News around the diocese: Charity golf tournament, Mass for suicide loss survivors, youth art contest, and more


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Cristo Rey H.S. Hosting Charity Golf Tournament
SAN DIEGO — The second annual Cristo Rey San Diego High School Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Oct. 10, at the Grand Golf Club at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

A reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and student speakers will follow the tournament. All proceeds support the education of Cristo Rey San Diego High School students.

Single players are $300; foursomes are $1,200; and reception-only tickets are $80. A box lunch and reception ticket are included for all golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information, contact or visit

Support for Divorced Offered Virtually
SAN DIEGO — The diocesan Office for Family Life and Spirituality will be offering a free online program for divorced Catholics.

“Recovering from Divorce” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 15 to Nov. 17, via Zoom.

The 10-week support program is designed to confidentially help participants heal through the light of living their faith.

RSVP to the Family Life and Spirituality Office at or (858) 490-8299.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Invited to Mass
CHULA VISTA — A bilingual Mass for survivors of suicide loss and those who wish to accompany them will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Chula Vista.

Families and friends are invited to stop by the parish hall after Mass for a reflection and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

For more information and to provide the names of loved ones who lost their lives to suicide, email or call (858) 490-8299. The deadline to receive the loved ones’ names is Thursday, Sept. 8.

Special Retreat to Focus on Grieving Moms
LOS ALTOS, Calif. – All grieving mothers are invited to find comfort at a four-day, three-night retreat.

The retreat will be held from Sept. 8 to 11 at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos.

For more information, visit or

Women’s Retreat Offered in California, Arizona
At the “Into His Marvelous Light” women’s retreat, participants will be invited to encounter the living Christ through prayer, sacraments and loving fellowship and to move together from the darkness of this world’s trials into the marvelous light of God’s love and goodness.

The weekend retreat is presented by Magis Women, a ministry of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, founded by Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer. It will be offered from Sept. 23 to 25 at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos and from Oct. 14 to 16 at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

For more information, including pricing, and to register, visit or

Ladies Guild Seeking Members, Selling Crafts
SAN DIEGO — The Father Joe’s Villages Ladies Guild, a volunteer group that benefits homeless children, will hold a membership luncheon at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at St. Gregory the Great Parish in Scripps Ranch.

It will hold its annual craft sale, beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10, also at St. Gregory the Great Parish.

For more information, call (619) 733-7410 or email

Widowed, Divorced Invited to Healing Weekend
OCEANSIDE — Beginning Experience, a ministry that helps the widowed, divorced and separated move beyond grief, will hold its next weekend retreat Oct. 7 to 9 at Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside.

The cost is $300, which covers individual rooms, food and materials. Scholarships are available for those in need.

For more information, email or call (858) 748-2273 in English or (330) 607-8774 in Spanish.

All Welcome at Korean Thanksgiving Mass
SAN DIEGO — The diocese’s Korean Catholic community invites everyone to a Thanksgiving Mass on Sunday, Sept. 11, to be celebrated by Cardinal Robert McElroy.

Community members hold this traditional Mass to thank God for a good harvest and offer a tribute to their ancestors, known as Chuseok. The Mass and music will be mostly in Korean, but the homily will be in English. And there is a reception afterward.

The Mass will be at noon at St. Columba Church, 3327 Glencolum Drive, San Diego 92123. More information is available from Alejandra Diaz at (858) 490-8306 or by email at

‘Begin a New Tomorrow’ at Parish’s Fall Festival
SAN DIEGO — Holy Family Parish will hold its annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. The theme is “Together We Begin A New Tomorrow.”

There will be live entertainment, accompanied by Mexican, Filipino, Vietnamese and American food booths. Carnival games and a bounce house will be available. There will also be raffle prizes up to $3,000; winners are not required to be present.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Oktoberfest Coming to Julian
JULIAN — St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish will welcome the fall season with its annual Oktoberfest.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Julian Town Hall and Julian Town Square, located at 2129 Main St. in Julian. Admission is free.

There will be live music, great food, local beer on tap, craft vendors, kids activities, and both silent and live auctions. Auction items will include cabin rentals at Lake Cuyamaca.

New this year will be a “Sip and Paint a Madonna and Child Icon” activity, led by artist Ann Reilly Cole. This is limited to 15 participants. To register, contact the parish office at (760) 765-0613 or emailing Call the parish office to inquire whether there is still space available in the class.

Free Workshop Offered on ‘Laudato Si’
LA MESA — All are invited to an introductory workshop on “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.”

The workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in the hall at St. Martin of Tours Parish in La Mesa.

St. Martin of Tours Academy achieved the “Green Ribbon” award from the State of California and recognition from the National Department of Education for its commitment to environmental stewardship.

The workshop is free, but participants are asked to register at

Diocese Sponsoring Youth Art Contest
SAN DIEGO — The diocesan Creation Care Ministry is hosting a youth art contest, focused on our responsibility to care for all of God’s gifts.

The contest, “For the Beauty of the Earth,” is open to fourth- through 12th-graders in local Catholic schools, religious-education classes, and parish youth and young adult ministry groups. There will also be a separate division for young adults over the age of 18.

Submissions of essays, poems, posters, paintings, drawings, videos and songs will be accepted between Aug. 24 and Sept. 24.

First- and second-place winners will be selected in each of the following grade categories: 4th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-10th, and 11th-12th. First-place winners will receive a $50 gift card, and second-place winners will receive a $25 gift card. In the young adult division, one first-place winner will receive a $100 gift card and one second-place winner will receive a $50 gift card.

Register for the contest at

Cardinal to Celebrate St. Francis of Assisi Mass
SAN DIEGO — Cardinal Robert McElroy will celebrate Mass on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology and of animals.

The liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, in St. Rita’s Church.

Lunch and awards for Youth Art Contest winners (see preceding story for details) to follow in the parish hall.

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