hospitality are Needed for all Masses, particularly Sunday at 5:30pm.

Would you be willing to help just one weekend each month?

Duties include:

  • Arriving 15 minutes early to Mass on your assigned week

  • Greeting parishioners

  • Asking a family to bring up the Bread and Wine

  • Passing the Collection Baskets

  • Assisting the Communion Lines

  • Distributing Bulletins

Contact: Jennifer Fry // jen13fry@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Homily of Pope Francis

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Prison for Minors “Casal del Marmo”, Rome
Holy Thursday, 28 March 2013

This is moving. Jesus, washing the feet of his disciples. Peter didn’t understood it at all, he refused. But Jesus explained it for him. Jesus—God—did this! He himself explains to his disciples: “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” (Jn 13:12-15).

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It is the Lord’s example: he is the most important, and he washes feet, because with us what is highest must be at the service of others. This is a symbol, it is a sign, right? Washing feet means: “I am at your service.” And with us too, don’t we have to wash each other’s feet day after day? But what does this mean? That all of us must help one another. Sometimes I am angry with someone or other … but… let it go, let it go, and if he or she asks you a favour, do it.

Help one another: this is what Jesus teaches us and this what I am doing, and doing with all my heart, because it is my duty. As a priest and a bishop, I must be at your service. But it is a duty which comes from my heart: I love it. I love this and I love to do it because that is what the Lord has taught me to do. But you too, help one another: help one another always. One another. In this way, by helping one another, we will do some good.

Now we will perform this ceremony of washing feet, and let us think, let each one of us think: “Am I really willing, willing to serve, to help others?” Let us think about this, just this. And let us think that this sign is a caress of Jesus, which Jesus gives, because this is the real reason why Jesus came: to serve, to help us.

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