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…]
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)
Dear Friends in Christ,
Earlier this summer, you read in a previous bulletin letter about plans for our parish to begin an additional Spanish/English weekend mass. As pastor realizing this need, this has been a part of my vision for this parish for years, and was confirmed through the parish planning pro- cess culminating with our Parish Summit in January 2013. This new, additional mass will be offered at 6pm on Saturdays.
San Carlos Cathedral Parish prides itself on being a welcoming family of faith. While we share hospitality with those who come to our parish, we must also look around to see which Catholics are not participating, and ask ourselves what may be keeping them away. Pope Francis would refer to this disposition of concern as the “New Evangelization.”
Just within our Religious Education program at least half of the chil- dren’s parent are primarily Spanish speaking. They often strive to do the best they can to utilize their limited English skills. They earnestly desire to have their families grow in faith by participating in parish life. Hopefully this additional mass with be a sign of welcome and a better opportunity for members of our parish to comprehend the mass and allow them to be better integrated into our parish family.
With the help of Fr Ommar Solis’ talents, our hope is to begin this new worship opportunity on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Please keep this endeavor in your prayers and help us spread the news of this new option for worship.
The Church, Christ’s Mystical Body, has many parts! Within its diver- sity comes much beauty. For over 200 years this parish has welcomed and ministered to people of a number of different cultures and lan- guages. May our parish keep growing in its hospitality and ministries to better reflect the universality of God’s family; many peoples, many cultures, many languages, yet all one in our Lord Jesus Christ!
Fr Peter Crivello
All around us, we see mixed messages and mass confusion about what it means to have been created male and female. We need to inform ourselves intellectually and spiritually, and this timely two day event will do both! This statewide conference, held Aug. 21-22, 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, will be of interest to all who strive to fulfill God’s design in their lives and relationships, and those who minister to them: Catholic school and CCD teachers, Clergy, Parish staff and ministry teams (marriage prep, RCIA leaders and sponsors, youth ministers and team leaders, adult catechesis), Natural Family Planning users, teachers, and promoters, Respect Life advocates and yes—singles, engaged and married couples, and young adults!
When: Aug. 21-22, 2015
Where: St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
For more info: www.canfp.org