Christ is Risen; Alleluia!
The Lord has Risen indeed; Alleluia
Christ is Risen; Alleluia
The Lord has Risen indeed; Alleluia
Fr. Carlos Installed October 14th as the Thirteenth Rector of All Saints'
With Bishop Susan Snook's visit to All Saints’ on Sunday October 4th Fr. Carlos Expósito was installed as our thirteenth rector of All Saints' Church San Diego
Spanish Mass at 1:00pm -
Held Sundays each month (except 3rd Sundays) in St. Mary Chapel
Tuesday Noon Service -
Held in St. Mary's Chapel.
Fridays in Lent:
The Great Litany , at 11:30am followed by
Via Crucis (the Stations of the Cross) at Noon
Held in St. Mary's Chapel.
Fridays at 10am morning Prayer -
Held in St. Mary's Chapel.
Christian Formation -
In the Parish Hall on the second and fourth Sundays of each month after the 10am Mass
Societies of Mary corporate Rosary -
Rosary at 11am and Mass at 11:30am
Held in St. Mary's Chapel.
Usually on the first Saturday of the month.
Dear All Saints’ parishioners,
This coming Sunday (June 5th) the Church Universal celebrates the Feast of Pentecost, the occasion when Jesus’ first followers, gathered in Jerusalem for the Jewish Feast of the Weeks, also known as Shavuot—or Pentecost, in Greek—were powerfully filled with the Holy Spirit and proclaimed the Good News of Salvation in Jesus to the multilingual and multicultural crowd gathered in Jerusalem for the feast, and each of them heard the powerful message spoken in their own language.
Many consider this day as the Church’s birthday, since it was from this moment on that the first followers of Jesus’ New Way, filled with the unstoppable power of the Spirit, began their relentless proclamation of Jesus’ radical Way of Love, both in words and deeds, and as a result, the number of followers grew exponentially in a short time, as told in the Book of Acts of the Apostles.
We are all grieved and bewildered by the recent news of senseless and horrendous shootings taking place in this country, and the war waging in Eastern Europe. However, and precisely because of this hour of deep pain we are all going through, it becomes more imperative than even that we ask for the Holy Spirit’s comfort, discernment, and powerful inspiration, so that our words and actions are guided by Him in this crucial hour.
Let us celebrate Pentecost with all our being this coming Sunday and always, and show forth in our daily lives that we are worthy 21st-century followers of those who were so powerfully filled with the Spirit on this Day.
Father Carlos E. Expósito.
Societies of Mary
Please join us on April 1st, for the rosary at 11am and then Mass. Father Expósito will be the celebrant.
Saturday, April 1st at 11am
Newcomers are always welcome. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We will adjourn to the Flower Room for a light lunch after the Eucharist.
Epiphany 10:00am Mass in All Saints' St. Mary Chapel.
Friday, January 6th
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
On Tuesday October 4 in recognition of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, Fr. Carlos will be blessing animals in the Courtyard by the statue of St. Francis after the Tuesday mass at 1pm. All are welcome with their pets.
Tuesday, October 4th
Our Diocesan Bishop's Visitation to
All Saints' Sunday January 23, 2022
Within the framework of the Diocesan Year of Evangelization, and as preparation for the Good News Festival, which will be led by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in San Diego on December 9-10, 2022, Bishop Susan Brown Snook has made it a point to make each of her visitations to the parishes in the diocese this year an opportunity for spiritual revival in the spirit of evangelization.
To this effect, apart from being the presiding celebrant and preacher, the Bishop will lead a liturgy with some additional revival elements. A faith testimony will be presented by one of our parishioners after the Gospel reading. Also, the Bishop will conduct a special liturgy during the Prayers of the People, which will include a contemplative time with different prayer stations with specific purposes. In the case of our parish, we will be praying for personal and communal revival in the spirit of evangelization, as well as for specific locations in our neighborhood where God’s kingdom needs to come in order to transform them into places where God’s plan will be more evidently manifested.
A station for prayers for healing will also be set up during and after communion, and special musical pieces will be offered at this time.
Our Bishop will also lead us in the renewal of our Baptismal Covenant, and will be commissioning some parishioners in the ministry of evangelization related to the starting of a new congregation for Spanish-speaking people in our parish.
After the mass, Bishop Susan will conduct a forum in the Parish Hall where the theme of evangelization and the Good News Festival will be highlighted. We will all share box lunches with our Bishop in the Parish Hall.
We encourage our parishioners to invite relatives, friends, and neighbors to this revival event with our Bishop. Who knows if it may be the opportunity for someone’s heart to be touched by the Holy Spirit?
All those who would like to volunteer to support the preparation of the event are welcome to do so. We need people as greeters, sides persons, helpers to set up and clean up the areas, etc. Please contact the rector, a Vestry member, or any staff person to volunteer.
Father Carlos E. Expósito, Rector.
Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show
Parishioners and Friends: Join us for the Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale with music and food on Sunday, November 13 in the Parish Hall from 9am to 2pm.
This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts and support the work of All Saints'.
A Requiem Mass is scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11am.
Joan Evangelou 11/26/1935 - 1/2/2022
Please keep Joan and her family in your prayers. May she rest in peace.
Father of all, we pray to you for Joe, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May their soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
To read Joan Evangelou's obituary click here.
Annual Meeting Sunday, January 22th
Solemn Mass at 10:00 am
Annual Meeting at 11:30am
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Because this meeting is required by the canons of The Episcopal Church to accomplish specific actions necessary for parish operation, all members of the parish are expected to attend as they are able. At this meeting we will present the 2023 Parish Budget, provide a report on 2022 and look forward at the year to come.
