For All the Saints – October 2012

“For All The Saints” — October 2012

Special Liturgies and Events


Blessed to be a Blessing

Stewardship Appeal for 2013

Kick-Off at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses

The Feast of SS. Francis and Clare

Sunday, 7 October

  • Sermon at the 10 a.m. Mass by John Prescott, Senior Warden and Third Order Franciscan
  • Both Masses will be followed by the Blessing of Animals in the Parish Garden in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Please see the special Stewardship letter by Jean McMaster for more information about the annual Pledge Drive which will conclude on All Saints’ Sunday, 4 November.  Please be generous in your support of our worship and ministry at All Saints’.

Groundwork Returns

“Some of the Saints at All Saints’”

Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., 10, 17, 24 October, and 7 & 14 November

Presentations by Parish clergy and educators on some of the saints portrayed in the stained glass windows in the church: Francis of Assisi; Martha; Stephen, Deacon and Martyr; Michael the Archangel; and Cecilia.

If you can come early: Mass at 6 p.m., with lessons appointed for the featured saints;bag supper at 6:30.


Convention of the Diocese of California

at Grace Cathedral

Friday, 19 October, from 4-8 p.m.,

and Saturday, 22 October from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Parish representatives and clergy will attend the 163rd Convention of the Diocese of California. 
  • For more information about the convention visit

Coming up in November:

All Saints’ Name Day Celebration

  • All Saints’ Day, Thursday, 1 November: Low Mass with Hymns at 6 p.m.
  • All Souls’ Day, Friday, 2 November, Low Mass with Hymns at 6 p.m.
  • All Saints’ Sunday, 4 November, regular schedule of Sunday Masses

With the Ingathering of the Pledge Drive for 2013, sermon by Brother Simon of the Society of St. Francis at the 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a pot luck picnic at 11:30 and an organ concert by William A. Visscher, Minister of Music at All Saints’, from 1-2 p.m.

 More information to follow in the November calendar.

Weekly Events

  •  Sunday Masses at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Choir Rehearsal Sundays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
  • “Godly Play” Children’s Program As announced
  •  Office Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  •  Rector’s Day Off Friday
  •  Weekday Masses Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Lady Chapel; with Evening Prayer on Fridays.
  •  Neighborhood Brunch Program  Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall,  Sponsored by the Haight Community Services Committee

Monthly Events 

  • Vestry Meeting Monday, 8 October at 7 p.m.
  •  Building & Grounds Committee Tuesday, 23 October at 7 p.m.
  •  Eldercare Ministry Sunday, 28 October at 2 p.m. at the Grove Street Extended Care & Living Home
All Saints’ Episcopal Church

1350 Waller Street

San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone 415.621.1862
Facsimile 415.624.7008



All Saints’ mission statement

All Saints’ is a progressive Episcopal church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.  In the name of Jesus, we strive to build a spiritual home rich in worship, parish life, and community service in gratitude for the fullness of God’s love.  Please join us in our prayer and work:

Sustain us, O God, in your Holy Spirit.  Give us an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.  Amen.



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