Today: Back to School Beach Party, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.—Youth and friends entering grade six and up are invited! Come to youth group at noon and walk down together at 1:30, or just meet us at Carmel Beach near Tenth Street. Upcoming youth events include an overnight “Boardwalk Beach Blitz” in Santa Cruz, September 20–21, and the diocesan camping trip in Big Sur, September 27–29.

Tuesday: Santa Lucia work day, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for weed whacking, clearing brush and fallen limbs, spraying poison oak, and more. We’ll have lunch from noon to 1:00; you can come for all or part of the day. If you can’t work you may want to bring food or donate money to provide lunch. RSVP to Mother Cynthia at 520-260-5158 or

Wednesday: Bible study from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Grant Hall.

Healthy Saints Hikes—Saturday, September 7, at Elkhorn Slough we’ll enjoy easy hiking from 9:30 to 1:00 along a variety of trails. There is an admission fee of $4; no dogs are allowed. Carpools will leave from both Santa Lucia Mission (8:30) and All Saints’ (9:00). The following hike will be on Tuesday, September 24, from 9:00 to noon at Andrew Molera State Beach. Contact Mother Cynthia at if you plan to attend either of these hikes.

Volunteers to “Raise the Barn”—Beginning September 16–20 and continuing for several weeks, we will build a multipurpose shed at Santa Lucia Mission, Big Sur. Helpers are needed to do carpentry and to donate, prepare, and/or serve lunch and snacks. Please contact Mother Cynthia (520-260-5158 or if you can help support the Big Sur ministry in this way.

Festival of Christian Spirituality: Special Offer for All Saints’—We encourage you to participate in the festival, September 27–29, at the reasonable rate of $175. However, you may also make a minimum donation of $35 (to defray costs for your snacks, facilitators’ meals, advertising, etc.), and participate in all of the sessions while providing your own meals. Complete either the regular or the special parishioner registration form at the back of the church or in the office.

Ministry of hospitality—You’re invited to open your home to a participant at the September 27–29 Festival of Christian Spirituality. All meals will be provided at the festival. If you would like to participate in this ministry, contact Father Rick or the parish office.

Sunday handout deadline—To be included in next Sunday’s handout, your announcement must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Andrea Matters at or 624-3090.