The Carmel Mission and San Carlos Cathedral are coming together to offer two weeks of Catholic Vacation Bible School for children ages 4-11! (Middle and High Schoolers are welcome and encouraged to join the fun as group leaders and helpers; contact Michelle Mills). During the weeks campers will learn the treasures of our faith and life in Christ as the Journey through the Music, Art, Games, Snack and Faith stations. [Read more…]
View the 2017 Holy Week and Easter Schedule, with events on Holy Thursday (4/13), Good Friday (4/14), Saturday Solemn Easter Vigil (4/15) and Easter Sunday Masses (4/16). [Read more…]
There are many events taking place in December, such as the Healing Mass on Dec 4, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Dec 8, Christmas in the Adobes on Dec 9 and 10, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec 12, Parish Penance Service on Dec 13, Las Posadas Novena Dec 16 to 25, and Las Posadas on Dec 17.
You’ll also want to read more to learn about the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God special Mass schedules.
Fr. Emil is known for writing detailed financial reports with explanations for income and expenses. One of his signatures as a pastor in his previous parishes was financial transparency and his letters would contain more than 10 pages. He would like to have the email addresses of each parishioner/family not only for financial reports but also for special and important announcements. Your email will remain confidential since emails will be sent only as blind copies.
To be included in Fr. Emil’s announcements, please complete the “Parish Registration” form. Please consider helping us in this endeavor.
San Carlos Cathedral Parish extends a warm welcome to our new pastor, Reverend Emil Robu. May your time here with us at our beloved Cathedral be blessed and graced with God’s Spirit and life.
WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!
As of 7/25/16, twenty-two structures have been lost, many families evacuated, as the Sobranes Fire continues to grow in excess of 15,000 acres with 5% containment. Please pass this plea for assistance to all individuals, businesses, corporations/foundations willing to make donations to these non-profit agencies.
COAST PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION (contact: John Handy, Co-chair, handy jc @ mindspring.com)
An account has been set up to receive and distribute charitable donations from Palo Colorado and the Big Sur area who have lost homes or have been displaced. To donate online: www.cpoabigsur.org, press donate and complete instructions via Pay Pal ; or mail a check to:
Coast Property Owners Association
PO BOX 59
Big Sur, CA 93920
CPOA is a 501c3 organization
The MID-COAST FIRE BRIGADE (Contact: Chief Cheryl Goetz, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade)
To make a donation go to: www.midcoastfirebrigade.org, Press donate to complete instructions via Pay Pal or mail a check to:
Mid-Coast Fire Brigade
Palo Colorado Road
The Mid-Coast Fire Brigade is a 501c3 organization. (EIN: 94-2593269)
Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade
PO BOX 520,Big Sur CA, 93920
Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade is 501c3 Organization (EIN: 94-2840361}
The SPCA FOR MONTEREY COUNTY (Contact: Rosanna Leighton assistant director of operations, rleighton@SPCAmc.org 831-264-5455)
To make a donation go to www.spcamc.org Press donate and complete instructions or mail a check to:
SPCA for Monterey County
PO BOX 3058
Monterey, CA 93942
Designate Soberanes Fire Relief in the memo. The SPCA would appreciate contacts for housing larger animals. The SPCA is on site at the Carmel Middle School Evacuation Center.
The AMERICAN RED CROSS, CARMEL CHAPTER is on site at the Carmel Middle School Evacuation Center. Donations can be made online at www.redcross.org follow instructions for Soberanes Fire Relief. Or checks can be sent to:
American Red Cross
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Please designate Soberanes Fire Relief in the memo line.
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MONTEREY COUNTY – (Contact 831-375-9712) Please donate online to·www.cfmco.org and follow instructions to donate or mail a check to:
The Community Foundation of Monterey County
2354 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Designate Soberanes Fire Fund in memo line.
Please join us as we celebrate Fr. Peter and his 12 years as Pastor of our beloved parish and wish him well in his new position at the Diocese!
