Around the Diocese

March 8, 2016
The weekend of March 4 through March 6 was the 33rd annual DioCal “Happening” retreat for high schoolers. This year it was graciously hosted by St. Stephen’s,...
March 8, 2016
Part I: Wine and Christianity“He took the cup of wine, blessed it, gave it to his disciples and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which has been shed for many...
March 1, 2016
On Thursday, February 25, the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, community gathered to celebrate and honor the work of Sojourn Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital....
February 29, 2016
On February 26, 2015, Amilcar Perez-Lopez was shot six times to the back by SFPD in the Mission district of San Francisco. On Friday, February 26, a crowd of neighbors, the...
February 9, 2016
Further to last week’s reflection, I did take part with thousands of others in last Wednesday’s protest of the excesses surrounding the Super Bowl — the thousand private...
February 9, 2016
“It was an amazing experience… I feel transformed,” was the response of one of the more than 200 people who crowded the conference and meeting spaces of Grace Cathedral, San...
February 2, 2016
Tom Poynor, the Episcopal chaplain at UC Berkeley, was recently awarded a grant from the Lilly Endowment for the campus ministry at UC Berkeley. The grant, totaling $...
January 20, 2016
On Thursday, January 14, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus installed the Rev. Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith as the Canon for Discipleship in the Episcopal Diocese of...
January 20, 2016
People of a great variety faiths came together this past weekend to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to call for continued change. On Friday...
January 12, 2016
On Thursday, January 7, the San Francisco Interfaith Council hosted an interfaith prayer service for Edwin M. Lee, on the eve of the inauguration of his second elected...
December 22, 2015
Living a Christian life can be incredibly challenging. In today’s world, the average person has seemingly unlimited philosophical, spiritual, and ethical options for how to...
December 8, 2015
On Wednesday, December 2, around 40 people gathered in the chapel of St. James, Fremont, for the weekly midday Eucharist — this gathering specially to celebrate the work of...
November 25, 2015
If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one is honored all rejoice together. 1 Corinthians 12:26My dear sisters and brothers in the Diocese of California, as...
November 23, 2015
Episcopal Charities’ Night of Light gala was a resounding success! A crowd of over 250 gathered at San Francisco’s City Hall on November 14 under the beautiful Rotunda for...
November 17, 2015
 On Saturday, November 14, members of the congregation of Holy Child and St. Martin invited the Daly City community to join them in the groundbreaking for their...
November 10, 2015
Typically hosted close to All Saints Day at an East Bay location, Beloved Community Confirmation is a creative, musical, and multilingual liturgical service of general...
November 10, 2015
St. Dorothy’s Rest was recently awarded a $50,000 grant to accelerate the restoration and land management program on the property of St. Dorothy’s Rest in Sonoma County by...
November 10, 2015
The City of Oakland awarded St. James / Santiago, Oakland, Food Pantry an expanded food distribution program to serve the wider community of Council District 2. The...

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