Social Ministry

social justice

The Diocese of San Diego Office for Life Ministry affirms and fosters human life, dignity and rights, promotes justice and peace, and serves as a resource to parishes in responding to people of every culture and status, especially those who are marginalized economically or socially.

In conjunction with the Diocese, St. Charles Culture of Life Team works in the parish level to promoting the same mission statement.

During Pro-Life Awareness Month (usually in October), the Team sets up an information table at the West Patio of the Church to provide Catholic brochures and leaflets on life, family, and marriage issues for parishioners to share to their families and friends.

If you are interested in this Ministry, you can contact the coordinators: Harry and Vinnie Thoms

For additional information and other events, you can also check the Diocese of San Diego Office for Life Ministry website.

2018 Assoc For Life

Culture of Life Ministry Events:


 For more information please contact Vinnie or Harry Thoms 619-662-1585 or visit the website:


Important upcoming pro-life events in San Diego

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego

Dear Pro-life friends,

Your prayers and participation are needed if we are ever to change our culture back to a culture of life.  Every prayer counts… every life counts.  Join us.

Week starting Feb 17 – Pray for the upcoming U.S. Senate vote February 25 on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which will require medical practitioners to provide the same care to a child who survives an abortion, or attempted abortion, as any other child born alive.

Saturday March 2 – First Saturday Rosary Procession starts from Our Lady of the Rosary Church at the corner of State & Date, and goes to Planned Parenthood at First and Grape, downtown San Diego. We meet in front of the church after the 7:30 am Mass and start our procession about 8:15, returning around 10:00 am.

Saturday March 2 – The III Binational Pro-Family, Pro-Life Congress, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm at Hahn University Center at USD, 5998 Alcala Park, S.D., 92110. Tim Staples from Catholic Answers will be one of the speakers. Donation $15 general, $10 student ($20/$15 the day of the event). For more information and tickets:

Sunday March 3 – 1,000 Pro-Lifers Prayer Rally at 2:30 – 4:30 pm in front of the Chula Vista Planned Parenthood, along the sidewalk at 1295 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911.

Tuesday, March 5 – Opening prayer vigil for 40 Days for Life El Cajon. Meet at 6:30 pm in front of FPA Women’s Health 1625 E. Main Street, El Cajon. The group will process with candles down the street to Planned Parenthood at 1685 E. Main Street, El Cajon.

Tuesday, March 5 – Opening prayer vigil for 40 Days for Life Mira Mesa. Meet at 6:30 pm on the public sidewalk along Mira Mesa Blvd., east of the driveway between 8430 and 8440 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92126 (on the sidewalk between IHOP and Starbucks.) Planned Parenthood is located inside the mall, and this driveway is closest to the Planned Parenthood sign along Mira Mesa Blvd. Please do not park in the IHOP parking area, and remain on the sidewalk.

Wednesday, March 6 – 40 Days for Life opens in 4 locations for San Diego County, and runs through April 14. For more information about each location see the website links below:

Vista – 1964 Via Centre, Vista, CA 92081

San Diego (Mira Mesa) – Public sidewalk along Mira Mesa Blvd., east of the driveway between 8430 and 8440 Mira Mesa Blvd.

El Cajon – 1685 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA CA 92021

Chula Vista – 1295 Broadway, Chula Vista CA 91911

Friday, March 29 – “Unplanned” opens in San Diego Theaters.  This is the story of how Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Clinic director, had a change of heart and became an outspoken pro-life activist.  Details on times and locations will follow in the coming weeks.  View the trailer below.  You will want to see this movie.

Friday April 19 – 14th Annual Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross. Taking the pro-life message to the streets on the solemn commemoration of our Lord’s suffering and death on Good Friday. We start at 12 noon on the sidewalk along the east side of St. Joseph Cathedral at 4th and Beech Street downtown San Diego, and process down to the Federal Building at Front and Broadway. More details to follow in the coming weeks.


Respect Life

October is Respect Life Month. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops yearly theme is “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.” We will have an education table on the west patio after the Sunday Masses on 21 October.  We provide free holy cards and brochures regarding pro-life issues. If you are interested in assisting with the Culture of Life Ministry contact Vinnie or Harry Thoms at 619-662-1585.