Mass Guidelines

“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

We are pleased and excited to welcome you back for public Masses! While things are constantly changing due to circumstances beyond our control, we thank for your patience as we navigate the new procedures designed to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Mass times: Weekdays 8:00am, Saturday Vigil 5:00pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

All Masses will celebrated outdoors for all but the Presider. The exterior speakers will be turned on in the gathering plaza and by the fire pit. Everyone that would like to listen to the Mass is welcome to do so anywhere on the church campus; including the gathering plaza, the grass, or the outdoor amphitheater. We are unlimited on the number of allowed parishioners when outdoors. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist will be available outside as well. Masks, social Distancing, and all previously stated rules still apply. Please take a moment to review our Mass guidelines below.

Keep in mind that St. Gregory the Great is in full compliance of all required safety procedures, yet it is still recommended that those who are vulnerable due to age or underlying health conditions, should shelter at home. For this reason, the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses continues to be dispensed. Masses will be offered online indefinitely.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to fine-tune our Masses to accommodate your safety and comfort during these challenging and confusing times. Should you have any questions, please contact the parish office and one of our staff members will be happy to talk with you.

God bless and we hope to see you this weekend!

Contact: Parish Staff  •  858-653-3540  •


Changes as of July 13, 2020

The Lord blessed us with a beautiful campus; enjoy the fresh air & sunshine while you listen to Mass!


 ► Weekday Masses: 8:00am

► Saturday Reconciliation 4:00pm

► Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00pm

► Sunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

► No Reservations, All Are Welcome

► Church Capacity = Presider Only

► Exterior Capacity = Unlimited for Parishioners

► Exterior Speakers On - Listen Outside

► Communion Available Outside

► Click here for the latest communication.


***To access our Virtual Mass, please visit us on our YouTube channel.  


Before Arriving for Mass

Please self-monitor yourself and members of your household for any symptoms of illness. If you feel sick, or if you have been around someone that has been sick, please do not come to church. Click here for symptoms.

Church restrooms will be open for emergencies only. Please plan accordingly.

All persons age 2 or older are required to wear a protective face covering at all times on church grounds; no exceptions. Please bring an appropriate face covering with you. Your mask should cover your nose and mouth completely. Click here for the proper way to wear a mask.

Please wash your hands with soap and warm water. In addition, it is recommended to bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse or pocket for personal use as needed.

Parishioners will be seated outdoors to promote healthy air flow during Mass.  Please dress accordingly to suit your comfort with warm or cool weather.

Upon Arrival for Mass

Observe social distancing at all times in the parking lot and on church grounds. 

All parishioners are to be seated outdoors. Please bring a chair or blanket for you and your family.

Please use the provided hand sanitizer. There will also be a collection box available for your offertory gift, as the collection baskets will not be passed during Mass. Click here if you are interested in offering an online gift.

An usher will guide you for Communion. Please respect the directions given by ushers. They have been fully trained to promote safety and reverence during the liturgy. We appreciate your patience.

Worship aids and hymnals will not be available. Please bring them from home, or utilize our parish app and click on “worship”. Click here to download the parish app. While there may be music provided, singing is discouraged.

There will be no holding of hands for the “Our Father” and no physical contact at the “Sign of Peace”.

Reception of the Eucharist

The Eucharist will be distributed at the very end of Mass under the form of consecrated bread alone and only in the hand.

Ushers will assist and direct the communion lines. 

Even if you do not plan to receive, please move forward in the line. Cross your arms over your chest as a sign to the Minister that you are not receiving; they will offer a blessing instead.

When it is your turn, please lower your facial covering and receive the Eucharist in your hand. After you have consumed the host, replace your mask and reverently exit the campus. Please note, for your safety and the safety of our Ministers, there will be a Plexiglas shield for separation. Place your palms under this shield.

After reception of the Eucharist, please reverently exit the campus.

Gatherings of any kind cannot be permitted to keep us all safe.


Sadly, we cannot permit gatherings of any kind in the plaza or in the parking lot.  Please maintain social distancing as you depart towards your vehicle.

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Holy Family Chapel will both be closed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Our best chance for success is by cooperating and respecting the guidelines set forth by the State.  This is an unprecedented situation, and there will a learning curve for everyone as we adjust to this new normal.  Expect lines, delays, and other inconveniences as we begin the new protocol.  We can still have a meaningful celebration of the Eucharist in spite of the new restrictions. 

“Today, we must begin to look forward, not under the illusion that the pandemic will not continue to challenge us overwhelmingly, but from a renewed conviction that in God’s grace we must take new steps to seize our future and build a Church and society enriched by the solidarity that we have witnessed, renewed by the compassion that has emerged all around us, depended by the suffering of so many hearts and families, and ever resolute in the power and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” Bishop Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego

Communion to the Homebound

While sending Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist to visit the sick is suspended, spouses and immediate family members will be allowed to take communion to those staying in their home. Click for more information on communion to the sick.

If you have already completed your reservation for Mass and would like to arrange communion for your loved one click here to sign up .  

Contact: Parish Staff  •  858-653-3540  •