Christmas Traditions

Caroling at Carlsbad By The Sea

Caroling at Carlsbad By The Sea
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Traditions of Christmas


In western churches the four Sundays prior to Christmas were called Advent, coming from the Latin verb advenire, meaning, “to come towards.”

Prior to December 25th, the church was in a period of penance, preparation, …

Celebrating 85 Years of Fruitcake Tradition



2015 marks the 85th year of the holiday fruitcake tradition at St. Michael’s. There are no fruitcakes anywhere quite like these!

The history of fruitcakes at St. Michael’s started with the women of the parish, dating back to the …