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Worship and Prayer Schedule

Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, we invite your full participation in our worship life here at St. Paul's.

Sunday morning worship at St. Paul's centers around the celebration of the Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or the Mass. In addition, we offer choral Evensongs on Sunday evenings throughout the year. And all are welcome to join us by for free organ recitals Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. 

For many of us, personal prayer during the week is unstructured and haphazard. The daily office -- or morning, noon and evening prayer -- is an opportunity to add structure in our prayer life as well as to unite with other Anglicans throughout the world in common prayer and thanksgiving. The Cathedral holds morning prayer each day Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. Evening prayer is held Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm in the chapel. All are welcome. (Prayer services are subject to leadership availability.)

You are also invited to stop by during the week for a quiet place to yourself in the Cathedral. Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our Weekly worship and prayer schedule is:

SUNDAY WORSHIP (in the Cathedral)

  • 8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist (spoken), this is a simple and contemplative service
  • 10:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist (sung), this is an elegantly formal service with choral music
  • 1:00 p.m.: Misa en español, this is a warm and friendly service and is in Spanish
  • 5:00 p.m.: Evensong, this is a contemplative service that features our choirs

SATURDAY WORSHIP (in the Chapel)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Morning prayer
  • 5 p.m.: Holy Eucharist

MONDAY-FRIDAY WORSHIP (in the Chapel)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Morning prayer
  • 12 noon: Holy Eucharist
  • 5 p.m.: Evening prayer

ORGAN RECITAL (in Cathedral)

  • 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday

CATHEDRAL OPEN

  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except when the Cathedral is closed for holidays)
In addition to our traditional worship and prayer services, the Cathedral offers a number of devotional opportunities such as the Labyrinth, Centering Prayer and others.
 

Labyrinth

Walking meditation, or walking the labyrinth, is offered each month in the Great Hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to enter the labyrinth, and find their way to the center of this deep spiritual peace, in St. Paul's labyrinth based on the design of the labyrinth at Chartres, Frances. (This is Contemplative prayer, or prayer without words, which is a deep part of the Christian tradition.) For more information, contact Melanie Ekberg at melanie.ekberg@gmail.com.

Centering Prayer

Two Centering Prayer Groups gather each week to share the silence and feel God’s presence. (This is Contemplative prayer, or prayer without words, which is a deep part of the Christian tradition.):

  • The Thursday Prayer Group meets from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the St. Paul’s Manor Chapel at 2635 2nd Avenue.
  • The Monday Prayer Group meets from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Parlor under the Great Hall.

The Thursday group was formed by Canon Lee Teed 19 years ago, and the Monday group began ten years ago. Both prayer groups are ecumenical and attend an annual four day silent prayer retreat in June at Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside.The Holy Spirit is truly present with these prayer groups as we deepen our faith by sharing this ancient form of prayer by the Desert Fathers. We follow the teachings of Father Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, and Henri Nouwen, and offer a safe place to share our relationship with God.The St. Paul’s Centering Prayer Groups are listed in the newsletter of Contemplative Outreach of San Diego. COSD offers Centering Prayer workshops, follow-up sessions, retreats and other contemplative events. All are welcome who have a hunger to “rest” silently in God’s presence, and are drawn to integrate your body, mind, and spirit into the silence. In our personal practice, we strive to meditate twice daily.“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10. For more information, contact Lucinda Parsons, at lulu2parsons@gmail.com.