The Immaculata Parish

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Ministries and Programs

Parish Pastoral Council
Evangelization & Catechesis
Parish Organizations & Activities
Social Ministries
Liturgical Ministries
Marriage & Family Life

Parish Pastoral Council

Christian Education Committee

To create an awareness within the parish of the community responsibility for the educational mission of the Church.

Spirituality & Worship Committee

To engage parishioners in an ongoing development of the spiritual life of the parish.

Social Action Committee

To discover the human needs of the parish and community and to create and support programs to meet those needs.

Community & Pastoral Life

To develop opportunities for community building among all parish members.

Evangelization Committee

To foster renewal of parish life; to reach out to those who have no church or those who are not religiously active; to make it possible for the whole parish to evangelize more effectively.

Stewardship Committee

To educate and encourage parishioners to faithful stewardship of time, talent, and money in service to the Church.

Parish Finance Council

The parish finance council assists the rector in the administration of the following temporal aspects of parish life:

  • Annual Catholic Appeal
  • Diocesan Assessment
  • Stewardship of Treasure
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Human Resources
  • Risk Management
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Investment of Parish Funds

Evangelization & Catechesis

A parish Religious Education Program is provided for students in grades K through high school. Classes meet every Sunday, September through May. Classes are held in USD Camino Hall.

School of Religion

A program that provides opportunities for parishioners to respond more fully and personally to God's call to carry out their vocation.  

Click here for the Student Registration Form and the Student Medical Information Form.

Click here for the Religious Ed Calendar for 2014-15 school year.

Adult and Family Faith Formation

The process whereby adults are fully initiated into the Catholic Faith community. Sessions are held year-round.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Sessions are held year-round

Parish Organizations & Activities

Pro-Life

The Pro-Life Ministry organizes parish Pro-Life activities.

Ladies of The Immaculata

A volunteer group that is available to help with parish socials, bereavement ministry, and altar assistance. The goal is to meet parish needs through personal growth both spiritually and with friendship. Check bulletin for meeting times.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. it has over 1.7 million members worldwide. Membership in the Knights is open to practical Catholic men who are in union with the Holy See and at least 18 years of age. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the Precepts of the Church. The San Diego Council #1349 serves the Immaculata parish and five other local parishes in a Round Table that supports the needs of each pastor and parish. It also supports seminarians, raises funds for charitable purposes, provides fraternal opportunities for the men and their families, and has means for providing assistance and support to Knights and their families when needed.

Parish Fellowship Committee

The Parish Life Committee brings parishioners and friends together to celebrate community through social activities during the calendar year. Our many committee volunteers help coordinate such fun events as Candlemas, Movie Night, Senior Tea, Annual Parish Picnic, Las Posadas, Pentecost Reception, Thanksgiving Reception and more. 

Newcomers' Welcoming Ministry

Help make newcomers feel like a part of the parish by making a phone call to welcome them, thank them for joining the parish, and inviting them to join a ministry. Team members make approximately five phone calls per month.

Social Ministries

Prayer Requests

A Prayer Intention Book is located in St. Edward's Chapel (#15). Prayer intentions will be remembered at all Immaculata Masses.

Food Drives for the Needy

Three times per year, at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, parishioners contribute food & clothing for the needy of the Diocese.

Liturgical Ministries

Eucharistic Adoration

Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Take time to stop in church and pray during the day and/or commit to one hour each Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lector

The ministry of Lector has ancient roots in our faith tradition. We read episodes in the Gospels where Jesus was invited to come forward and read to the congregation from the sacred scrolls. Indeed, in Pope Paul VI's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, he notes that "[Jesus] is present in His word, since it is He Himself who speaks when the holy scriptures are read in church." This means that the ministry of Lector carries great importance within the context of our celebration of the Mass.

At the Immaculata, you need not have experience as a reader, just a love of scripture and a desire to make it come alive for your fellow parishioners. Attendance of a training class, conducted by our Lector Coordinator, is required. While we try to honor preferences concerning the particular Mass at which you wish to serve, we appreciate the flexibility to schedule where the need is greatest.

Special Ministers of the Eucharist

Assists with the distribution of Communion at weekend Masses.

Special Ministers of the Eucharist - Homebound

Persons needed to bring the Eucharist to homebound parishioners on Sundays.

Altar Server

Opportunities for both men and women to assist the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist. Required: Proper training for the exercise of this ministry by an appointed coordinator.

Ministry of Hospitality – Usher and Greeter

Provide a service of assistance to those attending Mass and other Church functions. Required: Initial training session and attend Masses as scheduled.

Child Care

A service offered to parents with children during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses each Sunday. Required: Parents who avail themselves of this service to help periodically each month.

Choir

The 9:00 a.m. choir leads the congregation in traditional church music, and the 11:00 a.m. choir leads the congregation in contemporary church music each Sunday. The choirs are open to parishioners - senior high and older. Required: One weekly rehearsal.

Musician

Goal is to develop a list of instrumentalists who are willing to play for specific occasions, such as special Masses, Easter, Christmas and as needed. Required: Intermediate performance level or better and an informal audition/meeting with the director.

Marriage & Family Life

Arrangements should be made at least nine months prior to the desired date. Couples residing outside parish boundaries must meet certain requirements.

Baptism Seminar

Baptism preparation seminar is held monthly for parents whose children are to be baptized at The Immaculata. It is necessary to register prior to the class. There will be no baptisms during Lent.

Pro-Life

The Pro-Life Ministry organizes parish Pro-Life activities.

Food Drives for the Needy

Three times per year, at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, parishioners contribute food and clothing for the needy of the Diocese.

Marriage & Family Life

Weddings

Arrangements should be made at least nine months prior to the desired date. Couples residing outside parish boundaries must meet certain requirements.

Adopt an Engaged Couple

Individuals pray for engaged couples marrying at The Immaculata.

Baptism Seminar

Baptism preparation seminar is held monthly for parents whose children are to be baptized at The Immaculata. It is necessary to register prior to the class. There will be no baptisms during Lent.