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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.

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 with prayers, a sermon, and communion. Childcare available.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist (sung), this is an elegantly formal service with pageantry, prayers, hymns, a sermon, choral music, and communion. Childcare available. Sunday School available, except during summer. 
  • 1:00 p.m.: Misa en español, this is a warm and friendly service and is in Spanish. Childcare available.
  • 5:00 p.m.: Evensong, this is an approximately 45-minute contemplative and peaceful service that includes choral music, chants, hymns, and prayers. (There is no sermon or communion). Choral evensong is a beautiful tradition (the 470-year-old choral music tradition was established around 1549), which gives respite and inspiration during our busy, modern lives. Call ahead to find out if childcare is available.

MONDAY-FRIDAY WORSHIP (in the Chapel)

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

SATURDAY WORSHIP (in the Chapel)

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

CATHEDRAL OPEN FOR PRAYER OR MEDITATION

  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except when the Cathedral is closed for holidays)

FREE TUESDAY ORGAN RECITAL (in Cathedral)

  • 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday
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.