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Sundays -  Low Mass 8:00am;  Solemn Mass 10:30am 
Sunday School 10:30am    Child Care at 8am and 10:30am Services
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This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
click here for a PDF of This weeks Blog

Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.

Social Action Committee -SAC- Update

In the spirit of the season, your SAC filled and delivered 10 Christmas stockings to some of All Saints' frail and/or shut-in parishioners. "Stuffers" included fleece throws, candy canes, note cards, hand lotion, puzzle booklets, hot chocolate and of course, chocolate. All recipients were extremely pleased and thankful. We've already received several thank you notes. Future projects for the SAC are most welcome.

WillanWest 2018 first service
January 27 at 7:00pm

Mark your calendars—The first WillanWest event will be the St. John Chrysostom (Votive Mass) sung by the Willan Collective, Ruben Valenzuela, Director on Saturday, January 27 at 7:00pm in the sanctuary.

Willan West opens its 2018 festival by celebrating a Votive Mass honouring the early church father St John Chrysostom who is often commemorated on January 27. This Mass will feature three of Willan's compositions, written during one of his most prolific periods as Precentor of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto.

Missa Brevis no. 5 (F# minor) is one of Willan's 14 Missa Breves, tailored and written specifically for the Gallery Choir of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto. It is written in F# minor (including a 5 voice Kyrie), which gives it a particular mystical and arresting quality. Behold the Tabernacle of God (Liturgical Motet no. 9) was composed in 1933 for the 100th anniversary of the Church of St. James, Chicago, and dedicated to its famous composer and organist, Leo Sowerby. O King all Glorious (Liturgical Motet no. 2) was written to mark saints' days and for general use and displays Willan's masterful handling of text in miniature.

Missa Brevis no. 5 (F# minor), 1935
Motet: Behold, the Tabernacle of God, 1933
Motet: O King all Glorious, 1928
Including Gregorian Propers of the Day

For additional information about Healey Willan and the Healey Willan project visit

"Music has been my chief delight, and if at any time I have been able to share this delight with others, I am content."

Interim Rector Begins Pastorate

Come to Mass (8:00am or 10:00am) and welcome Father Robert G. Eaton on his first Sunday as Interim Rector of All Saints’. Father Eaton was appointed by the Vestry as the Interim Rector to serve on a part-time basis. Previously Father Eaton was rector of St. John’s Church in Tulare, California for 24 years and has extensive experience as an interim priest, first in Paso Robles and later at St. Dunstan’s, San Diego. He has recently completed a year as interim rector at Good Shepherd Parish in Hemet.

During his first four months at All Saints’, he will work with us to take the steps necessary to begin the process of calling a new rector. After his initial appointment of four months, his contract as interim rector may be extended for up to eight additional months.

Father Rob and his wife Angela will continue to make their permanent home in Tulare which is also the home of their two daughters and six grandchildren.

All Saints' to Host
Willan West 2018

WillanWest 2018 is a Southern California celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the death of English-Canadian composer Healey Willan who served as organist and choirmaster at the Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto from 1921-1966. All Saints’ was chosen to host this celebration as it is the only Episcopal parish in San Diego that has the potential to duplicate the environment of St. Mary Magdalene due to its traditional architecture and liturgy.

WillanWest choir under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela will hold 14 Saturday events at All Saints’ – Mass, Evensong and Benediction at 7:00pm from January 2018 through November 2018. For additional information about Healey Willan and the Healey Willan project visit

Click Here for more detailed Press Release.

Thespian Vanessa
Dinning Stars in Outside Mullingar

All Saints’ choir alto section leader, Vanessa Dinning, plays the lead role of Rosemary Muldoon in John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, John Patrick Shanley’s tender-hearted portrait reminds us that it is never too late to take a chance on love. Outside Mullingar premiered on Broadway in 2014. Vanessa is joined on stage by local San Diego favorites Jim Chovic, Dagmar Fields and Stephen Schmitz.

Scripps Ranch Theatre: January 19-February 18, then Oceanside Theatre Company: February 23-March 11 Playing Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm

Tickets for Scripps Ranch at:
Tickets for Oceanside at:

California Wildfires

To help those effected by the California wildfires in Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula and Fallbrook consider donating to Episcopal Relief and Development who is partnering with the Diocese of Los Angeles in this endeavor.

