California’s Attempt to Break the “Seal of Confession” – Senate Bill (SB) 360

California’s Attempt to Break the “Seal of Confession” The “seal of confession” is one of the most sacrosanct of Catholic beliefs and penitents rely on this unbreakable guarantee to freely confess and seek reconciliation with God. A priest who breaks the seal is automatically excommunicated (Canon 1388). Yet now, the California Legislature is debating SB…

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2019 Annual Catholic Appeal

The Annual Catholic Appeal supports the many valuable programs provided by the Diocese and within our community. Please watch the informative video below, and thank you in advance for your generous support. Donate Here

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End of Year Stock and/or IRA Donation Information

  Click for 2018 Stock and/or IRA Donation Flyer Stock Donations Reminder: A gift of your securities, including stocks or mutual funds, is an easy way to make a gift.  By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets….

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Job Opening – Director for Catechetical Ministry 

Santa Sophia Parish 9800 San Juan St Spring Valley, CA 91977 POSITION TITLE:  Director for Catechetical Ministry FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt REPORTS TO:  Pastor HOURS:  Full time, 35 hours per wk. Santa Sophia Parish seeks a full-time Director for Catechetical Ministry (DCM) to serve the parish community of Santa Sophia. The candidate for this position would…

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Santa Sophia Raise The Roof Concert 4-13-2018

Martin Luther King Gospel Community Concert With special guest Performers, Santa Sophia Children’s Choir 7:30 PM in the church – 6:00 PM social hour in Prendergast Hall with appetizers.  4-13-2018 Tickets available in the parish office, at the Kiosk after Sunday Mass,  or below through Paypal (You do not need a Paypal Account, just either…

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Santa Sophia Roofing Project

Santa Sophia Roofing Project A few weeks ago, I was invited to dinner by one of our parish families. They also invited some of their family friends, including some who were members of our parish.  It was nice to share a large family dinner with friends. During dinner, someone asked me what was new in…

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