Praying with the Psalms

I have been studying the Psalms over the last several months and have found them to be great sources of joy and comfort, as they explore the heights and depths of human emotion and model how to turn toward God …

The Love of the Father

 

Life – it can be a challenge at times! In this earthly journey we walk through the full spectrum of ups and downs, joys and disappointments. Life is fluid, ever-changing, and unpredictable. It can take unexpected turns and open …

The Holy Eucharist

When I was growing up in Carlsbad in the 50’s (yes, I’m that old), St. Michael’s was located three blocks south, where the 7-Eleven ​m​ini-mall is now. ​You may have ​seen photos of what it looked like back then​: ​surrounded …

Experiencing the Eucharist

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke give us a glimpse into what it was like during the Last Supper, where the Holy Eucharist was first celebrated. It is one of ​only ​two moments in Scripture where Jesus models a …

The Eucharist Outside Church Buildings

​As the Assistant for Pastoral Care,​ I would like to ​build ​aware​ness ​of an unnoticed but important ministry here at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea. This ministry is aimed at reaching out to members of our Church ​family ​who cannot attend ​Mass​ …