Join us for an OPEN HOUSE
Sunday – August 14
from 2 to 4 PM in Cathedral Hall
Come celebrate the Feast Day of our founder, Saint Junipero Serra on July I, 2016 with another walking pilgrimage from San Carlos Cathedral to the Carmel Mission Basilica. We will once again gather on the steps in front of the Cathedral on Friday July 1 at 8:00 am and depart promptly at 8:30AM, stopping along the way for some time to reflect. We plan to arrive at the Carmel Mission around 11:30AM and then celebrate with a Mass in the Basilica in honor of St. Serra at Noon.
You must be able to complete a 3 hour hike over various terrains, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. You must also sign up for this pilgrimage by calling Claudia Larraza at 373-2628, ext. 33 or by emailing her by Tuesday June 28. Please provide your name, cell phone number, emergency contact name with their best possible daytime contact number.
- Must be able to walk 3 hours and approximately 5 miles of up and down terrain, both paved and unpaved, with no bathroom facilities along the way.
- You will need to have planned transportation back to San Carlos Cathedral from the Carmel Mission.
- Children under 14 need to be accompanied by a parent.
- All participants will need to sign up for this pilgrimage with their name, cell phone number, and an emergency contact name and phone number.
- Please bring a light backpack, bottled water, light snack, sunscreen, and a hat. Wear brightly colored clothes and good, comfy shoes for walking.
The Pilgrimage: We will gather in front of San Carlos Cathedral at 8:00AM for instructions and a prayer before we depart promptly at 8:30AM.
The route: From the Cathedral we will go up Iris Canyon Rd. to Barnet Segal Lane to Viejo Rd. picking up the bike path to Aguajito Rd. to a hiking trail to an open field to Carpenter Street crossing Hwy 1 at Carpenter, to Lower Trail to Valley View to Lobos to 3rd to Hatton Road catching the Serra Trail at the Flanders Mansion to Rio Road. Please be aware that Poison Oak is present in a small section along the Pilgrimage.
We will stop along the route to pray and reflect. There will be 2 water stations along the route.
A Journey’s End: Arriving at the Carmel Mission we will gather in the courtyard in front of the Basilica for a little break and a light refreshment. Then at 12:00PM we will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Basilica. At the conclusion of Mass we will find our own pre-planned transportation back to San Carlos Cathedral and bid each other adios.
If you are physically unable to walk the Pilgrimage, please consider welcoming the Pilgrims as they arrive at Carmel Mission at 11:30 and join us for Mass at 12:00PM.
Our very own Fr. Mike Russo will share his experiences during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States when Fr. Mike served as media consultant to the U.S. Bishops. Fr. Mike has many insightful, humorous, and unforgettable stories to tell. He has graciously agreed to speak to our Inquirers and Candidates who are engaged in the process of becoming Catholic. But we want the entire Parish to come too! Come and get to know the Inquirers and Candidates and spend a lively hour with Fr. Mike.
- Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
- 7pm – 8pm
- Parish Hall
Join us for several upcoming events related to the canonization of Fr. Serra. There will be a presentation on Thursday, September 17, even prayer on Monday, a special Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, concluding with a walking pilgrimage from San Carlos to the Carmel Mission on Saturday. See below for more information, and download the flyer by clicking the image to the right.
Thursday, September 17 • 7:00pm in San Carlos Cathedral Hall
A New Light On Junipero Serra: Fact and Fiction presented by
- Dr. Ruben Mendoza – Professor, Archeologist, Writer, and Photographer
- Gregory Orfalea – Author of Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra’s Dream and the Founding of California
Monday, September 21 • 7:00pm in San Carlos Cathedral
- Followed by a presentation on Fr. Serra by Tim McFadden, San Carlos Cathedral Docent
Wednesday, September 23 • 7:00pm in San Carlos Cathedral
A Mass of Thanksgiving — in honor of St. Junipero Serra’s Canonization
Saturday, September 26 • 8:00am
A Walking Pilgrimage
- from San Carlos Cathedral to the Carmel Mission Basilica (see details on back)