Hello St. Paul’s. Dean Penny is on vacation this week, and she asked me to write a letter to the congregation from my perspective as your Dean’s Warden. As I thought about our journey together in the past year, I found inspiration in this passage from Hebrews: “23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope … READ MORE…

Hello, I’m Kathleen Burgess, the Director of Administrative Operations for St. Paul’s Cathedral. I’m delighted to be able to share some great news about a new committee that has been formed for the Cathedral, the Landscaping Committee. The Landscaping Committee is a subcommittee of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. They will meet regularly and report … READ MORE…

Dear People of St. Paul’s Cathedral, I first wanted to thank you for the love, support, and prayers I have received from you all since arriving at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP). I must admit there were and are times when I ask myself, “What in the world am I doing here?”  But … READ MORE…

Dear St. Paul’s family, It’s Homecoming Sunday!  Welcome home. Every year we designate a Sunday in the fall as homecoming Sunday.  Usually it is homecoming because the summer often brings a different routine. Whether it is vacation, sleeping in, a break from school, finding cool places to avoid the heat, or just the lazy days … READ MORE…

Dear St. Paul´s family, Our Pentecost celebration last Sunday was joyful and Spirit-filled. I had the blessing of attending all four services and experiencing the wide variety of gifts and cultures that we enjoy here in San Diego. We heard the Acts reading in many different languages, we experienced a graceful dance, we sang great … READ MORE…

May 15, 2018 Dear St. Paul’s family, This week we celebrate Pentecost, the day when the church was born. It’s a day to rejoice in the ways the Spirit has gifted each of us for ministry and to be listening for the movement of the Spirit in our life together. I’ve been listening hard these … READ MORE…

May 9, 2018 Dear St. Paul’s family, This week’s message is about membership and engagement. It’s evident to all of us that attendance at worship has declined in the last four or five years, from an average Sunday attendance (ASA) in 2015 of 607 to 525 in 2017. It’s not a trend any of us … READ MORE…

Dear people of St. Paul’s, “In this holy season, let it be our care and delight.” Whenever I hear or say these words, I know that we are welcoming the Christmas season in our uniquely Anglican way. The seasonal Service of Lessons and Carols is one of those traditions that connects us with our spiritual … READ MORE…

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