Posts by Pamela Smith

Want to become Catholic?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process which prepares adults to be fully initiated members of the community by receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Contact Deacon Peter or Katie Hodsdon to learn more about this wonderful experience of formation and transformation.

Peace and justice is possible

Pax Christi USA, which means Peace in Christ, is a national Catholic peace and justice movement. Its purpose is to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform […]

Serve the homeless at Community Resource Center

We need volunteers to staff the Encinitas Community Resource Center Food Pantry each Friday. We stock the pantry shelves, sort the fresh food, and service the clients who come in for food. Click here to sign up for a two hour shift. Donations of canned tuna, canned chicken, canned salmon, cooking oil, shampoo, soap, instant […]

The Holy Spirit is a game changer.

This Sunday, May 24, is Pentecost Sunday (also known as the birthday of the Church). The central person of Pentecost is the Holy Spirit, who makes a difference in our lives by giving us supernatural power. P.S.  The Holy Spirit will be making a difference at St. James-St. Leo, as we celebrate the Sacrament of […]

Celebrate Pentecost, birthday of the Church

The Solemnity of Pentecost – celebrated this year on May 24 – is the birthday of the Church. Like our earthly birthday parties, there are gifts.  But this party comes with something else: a mission for all of us. PS This year, our celebration of Pentecost at St. James-St. Leo is special, as over 80 […]