The Friday Reflection – February 16, 2018

From The Rev. Canon Dr. Anna Carmichael This week we began the holy season of Lent by making our confession and receiving ashes. We were reminded of our mortality and that we will, eventually, return to dust. The same day that we imposed and received ashes, 17 people-students and teachers–in Florida were victims of gun […]

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From Bishop David

Sisters and Brothers of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, This is a correspondence that I am not overly eager to write, however I’m afraid not to do so would make me complicit and therefore, potentially you as well. I have every confidence you have and continue to join me in offering prayers for victims […]

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The Friday Reflection – February 9, 2018

From The Rev. Elaine Breckenridge “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” (Matthew 13:52) The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Lodi is a treasure chest of things […]

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“Carthedra Conversation” on way to SF

What a difference a day makes! In actual fact, it is the culmination of significant perseverance, prayer and prospecting. Anna began her dissertation process in 2010 and yesterday, at California Institute of Integral Studies in the Mission District in San Francisco, following her “defense,” she received an almost immediate and thoroughly resounding “yes!” Thus, The […]

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The Friday Reflection – February 2, 2018

From Bishop David Rice Last week, I gathered with colleagues at St. Paul’s, Modesto, for Northern Deanery Clericus (definition of Clericus: clergyperson, priest, cleric, clerk). Typically, clericus gatherings occur every other month in each Deanery (we have three Deaneries: Northern, Central and Southern [Deanery is a regional designation within the Diocese). These gatherings are designed […]

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From Bishop David – February 2, 2018

As a diocese, we have embarked upon the beginning of a number of potential clergy transitions. As it is in our Episcopal Tradition, clergy are sometimes called to different positions and different dioceses, moreover clergy do retire. The impetus of this brief article is to acknowledge transitions and forecast potential transitions, to give thanks to […]

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Calling Local VOAD Groups for ERD

Every one The National Office of Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is looking for information on local VOAD groups that they can work through or with to assist in local disasters. Please ask your church members if they know of a local VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster) group in your community. The Western Slope […]

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St Anne’s Pub Night – February 9 & 10, 2018

The event you have been waiting for is here! February 9 & 10 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. St. Anne’s Public House 1020 W Lincoln Road Stockton Tickets available through the office or through Eventbrite or at the door. $40 for adults; $15 for children 5-12 Click here for poster and more information

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The Friday Reflection – January 26, 2018

From The Rev. Verne L. Walter St. James’, Sonora There is a scene from Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of Christ at the end of the film. All is dark, there is no light or vague outline of anything. You are in the tomb. You hear the grinding of rock on rock and a small […]

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Requiescat in pace

The lovely and ever spunky Vivian Bartolome passed away on January 4, 2018. She was the widow of The Rev. Watson T. Bartholome, Sr. (aka Fr. Bart), and at age 95, a long-time member of the diocese. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, at: St. John’s Episcopal Church 1701 E. […]

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