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In March of 2016, Pope Francis invited the Church to review the complexity of family life and marriage in these times and San Diego Bishop Robert McElory responded by initiating a local synod for the Diocese of San Diego.  The result of the synod was 15 proposals for the Diocese and numerous parishioners activated and inspired to support family life in the diocese.  The Parish Committees for Family Life & Spirituality were established (and are continuing to be established) in order to implement the proposals at the local level.

Synod Proposals


Corpus Christi Catholic Parish

Corpus Christi

450 Corral Canyon Rd.
Bonita, CA 91902
Pastor:  Fr. Efrain Bautista
Contact: Suzanne Auditor
Email address:
Phone: 619-482-3954




Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary

537 E. St. (corner of 6th street)
Ramona, CA 92065
Pastor:  Fr. Ed Bernardino
Contact: Veronica Brewster
Email address: 
Phone: 760-484-3246



Our Lady of Mt. Carmel SY

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

2020 Alaquinas Dr.
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Pastor: Fr. Jose Castillo
Contact: Jose & Irma Alvarez
Email address:
Phone: 951-816-9547




Santa Sophia

Santa Sophia

9800 San Juan St.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Pastor: Fr. Devdas Masillamony
Contact: Heidi Chokeir
Email address:
Phone: 619-203-5391 


St. Charles Parish

St. Charles

990 Saturn Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92154
Pastor: Fr. Emilio Magana
Contact: Marci Morrison &
Ashley Pakozdi
Email address:
Phone: 619-849-9377 

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St. Michael

15546 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Pastor: Fr. Melchisedech Monreal
Contact: Deacon Terry Hannify
Email address:
Phone: 858-487-4755


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St. Thomas More

1450 S. Melrose Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056
Pastor: Fr. Mike Ratajczak
Contact: Sheila McKinley
Email address:
Phone: 858-245-1761
Ministries/ Outreach: Newly married, marriage prep/support, divorced/separated, widowers, LGBTQ, Diocesan liaison, seasonal family activities, Culture of Life 

El Centro Catholic

El Centro Catholic

(St. Mary, OLG & Sacred Heart) 
Pastor:  Fr. Mark Edney & Fr. Ed Horning
Contact: Ricardo & Jessica Salgado
Email address:
Phone: 760-562-1807 &


Mater Dei Catholic Parish

Mater Dei

1571 Magdalena Ave.
P.O. Box 212047
Chula Vista, CA 91921
Pastor:  Fr. Jovencio Ricafort
Contact: Maria Galace
Email address: 
Phone: 619-656-3735

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

13208 Lakeshore Dr.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Pastor: Fr. Ron Buchmiller
Contact: Dcn Mark & Barbara Silvia
Email address:
Phone: 619-729-6207 &


St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua

410 W. 18th St.
National City, CA 91950
Pastor: Fr. Edmundo Zarate Suarez
Contact: Juana Arismendez
Email address:
Phone: 619-994-4649 


St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church

St. Mark

1147 Discovery St.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Pastor: Fr. Bruce Osborn
Contact: Soila Vega
Email address:
Phone: 760-744-1540



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St. Michael

2643 Homedale St.
San Diego, CA 92139
Pastor: Fr. Manuel Ediza
Email address:
Phone: 619-470-1977

Good Shepherd Parish

Good Shepherd

8200 Gold Coast Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126
Pastor:  Fr. Michael Pham
Contact: Fr. Victor Maristela
Email address:
Phone: 858-271-0207 X 1209




Our lady of Guadalupe Parish

Our Lady of Guadalupe

345 Anita St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Pastor:  Fr. Ramiro Chan, CS
Contact: Dcn. Guillermo Valdivia
Email address:
Phone: 619-422-3977


Sacred Heart Parish

Sacred Heart

655 C Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Pastor: Fr. Mike Murphy
Contact: Dotti Hulburt
Email address:
Phone: 619-435-3167 
Outreach/ Ministries: Marriage prep/support, 
blended families, separated/divorced, LGBTQ outreach, young adults


St. Brigid Parish

St. Brigid

4735 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109
Pastor: Msgr. Steve Callahan
Contact: Joe Larussa
Email address:
Phone: 619-843-8665 



St. Mary Escondido Parish

St. Mary

1170 South Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Pastor: Fr. Scott Herrera
Contact: Enedina Saucedo
Email address:
Phone: 760-745-1611 &


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St. Pius X

1120 Cuyamaca Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Pastor: Fr. Jay Bananal
Contact: Yolanda & Junior Contreras
Email address:
Phone: 619-420-9193

Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels

9310 Dalehurst Road
Santee, CA 92071
Pastor:  Fr. Andre Ramos
Contact: Dan Plein
Email address:
Phone: 619-417-7327
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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel SD

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

13541 Stoney Creek Rd.
San Diego, 92129
Pastor: Fr. Anthony Saroki
Contact: Frank Drdek & Sheila Sajo
Email address:
Phone: 858-484-1070

San Rafael Parish

San Rafael

17252 Bernardo Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
Pastor: Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis
Contact: Eilin Friedman
Email address:
Phone: 858-354-5908 




St Catherine Laboure Parish

St. Catherine Laboure

4124 Mount Abraham Ave.
San Diego, CA 92111
Pastor: Fr. Brian Hayes
Contact: Cara Bandera
Email address:
Phone: 858-277-3133 



St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

609 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Pastor: Fr. Gerardo Fernandez
Email address:
Phone: 760-722-1688



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St. Richard

611 Church Lane
P.O. Box 1128
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Pastor: Fr. Fernando Maldonado
Contact: Claudia Rodriguez &
Tony Franco
Email address:
Phone: 780-859-4869