Tag Archives: St. Mary’s – Pacific Grove

Paddy Keenan

Celtic Concert on October 6 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

Paddy Keenan
Paddy Keenan

St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea is proud to present Paddy Keenan in concert with guitarist Richard Mandel on October 6.

Come enjoy a lively afternoon of traditional Irish tunes with the legendary piper of Bothy Band fame!

Tickets are available on line at brownpapertickets.com, or at the door, adults $15.00, kids 12 and under, $8.  For more information, call Jackie at 831-224-3819, or e-mail fiddlejamjp@gmail.com.

Food and libations will be available, with proceeds benefitting St. Mary’s community food pantry.

Celebrating his first album release in over a dozen years, Paddy Keenan makes a long awaited visit to the Monterey Peninsula. As Irish music critic John O’Regan observed, “In Irish music there are legends and then there’s Paddy Keenan.” Bursting on the Irish traditional music scene as the turbo engine propelling The Bothy Band, Keenan is widely regarded as the most accomplished & exciting uilleann piper today. His wild & unfettered ‘open’ style, has led his fellow Bothy Band member, Donal Lunny, to call Paddy ‘the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes.’ A recipient of the prestigious ‘Musician of the Year’ award from TG4, the Irish language TV station, Paddy is equally adept on the low whistle & can let it rip on a rollicking reel, while in the next breath, he is sublimely soulful in a haunting slow air. Performing with acclaimed Bay Area guitarist Richard Mandel, hearing this traditional master in a friendly, intimate setting will be a treat not to be missed.

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Story Road Concert on September 14 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

20130913 Story Road
Following up on the success of their Spring 2013 tour, acclaimed traditional Celtic musicians Colleen Raney, Johnny B. Connolly, Stuart Mason and John Weed team up for another West Coast tour, again performing as the new Celtic quartet Story Road. From the Pacific Northwest down to the Central Coast of California, Story Road brings a lively brew of Irish, Scottish, American and original music that ranges from delicate to hard-driving, with a few surprises in the mix. On Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 pm, Story Road will be performing at St. Mary’s!
The cost is $18 advance or $20 at the door (children under 13, $5 advance or $10
at the door). To purchase tickets in advance, visit: www.brownpapertickets.com.

Our Little Roses

St. Mary’s Celebrates Our Little Roses on Pentecost

Our Little Roses

What an energetic Pentecost! We did it…raised $5,000 to allow for a new sports area and to reinforce a wall for the girls of Our Little Roses in Honduras. Muchas gracias Kirsten for your leadership and passion and  to St. Mary’s Youth Group for your hard work and organization.  The red bricked wall, created by the Youth Group, represents $5,000 in gifts. A Baleada lunch, traditional in Honduras, musical entertainment and my favorite popsicles, capped a delightful day. OLR, we hope to be with you in 2014!


56th Annual Antiques and Collectibles Show & Sale at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove on July 12-14, 2013

Fri, Sat: 10:00am–5pm
Sun: 11:00am–4:00pm

Many antiques and vintage collectibles vendors and a silent auction! An $8.00 donation is good for all 3 days. Snack bar open daily: beverages, sandwiches and desserts. Lunch served daily from 11:30am–1:30pm for $10.00

For more information, click here.


Mega-Stash Yarn Sale on June 8, 2013 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

On Saturday, June 8th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm St. Mary’s is having a one-day temporary yarn store mega-stash sale! An incredible amount of yarn as well as books, kits, magazines, buttons, needles and finished sweaters too! Sold as lots of 8-12 skeins; many in original packaging! Mostly $2 a skein/ball. This amazing one-day only sale is not to be missed!

Yarn featured includes Rowan (14 types), Peer Gynt, Falcon, Jamiesons, Alice Starmore, Jaeger, Takhi, Annie Blatt, Bernat, Pingouin, Jo Sharp, Panda, Fleischers, Sofil, New Zealand Aran, and many others!

For more information call 831-373-4441 or click here.


Honduran Lunch to Benefit “Our Little Roses,” May 19 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

IMG_5592A traditional Honduran Lunch with “baleadas” will follow the 10 o’clock service. Lunch is $10 per person or $25 per family with children five and under free. All proceeds will go towards the health, education and safety of the girls growing up at Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to extend the protective fencing to encompass the full property thereby expanding the area for outdoor activities such as soccer.

So we can gage the amount of food needed, please let us know if you are coming by emailing Kirsten Matsumoto – yoyomatsumoto@yahoo.com or Celeste Ventura – cavcv@sbcglobal.net or call the parish office at 831-373-4441.

At least one person at St. Mary’s is dreaming of a soccer match someday between the girls of Our Little Roses and the kids involved with Peace, Power and Youth through the All Saints Community in the greater Watsonville area.

For more information and a map of the event location, click here.


Sing-Along Concert, May 25 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

Bring your family and friends on Saturday, May 25th from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for a “Sing-Along: Songs of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s” at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 146 12th Street in Pacific Grove! Songs include music by Irving Berlin (“God Bless America”), Rodgers and Hart (“My Funny Valentine”), Cole Porter (“Night and Day”), Rodgers and Hammerstein (“Oklahoma”), and George and Ira Gershwin (“I Got Rhythm”), and more! This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Donations to St. Mary’s Christian Social Concerns Program are encouraged and are tax-deductible. For more information, click here.

Book Sale
The Spring Book Sale will be held on Saturday April 13 from 9:00am-2:00pm at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, located at 12th & Central Avenues in Pacific Grove.

Hundreds of Great Books: histories, mysteries, science, nature, art, finance, spiritual, political, medical, gardening; lots of new quality cook books, children’s books, and more!
Hardcovers, paperbacks, some brand new!
As well as DVD’s, Videos, CD’s, cassettes and many miscellaneous oddities.
Fill a grocery bag after 1:00pm for only $6.00!

Proceeds fund St. Mary’s many ministries.


Litha in Concert, April 17 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

Litha, one of Europe’s top Celtic acts, consist of two duos: two from Scotland’s premier band Old Blind Dogs paired with two members of the Irish band, Cara. This will be an event not to miss…Litha’s debut album, “Dancing of the Light” has received overwhelming critical acclaim since its debut at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival in 2012.
Tickets available online, www.brownpapertickets.com, $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12. For more information, call (831) 224-2819. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase, plus a portion of the ticket price to benefit St. Mary’s outreach to the homeless and its food pantry.
Click here for more information.