The parish office has many resource referrals to help you, your family and/or friends during difficult times. You can also review the list below to see some of the most often used resources and contact them directly.
Requests to add family for friends to the church prayer list
Call the parish office at (619)463-6629 to provide your name, the name of the ill person, their medical issue, and your relationship to the ill person. Names will be added to the next bulletin prayer list for four weeks.
Requests for Anointing of the Sick
No longer referred to as the “Last Rites”, this beautiful sacrament is for anyone facing a serious illness or surgery. Anointing of the Sick is available on the first Saturday of every month. Gather around the Baptismal font after the 4:30 PM Vigil Mass. Like Confession and Holy Communion, to which it is closely linked, the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick can be repeated when a health situation worsens. It is not celebrated after the time of death.
To arrange a private anointing, simply email the parish office or call the parish at the number above. In an emergency after office hours, call 619-388-8696.
Requests for Eucharist for the Homebound
If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive Eucharist please call the parish office.
Funeral or Memorial Mass Scheduling
When a family member has died please contact the office to set up a meeting. His goal is to learn about the person who has died and help your family honor that person’s life and faith through the three parts of a funeral celebration.
“Life after Loss” is for those grieving over any kind of a loss (death of a loved one, loss of home, of a job, a divorce, a pet, etc.) Sr. Margaret Eilerman, CSJ, periodically holds seven-session group support programs in her home. Call the Bill in the parish office to find out when the next program is starting.
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Human Dignity and Ethical Challenges in the Beginning and End stages of Human Life
Information provided by Fr. Chukwuekwu Sylvester Nwutu, Diocese of Issele-Uku, Nigeria. Fr. Sylvester visited Santa Sophia and presented this information to our parishioners in 2012.
211 Crisis Hotline
Dialing 211 will connect you to a city-wide referral service for a large menu of crisis needs such as food, housing and medical resources.
A San Diego community service ministry providing assistance for emergencies, homeless women, counseling, pregnancy, parenting, adoption, refugees, and more.
Food Pantry – Santa Sophia St. Vincent de Paul
Visit the pantry on the Santa Sophia Campus on Tue and Thu from 9:30 to 11:00 AM and on Saturday’s from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.
Natural Family Planning
Provides classes to teach couples to plan their family without the use of chemical, mechanical or other artificial means.
After abortion healing support and retreats for Catholic (or Catholic friendly) women.
If your marriage is not what you want it to be, if communication has broken down, if you are divorced or separated but want to repair your relationship, then Retrouvaille is for you.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.retrouvaille.org/
Retrouvaille in Spanish
Marriage Encounter Weekend for Married Couples
The enriching weekend is for married couples who wish to fall more in love with each other than ever!
Singles Online Dating
The Diocese of San Diego has an online dating resource for Catholic single adults.
Young Adult Ministries
Our purpose is to put Catholic young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, single and married, in touch with each other and with the church.