Friday Reflection

As I write this it August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration, when the Church commemorates when on Mount Tabor Jesus was transfigured before three of his disciples, “and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.” However, ironically enough it is also the 74th anniversary of the first use of […]

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Unity in Diversity Meeting in Modesto: August 23

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Tom Hampson to Be Ordained: Save the Date

Mark Your Calendars!November 16, 2019 God willing and the people consenting, Tom Hampson will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons at St James Cathedral, Fresno. More information to come.

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Bishop’s Statement on Gun Violence

August 5, 2019 Dear Colleagues and Sisters and Brothers of The Diocese of San Joaquin I am aware that last Sunday in some of our local Faith Communities orange was the liturgical color of choice. For those of you who may not be aware, orange is the color encouraged by the Episcopal Church expressing our […]

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Friday Reflection, August 2, 2019

From Bishop David Last Saturday, Canon Anna and I, gathered with our Sisters and Brothers of the Northern Deanery at St John the Baptist, Lodi. I will say, it was one of the more memorable deanery gatherings I have experienced over the last 5 1/2 years. One of the reasons the morning was so memorable […]

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Curious about Latino Ministry and what it looks like in San Joaquin?

Registration deadline is August 9th Join us at ECCO as we welcome The Rev. Cn. Anthony Guillen and the Hispanic/Latino Ministries Team  August 25, 6pm (dinner)-August 29, 4pm We begin each morning at 8am Topics of conversation: History of Latin America Popular Religion & Liturgical Celebrations Scrappy Church Our Lady of Guadalupe Multicultural Ministry Social Media & […]

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Saint Raphael’s Episcopal Church at ECCO

Saint Raphael’s offers Episcopal priests an opportunity to spend a free weekend at ECCO, the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst, to enjoy the beautiful mountain setting in exchange for leading worship at St Raphael’s at 10AM on Sunday. Lodging and meals will be “on the house” at ECCO, for you and your spouse, Friday and Saturday […]

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60th Annual Diocesan Convention

From: Office of the Bishop Date:   July 26, 2019 The Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of San Joaquin will be held at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (EECO) Friday, October 25 and Saturday, 26, 2019. This year our theme is: “Called to be…travelers on the road.” The Convention Arrangements Committee has […]

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CLERGY, PARISHES, AND MISSIONS

Pursuant to Article V, Section 3, of the Constitution of the Diocese of San Joaquin, I, the Secretary of Convention, hereby notify you that the Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of San Joaquin will be held at Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst on October 25-26, 2019. Please share this information with your delegates. […]

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Friday Reflection – July 19, 2019

Labor of Love at ECCO: A Reflection and an Invitation June 7 – 9 seems like a blur and so long ago with all the summer frenzy! Yet it was only a month ago when folks throughout the diocese got together at ECCO our (Episcopal Conference Center at Oakhurst), to spruce up the grounds. There were […]

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