Las Posadas began on December 14 and continues through on Sunday, December 22. The event on the 22nd will take place at St. Michael’s after the 1:00 pm Misa and will include the traditional procession as well as food, music and piñatas and possibly Santa! All are welcome.
All are invited to the Nativity Hall next Sunday, December 1, following the 11:00 am service for a conversation about walking the Camino de Santiago. The Camino is a network of pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. Many follow … Continue reading Camino de Santiago discussion
On Sunday, November 3, we'll continue with several traditions, both old and new. To the left of the Chancel, you'll find the Book of Remembrance. Starting Sunday, October 20, please write in the names of loved ones who have died, and put an asterisk next to those who passed since last All Saints. Those names … Continue reading Feast of All Saints
Blessing of the Animals, October 2018 All are invited to come with their pets (real, virtual or a stuffed animal) to a St. Francis/Blessing of the Animals event hosted by Team L.I.F.E. on Saturday, October 5, at 11:00 am in the courtyard (weather permitting; otherwise in the Nativity Hall). There will be a pet talent … Continue reading Blessing of the Animals
In the spring, the ministry leaders and staff of St. Michael's offered an opportunity to learn more about some of the many ministries here. On Sunday, September 22, mostly different ministries will be represented by parishioners who will share with you—not recruit you—why they joined their ministry and the impact that it's had on their … Continue reading Fall Ministries Fair
Confirmations at the Bishop's Visit, June 2019 The 1:00 pm Spanish-language Misa, or Mass with Eucharist, began at St. Michael’s 25 years ago, originally organized and supported by Fr. John Scannell and Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence. In the ensuing years, a strong community has developed and is now flourishing with Padre Beto Arciniega at the helm. … Continue reading Celebrating 25 years of the Misa
On my second Sunday back at St. Michael’s, I led a Forum about my sabbatical, and someone asked me if I had any surprising insights while I was traveling. Great question! I told this story: San Damiano cross While I was in Italy, I went to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. I wanted especially … Continue reading A Reflection from James’ Sabbatical
The collection of school supplies over the past month and the packing party last Sunday were both highly successful!
The family of George Smith, for whom services were held on Saturday, has asked that the Eulogy given by his daughters, Cynthia Smith and Alyssa Phelps, be posted on our website. There were many requests for the text to this war;m and funny portrait of their father and we are happy to post it here. … Continue reading Eulogy for George Ivan Smith
Many of you may have noticed the caution tape around the porch of St. Michael’s or the charred boards sitting to the sides. Around 1:00 am on the morning of July 20, a police officer driving by noticed a small fire on the porch and called the fire department. The fire was quickly extinguished, but … Continue reading St. Michael’s House porch fire