In a show of solidarity with immigrants, pilgrims from the dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego traveled to the U.S. – Mexico border on March 25, led by Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce of Los Angeles and Bishop James Mathes of San Diego. The group started in Los Angeles, and traveled by car to Messiah Parish, Santa Ana; St. John’s, Chula Vista; and Friendship Park, San Diego, praying Stations of the Cross in Spanish and English at each stop. They then walked to the border wall, where they celebrated Eucharist as clergy from the Anglican Church of Mexico celebrated on the other side of the border wall. Television coverage of the event is available in English here and in Spanish here and here.
It is no secret that we are becoming more desensitized to advertising. These days we automatically tune out most of the ads we see–digital ads get lost in social media noise, and flyers get tossed into the junk mail pile or the trash. So, how do we tell people about the fantastic events at our […]
Most everyone in the San Diego area knows the Marine Corps motto: “Semper Fi,” always faithful. Some know the Coast Guard motto: “Semper Paratus,” always prepared. From my experience as a deacon, I suggest that the motto for the diaconate should be: “Semper Gumbi,” always flexible. What I thought I would do as a deacon […]
Though the subtitle is tongue in cheek, one of the concepts we learn in Cursillo to help maintain our spiritual life in Christ is summed up in those three words: Piety, Study, and Action. The simple activity of reading the Bible daily to another person has strengthened me in those three disciplines. It has impacted […]