Prior to the meeting there will be a light lunch and cutting of the Epiphany cake.
San Diego Music Coterie Concert
The Brilliance of Youth
Sunday, January 30th at 3pm
Featuring the 14 year old Bradley Carpiuc both as pianist in the Prokofiev’s concerto first movement and his composition for Trumpet, Violin and Piano.
Admission to the concert is free with free-will donation at the door.
Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
8:30pm Musical Offering
9:00pm Solemn Vigil Mass
- Christmas anthems by the choir
- Solo by Elizabeth Gaitan
- Special organ selections
Sunday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Christmas Day Mass 10:00am
The All Saints’ Vestry is encouraging parishioners to focus on the traditional practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during the forty days of Lent. Several Vestry members have completed the four-week Zoom class on these Lenten disciplines offered by Father Mark Michael through The Living Church on Wednesday afternoons. Both private and public prayer (perhaps through attending Tuesday Mass or Friday Stations of the Cross) are appropriate Lenten activities. Fasting is a traditional practice at All Saints’ and may include giving up a luxury that we enjoy during Lent (such as wine, chocolates, lunch on Wednesday, or meat on Friday) and setting aside the money saved for charitable purposes. Almsgiving may involve applying the money saved from the Lenten fast to an Easter offering or to contributions to charitable causes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to Learn more and register for the study
Please join for an after discussion on Zoom with Fr. Carlos:
Click here for the Zoom Discussion link.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays, February 19 to March 26 at noon in the courtyard. The Stations of the Cross have been recreated from those in our church by Todd Muffatti. They will be placed in the courtyard for us to easily follow the Way of the Cross and to meditate at each station.
April 2nd - Palm Sunday
10am Mass - Gather in the courtyard for the blessings of palms, and procession around the church.
April 4th - Holy Tuesday
April 5th - Holy Wednesday
April 6th - Maundy Thursday
7pm Mass with solumn Agape meal
Vigil in St. Mary’s Chapel 8pm to 10pm
April 7th - Good Friday
Vigil in St. Mary’s Chapel 9am to noon
Stations of the Cross at noon
Good Friday service at 7pm
April 9th - Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday Liturgy at 10am
Easter Vigil at 8pm - Starts in the Courtyard
April 10th - Easter Day
Service of Tenebrae Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00pm
One of the liturgies that has for centuries been part of the Catholic tradition of the church, but has somehow been neglected by some churches is the Service of Tenebrae, which is at present observed on Holy Wednesday by the Episcopal Church.
Although Tenebrae has not been observed at All Saints’ San Diego for quite a number of years now, it would be a worthwhile addition to the liturgical richness and tradition of our local church, and we will be observing it this year.
Tenebrae is an office structured around psalms, readings, and responsories. Its distinctive
ceremony includes the use of fifteen lighted candles (or seven in the shorter form we will be using), set on a special stand. One candle is extinguished as each of the appointed psalms is completed. The remaining candle, symbolic of Christ, is left lighted at the end of the final psalm. But it is carried away to be hidden, which signifies the apparent victory of the forces of evil.
A sudden loud noise in made at the end of the service, symbolizing the earthquake at Christ’s death. The lighted candle is then restored to its place, suggesting Christ’s eventual triumph.
Let us take part in this impactful and spiritually rich service on Holy Wednesday this year!
This Sunday, December 13, K~B Books
When you come for communion after the Zoom service (use the back gate) Kathryn Bunch of K--B Books will be in the courtyard with her traveling book ministry. The focus will be Advent and Christmas. Come and choose that special Christmas gift for a child or an adult among the display of a wide range of books on many topics, advent calendars, 2021 calendars, CD’s, and puzzles.
in be the courtyard after the Zoom Mass
Advance orders are welcome – contact Kathryn at 619-204-4039.
This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
For All the Saints Newsletter
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Weekly News and Events at All Saints' Click Here
Events, News, Concerts, Sermons and Service Opportunities
All Saints' is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.
We are an Anglo-Catholic parish using Rite One of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.
Our 8:00am Sunday service is a Low Mass without music providing a very reverent service.
Sunday School for ages 4–12 takes place during the 10:30am Solemn Mass and our Adult Formation Class at 9:30am is an open forum led by our Rector.
Our 10:30am service is a Solemn or a Solemn High Mass with full choir and organ, sung prayers, and incense.
Child care is available for children under 5 years of age during Sunday services.
Please join us in worship at one of our several services and Masses. Sunday Mass is at 10am in the church. The Sunday Mass is also live on Zoom and a recording will be posted on our Facebook page for those not able to join us in person.
If you are looking for a new parish home or just visiting San Diego come worship with us.
All Saints' welcomes all and is eager to greet you personally. We
are a warm, friendly, optimistic congregation.
Click here to go to our Facebook page, to watch recorded services.
Pictures from Holy Week 2023
To make it all happen, here are some behind the sceens preperations:
Thank you to those who helped.
John Phillip Newell Presentation at All Saints'
On Sunday February 19 at 2pm in the Parish Hall John Philip Newell gave a presentation based on his award-winning book, "Sacred Earth Sacred Soul", in which he drew on the lineage of Celtic wisdom over the centuries to offer vision and hope for today.
Sunday, February 19
It was a great event, with an audience that filled the Parish Hall.
All Saints Church from the outside
click on Pictures for larger view.