August 2020 Update

St. Michael’s is gathering again for in-person outdoor worship. The celebration begins with mass at 9am this Sunday, August 2nd. Please dress for the weather! Seating and shade tents will be available. You are welcome to bring your own chair.

For the health and well-being of the parish community:

  • Please stay home if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19, or have been in recent contact with someone with these symptoms.
  • Wear a facial covering.
  • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another.
  • Refrain from shaking hands or engaging in any unnecessary physical contact.
  • Remain in your seat during communion and the priest will bring the Sacrament to you.
An online screening form has been created for each person to fill out prior to worship. If you forget or are unable to do so, a hardcopy will be available at church. It is very important that each one of us fill out this form every time we attend church!

Daily services will also begin again starting this Sunday (Morning and Evening Prayer at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm respectively. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 12 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 5:30 pm Saturday evening). We will worship in the open air narthex of the church.

Other Sunday Offerings

“Blog Mass”

St. Michael’s continues to bring you a virtual “blog mass” complete with a video recording of the sermon. This liturgy is designed for home devotions, and it’s super easy! First, take a moment to quiet your heart and prepare for worship. Then simply begin at the beginning! Click on the videos to watch the sermon and hymns.

Sunday School Zoom Meeting

Join Children’s Minister Becky Diaz for the weekly Sunday School Zoom Meeting at 10:00am. Kids will love the music, Bible stories, and virtual fellowship with the children of St. Michael’s by-the-Sea. To receive the Zoom Meeting invitation, email

Town Hall Zoom Meeting

Join Fr. Doran, Fr. Chris, and the parish for online conversation and updates on what is happening at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea! To receive the Zoom Meeting invitation, email

The Town Hall Meeting starts at 10:30am and is currently hosting a group study of The Bible & Theology in Color by The Rev. Esau McCaulley, PhD. Watch video from this free Nashotah House course and live discussion with a group of panelists.


Evening prayer soaked in jazz on the church lawn. Featuring Carlsbad’s Dene Davidson Quartet. Prepare by bringing a mask and a chair or a blanket and by submitting your COVID sign-in. More information here.