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Welcome to Santa Sophia parish website. We are Santa Sophia Church, a Roman Catholic faith community of loving, caring people dedicated to serving God and His holy people.

I invite you to visit us anytime, attend our parish activities, Mass or to light a candle to pray before the cross or spend quiet time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. I invite you to register if you are not already a member, and experience first-hand the richness of faith and friendship to be found in the Santa Sophia Parish community.

Rev. Devdas Masillamony

Santa Sophia Parish, 9800 San Juan Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977 619-463-6629

Santa Sophia Academy Enrollment

Come and join our vibrant community! We are enrolling students in grades TK thru 8th for In-person learning.  At Santa Sophia Academy students seek wisdom, live virtue, and encounter Christ.  Students are encouraged to develop their God-given gifts and talents. In addition to  excellent academics and a highly qualified staff, we offer a plethora of extra  curricular activities, clubs and sports. 

Students at Santa Sophia Academy receive a Catholic education that includes daily religion classes along with a variety of faith-building activities and religious traditions. 

Call today to schedule a tour and meet our Santa Sophia Academy Family! 619-463-0488 or through our website www.santasophiaacademy.org

Reporting Sexual Abuse

Complaints about sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by a parish or Catholic school employee or volunteer can be made by contacting Lisa Petronis, 858-490-8353 or at http://www.sdcatholic.org/.

Diocesan sexual abuse web page

Parish Picnic August 29th after 10:00 AM Mass

Mass Schedule –

Saturday – 4:30 pm (inside church)

Sunday 8:00 am & 10:00 am (inside Church)

NOTE: The 10:00 am Sunday Mass will move to 11:00 am on September 5, 2021

Daily Masses Monday through Friday – 8:00 am (Inside Church)

The dispensation from the normal obligation to attend Sunday Mass ended on July 1st .

The weekend Masses are now celebrated inside the church.

Sacrament of Reconciliation – Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and by appointment

Anointing of the Sick By Appointment. In an emergency call the parish Office 619-463-6629

THE HOLY EUCHARIST:

PROGRAM FOR AUGUST 2021

CATHOLIC NIGHT at The Ball Park

Friday September 3, 2021 7:10 PM

Join the San Diego Catholic Community at Catholic Night at the Padres Friday evening September 3 and sit with the block of Santa Sophia Parishioners at the game. Forty-two of us went to the last Catholic Night at the Padres and had a great time. Let more of our parish attend to build a stronger parish community and friendship while enjoying an evening baseball game.

Tickets are $40.05 apiece for a seat in the Right Field Lower Reserved area. The  Catholic Night There Game Package includes a LIMITED – EDITION Catholic-themed Padres hat and a ticket to the Astros vs Padres game.

This event is approved by the Bishop and its purpose is to strengthen and encourage Catholic laity in their role as witnesses in the public square.

Reserve and Pay for your tickets by dropping off or mailing a check to the parish office by Friday August 6 to guarantee a seat with others of our parish. Checks should be made out to Santa Sophia Church and labeled with Padre Tickets.  Be sure to include an email address and phone number with your check. Tickets will be ordered and be able to be picked up at the parish office in mid-August.

For more information or to ask a question, email kocsantasophia@gmail.com

Has anyone ever said to you, “you should join the choir”?  As our ministries are back in full swing, this is a GREAT time to join the choir – young and old, no audition necessary. 

  • The adult choirs rehearse together on THURSDAY evening from 6:30-8:00 pm in the De Moor Room. 
  • The Kid’s Chorale rehearses every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm in the De Moor Room. 

For more information or to join, contact our Music Director, Suzanne Ballon at skennedy@santasophia.org

UPDATE ON ATTENDING MASS

 June 17, 2021  

Dear Parishioners,  

On June 15th, the California Department of Public Health provided updated guidance pertaining to state and county regulations for the pandemic. In response to the latest news, Bishop McElroy sent a letter to all priests in the diocese, inviting us to share these guidelines with our parishioners.

In his letter, Bishop McElroy provided the following updates:

All of the restrictions on capacity and spacing for worship and all limitations on meetings and social activities are lifted as of today (June 17, 2021). 

Masks will be optional, recognizing that the CDC recommends the practice of wearing masks for those who have not yet been vaccinated. 

Distribution of the Eucharist will resume on the tongue and will continue in the hand.   The reintroduction of the communion cup will be determined sometime in the future. 

Because there is still no vaccine for children, those in formation processes under the age of fourteen should continue to wear masks, as will our students in Catholic schools. 

It is recommended that non-family members bringing Eucharist to the sick should be vaccinated. 

The dispensation from the normal obligation to attend Sunday Mass will end on July 1st of this year. 

I want to thank you all for your support, and I greatly appreciate your patience during this challenging time. I know we missed many things during this time, such as our social gatherings and being able to celebrate Mass inside the church, but we made the best of a difficult situation, of course, with your help and cooperation. Please know that I am thankful to you all and am encouraged by your support.     

Please continue to keep our families and parish community in your prayers. 
   
With prayers and blessings,      
Fr. Devdas         

Date Night is Back!

Santa Sophia’s popular Date Night is back with a new series.

 “Love Revealed”

Saturday, August 14th at 6 p.m.

Prendergast Hall

What is Date Night?

Date Night is an evening for couples of all ages and stages to grow in their relationship with each other and with God.

  • Enjoy a video presentation
  • Explore discussion topics designed to enrich your relationship and spirituality as a couple
  • Meet and socialize with other couples from our parish

Wine, beer and appetizers will be served.

Need a babysitter? NO PROBLEM! Babysitting is provided.

Questions? Want to RSVP or be added to our email invite list? Contact ssdatenight@gmail.com

Save the Date

Do you know the formula for a happy marriage???

Praying Together + Playing Together = Staying Together

Mark your calendars for upcoming Santa Sophia Date Night evenings so you don’t miss an opportunity to pray and play with your spouse!

DateTheme
Saturday, August 14Love Revealed
Saturday, October 14Eucharistic Adoration
Saturday, November 13Total Gift of Self
Saturday, December 11A Sacramental Bond

Questions? Want to RSVP or be added to our email invite list? Contact ssdatenight@gmail.com

Ready for a night out?  Taste & See the works of the Broadway Bootcamp performers:

Broadway Bootcamp Dinner Show

Friday, August 6th

Parish Hall

6:00 Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres

6:30 Dinner & show ($25.00 adults, $15.00 children)

Tickets will be available starting, July 24, after all Masses and at the Parish, Academy or CMO office.