Escondido, CA

St. Stephen Catholic Church

October is dedicated as the month of the Holy Rosary at St. Stephen Parish Catholic Church. The rosary, primarily a scriptural prayer, draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events of the Incarnation and Redemption.

The Luminous Mysteries reflect the ministry and life of Jesus.

Fr. Elmer is celebrating Mass at 6:45 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, so our youths can receive Je­sus before school. Of course all are wel­come. There will be no 8:45 a.m. Mass on these days.

Single Parents Ministry offers Catho­lic’s Divorce Healing. We are pleased to announce the continuance of an exciting new DVD ministry to men and women who have suffered from divorce.

The Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program featuring 30 minute DVD shows that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single and much more.

Whether divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, this program offers insight for everyone. The meeting is every Saturday at 7 p.m. after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Con­tact Dagmar Hoffmann at 760-504-2693 or

Join us in peaceful prayer and fasting during St. Stephen Parish Vigil Day for the 40 Days for Life pro-life campaign. This will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sat­urday, Oct. 24 at the public right-of-way outside the Family Planning Associates, 7340 Miramar Road in San Diego (next to the pyramid building on Miramar Road).

For more information, contact Mark and Laura Ginella at 751-0301 or sign up at the table after Mass.

All are welcome to the blood drive at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Sun­day, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parking lot of 31020 Cole Grade Road. When scheduling an appointment on­line, log on to, click on Donate Blood, select Ap­pointments and provide sponsor code: SSVC. Contact Richard Strickland at 858-735-7252 for more information.

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