Dean Letter: Concerning Liturgical Colors

Hello St. Paul’s, As a child attending St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, I saw little color in our worship. The clergy of the very low Church of Ireland wore black cassock, white surplice, and black stole. There were no hangings or banners, and while there were (and still are) beautiful stained glass windows, the east … READ MORE…

Dear Parents: A Reminder about Grace, 17 Months Later

This letter was sent out to St. Paul’s Families exactly 17 months ago, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since today is the first day of school for many children in San Diego and in anticipation of our own program launch on September 12, I would like to remind parents to give themselves grace. Naturally, many details have changed over the course of 17 months, but the message remains the same.

Simpler Living Movie Night Recap

A few weeks ago some members of Simpler Living  and friends viewed a film called “The Other Side of the Hill”  It chronicled the efforts of farmers in Eastern Oregon who have come together to meet the climate emergency in their area with community-based solutions that benefit farmers, the land, and workers.  Following are some … READ MORE…

Lean into Sunday: Living Bread

Have you ever heard the phrase, you are what you eat? This is important when we think about Jesus in this sense. If we eat of the bread of life, of Jesus; if that helps form, create, and grow our very human body, we will inherently be changed by that. We will learn and digest his actions and who he is. This is especially true on Sundays when we take communion and take time to rest and restore our souls for the next week in the world.

Dean Letter: Newcomers

Hello St. Paul’s, Since we reopened our doors in April, and even (virtually) during the pandemic, we have seen a steady influx of visitors and potential new parishioners at the cathedral. We try to be systematic in keeping track of newcomers, thanking them for visiting and making sure they are invited to key events. Our … READ MORE…

Lean into Sunday: Resting with God

“Lean into Sunday” is an invitation to explore the coming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Each week, families will have an opportunity to read, respond to, and live out the Gospel as a family. Notes about the Gospel: The passage from Mark that we have in this set of sessions seems to be telling us, amid all … READ MORE…

Lean into Sunday: Love Makes a Family

As San Diego begins celebrating Pride this week, this special edition of “Lean into Sunday” includes a brief read-along video, prayer, and discussion questions surrounding the book Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer; an inclusive, bright and fun board book about what all families have in common- LOVE! Before the Video:  Show the book … READ MORE…

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