Friday Reflection: November 8, 2019

By Deacon Carolyn Woodall November is, for me, a mixed month. Most of us look forward to Thanksgiving – time with families, friends, and to honor the sacrifice made by the turkey in the oven. But November is also a time for mourning. November 20th is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a […]

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Remembering the Victims of the Paradise Fire

All parishes and individuals are encouraged to observe a period of silence in remembrance of all those who died in the Camp Fire in Paradise a year ago. November 8 (TODAY) 11:08 am: 86 seconds of silence on the anniversary of the Camp Fire in Paradise California, remembering the 86 victims who died in the fire.

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Jeffrey Clawson to Lead Advent Clergy Conference

Jeffrey was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in January, 2009, after he completed a Master of Divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Jeffrey also holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling. As a public educator for more than twenty years, Jeffrey taught at the elementary level […]

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DACA and Dreamers: Episcopal call to prayer

Episcopal call to prayer throughout California for DREAMERS and the DACA program upon the occasion of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Tues, Nov 12, 2019. Click here for the prayers, the “Call to Prayer”, and information on the Supreme Court DACA hearing in November. Click Here for More Information in Spanish Click Here for […]

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Tom Hampson’s Ordination: Choir Members Needed

Tom Hampson’s OrdinationNovember 16th at 11 amSt. James Cathedral, FresnoPlease plan to join us for this special day in the life of the Diocese!    CALLING ALL VOICES: CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED We are inviting anyone to join the choir for this important service. The choir for the ordination service will rehearse at 9:30 am on Saturday […]

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Friday Reflection: November 2, 2019

One of the measures I have come to employ concerning the enjoyment, efficacy and empowerment of an Annual Convention is the increased number of dancers on a Friday night.  I am pleased to announce for those of you who were unable to attend AC #60, there was a substantial increase of dancers on the floor […]

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Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween from the Diocese and Cathedral Staff!

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Friday Reflection – October 25, 2019

This weekend we will celebrate the 60th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin! This convention is not just for those who attend, rather, it is the work of the entire diocese. Each of you reading this is being welcomed into this convention weekend, whether in body, mind, or spirit, to seek where […]

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Día de los Muertos Celebration at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 226 17th Street Bakersfield CA Saturday November 2 4:00 -7:00 pm all are welcome Mass at 6:00 pm Bring your family photos for the ofrenda. Free entrance to the genreal public Food for purchase by Mama Yoli’s kitchen

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Friday Reflection, October 18, 2019

The theme for our 2019 Diocesan Convention is “Called to be…travelers on the road” and I’ve been thinking a lot about my travels along the road this year so far. As you may remember, I spent most of 2018 assisting the Cathedral during their time of transition in preparation for calling a new Dean, so […]

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