Name of Church Our Lady of the Rosary
Address 1668 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone number (619) 234-4820
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Italian), 5:30 p.m. (Latin Adoremus Novus Ordo, now weekly, which had previously been monthly).
Confessions Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Names of priests Fr. Joseph Tabigue, pastor. He is from the Philippines, professed vows as a Cleric Regular of St. Paul (the Barnabites) in 1999, and was ordained a priest in Manila in 2004. He came to the parish in 2007 and has served as pastor since 2011. He’s strongly pro-life, and delivers a strong, orthodox homily (as do the other Barnabites who visit the parish.) Fr. Albino Vecina, associate pastor. Fr. Vecina is also from the Philippines. He, too, is a Barnabite Father, having professed vows in the community in 2008 and being ordained a priest in the Philippines in 2014. He came to the parish in 2015.
Music Depends on the Mass. For the 5:30 pm Mass on Sunday, two scholas provide chant and polyphony, one schola is led by Ernie Grimm of the musically talented Grimm family, and the other led by Mary Anne Carr Wilson, who launched a series of chant camps and who has offered workshops for San Francisco seminarians.
Parish Devotions 7 a.m. daily rosary; Tuesday 6 p.m. Perpetual Help Novena; 1st Friday Sacred Heart and 1st Saturday Immaculate Heart of Mary & Our Lady of Manaoag 11 a.m.; 1st Monday Padre Pio, 6 p.m.; 3rd Monday, St. Peregrine Healing Mass, 6 p.m.
Parking Sunday parking is available at Washington Elementary School, north lot on Date Street, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Additional observations Our Lady of the Rosary is a beautiful, historic parish of the Diocese of San Diego. It was founded by Italian priests to serve Italian Catholics, including many of those who worked as fishermen. The church was completed in 1923, and has a magnificent interior, including beautiful stained glass windows, murals, statues and other decorations all about the church. It recently underwent a restoration to make its beauty even more vivid to visitors. The church is located in Little Italy near downtown San Diego; if you stroll the area, you’ll hear its bells ring throughout the day. Make time to visit the gift shop, Our Lady’s Gifts, open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Tuesday, when it is closed) and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Latin Novus Ordo. This is a faithfully Vatican II parish.
Just…wow…if they can do a restoration in a place like that, they’re not having attendance issues, that’s for sure…felt banners and tambourines are budget killers…
I like my own church just fine thank you
Then go there and leave the rest of us to go where went want. Don’t force your liturgy on us and we will not force our liturgy on you. Whatever happened to “Live and let live”. Everything seems to be “Live and let die” now.
Who said anything about forcing liturgy on anyone? Maybe the whole notion of churches worth driving to is flawed. People should attend their territorial parish and support that community.
The church seems divided not Catholic anymore.
My apologies. I just get so tired of all the negativity, but I only added to it. Peace.
Will definitely pay a visit when I am in the area!
Gosh people on this site are easily triggered.
I have not chimed in for sometime now but in this instance I must, just over 50 yeas ago all Roman Catholic Churches were worth driving too, all Masses’ were the same because they were all in Latin from a small rural church to a big city cathedral and in any country from Germany to South Korea you understood everything that was going on except the homily in another country. So you see the Church is more divided than ever since the Great Springtime of Vatican II and nobody can deny this its ridiculous.
All Masses before the council were not the same. Being in the same language doesn’t make it the same. Many, many were celebrated poorly and rushed through by careless priests. Men would smoke outside for most of it instead of sitting through it in some places.
No mention of Father Louie?! Longtime associate pastor Fr Louis Solcia.
Father Louie still in residence at OL Rosary, but he does not say public Mass much.
The incomparable, irreplaceable Fr Louie. Must be in his 90s by now.