Easter Services Set


By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent

An array of Easter celebrations are planned by the churches of Laguna Beach this weekend. Also listed are non-religious events associated with the holiday.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 1042 Temple Terrace:

Friday, March 25: Solemn Liturgy, 1 and 7 p.m., the latter in Spanish; school chapel, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 26: Easter vigil, 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 27: Easter masses, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish.


Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.:

The Easter Sunday service will include instrumental music and choirs. Nursery care and Sunday school are provided. The two later services will give middle school and high school children the chance to participate in a “walking with Jesus” Easter program.

Friday, March 25: Good Friday worship service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 27: Easter worship services, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.


St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave.:

Rev. Dr. Robert Honeychurch leads the services. The church invites the public to attend any service regardless of their affiliation. Valet parking will be available for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services.

Friday, March 25: Stations of the cross service, 12 p.m.; Tenebrae, a service of shadows, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 27: Easter vigil, 5:30 a.m., celebration of the resurrection, 10:30 a.m.


Little Church by the Sea, 468 Legion St.:

Friday’s service will be held in the church sanctuary. Sunday’s sunrise service will be held at the end of the fire road at Moulton Meadows Park. Pastor Jay Grant will be preaching at the sunrise service, while Pastor Jeff Tacklind will conduct the other three services.

Friday, March 25: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 27: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Easter services, 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.


St. Francis by the Sea, 430 Park Ave.:

Friday’s way of the cross service will be presented by Rev. Jack Kearney and will include film and music. Sunday’s services will be led by Bishop Brian Delvaux.

Friday, March 25: Good Friday, way of the cross, 12 p.m.

Sunday, March 27: Easter Sunday mass, 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.


Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr.:

Rev. Mandy Flemming leads services, which will include scripture from Luke and John.

The church hosts a 10 a.m. egg hunt Friday, March 25, at Lang Park.

Friday, March 25: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 27: Sunrise service, 6 a.m., Main Beach; Easter service, 10 a.m.


Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr.:

Both Sunday sermons will be led by Pastor BJ Beu, his last from this pulpit. Following the Easter Sunday service, a reception will be held at Bridge Hall in his honor and will include an Easter egg hunt for the children. The Easter sunrise service will take place at the trailhead of Alta Laguna Park.

Sunday, March 27: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m.; Easter Sunday service, 10 a.m.


Egg Hunts for Youngsters

A previous year's hunt.
A previous year’s hunt.

American Legion’s annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 27, on the Laguna Beach High School baseball field. Children 9 and younger are welcome to scramble for more than 1,000 colored eggs and candy. Attendee’s are encouraged to arrive at 12:30 p.m. for a photo with the Easter bunny.

Laguna Beach Parents Club also hosts a private egg hunt for club members on Easter weekend, along with music and facepainting. More info: lagunabeachparents.com.

The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s Sandcastle Kid’s Club hosts Easter day activities for children 5 -12, including four egg hunts and photo opportunities.


George Gore Browne is a journalism student and Laguna Beach Independent intern.



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