To give a donation here is the link to the page where you can select "US Diaster Response"



Join Fr. Wayne and Kathy Sanders on a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from March 26. 2018 to April 6, 2018.

The total trip cost is $3,495. and includes:

· Round trip airfare from San Diego, CA — Superior Accommodation
· Breakfast and Dinner
· Transportation in a Modern Coach for all tour days
· Excellent English speaking tour guide
· Entrance Fees to all sights and portage at hotels
· Price does not include tips, lunch on the road or insurance
· Price is for double occupancy. Extra $689 for single room.

A flyer giving the specific details on the places that will be visited are on the front and back tables in the sanctuary or contact Fr. Sanders

Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello
CD Release

Sophie Webber, cellist, who has performed at All Saints' in concert and played her cello during a Sunday Mass is excited to announce the upcoming late November 2017 release of"Escape,"her first CD recording of the Six Solo Cello Suites by J.S. Bach! For Sophie it has been a labour of love, and a humbling and inspiring journey.

Here is a music video preview of the Prelude from Suite No.1 (recorded here in San Diego in August).

If you would like to pre-order a CD, please click here.

With appreciation for your ongoing support and listening!


Have you seen All Saints' Church YouTube channel?
Here is a new video From Palm Sunday Created by Fr. Schuneman with the help of John Gray III.

Pictures from City Fest Welcoming August 13, 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Successful Art and Music Event

A wonderful time was had by parishioners, friends of All Saints’ and neighbors at our Art & Music event last Sunday. Artists Todd Muffatti, Kathryn Dreyer, Troy and Teresa Lindemeier displayed and sold their artist creations under the courtyard trellis while BJ Robinson and friends filled the air with music from musical theater, jazz and opera.

Our thanks to the artists and musicians for giving their time and talent to this Sunday event. Picture by John Gray III. More pictures in the coming issue of our June/July newsletter.

Pictures from the Art & Music Event – May 21st

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures from Holy Week 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures from the New City Sinfonia concert last Sunday - March 19, 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Parish life

Do you enjoy using your phone to take pictures of where you are? We're looking for photos of our parish life at All Saints’: parishioners as they arrive for Mass, or after Mass as they congregate on the patio, or are in the Parish Hall enjoying fellowship during the coffee hour, or at all parish events such as upcoming All Saints’ Sunday. If you do, please email your photos to Louise Lawson at:

Presentation of our Lord Sunday - Feb 5, 2017 pictures
Fr. Tony's 37th anniversary of his ordination

Photos by John Gray III


We, at All Saints’, have a long time tradition in our prayer chain. We feel that as we pray together and pass our thoughts and prayers to God that we deepen our relationship, not only to God, but ourselves as his servants.
Please consider joining the prayer chain ministry. Through prayer we can possibly make a difference in the lives of our Parish family and friends. Contact Edith Thrumston.

Prayer: The world's greatest wireless connection.

Sunday Morning Childcare
We are excited to announce that our nursery is now being staffed through Panda's Domestic Referral Agency, which provides childcare for many churches in San Diego. All sitters are childcare professionals that have undergone a national background check and are Infant and Child CPR Certified.

Special Offering on Second Sunday's loose plate
The loose plate collection on the Second Sunday of each month goes to the service of our community through the Parish Pastoral Needs Fund. Your generous contributions help us to serve members of All Saints' in need and our less fortunate neighbors as Christ serves us. Thank you for your continued help with this vital ministry.

All Saints' Action Committee Presents:
All Saints' Reading Group
Share your love of reading with others
  • Visit our neighbors at the various St. Paul's Senior Homes
  • Opportunities to read to residents in group and individual settings
  • Approximately 30 minutes per visit
  • Scheduling based on your availability, and the and needs of St. Paul's
  • 6 month initial commitment
  • If you are interested in this exciting new way to connect with members of the community, contact: Joni Palumbo and Vanessa Brush throught the church office.

Want to be an Acolyte?
We have a pressing need for additional Acolytes in order to continue our worship in the manner to which we have all grown accustom. This is particularly true for the 10:30 Mass. If you are seeking an opportunity to serve and think that you might be interested in serving at the Altar, come by the Acolyte room before or after the service to learn what we do.

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