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DioCal News & Events is a weekly email newsletter with diocesan news, events, and resources from the bishop’s office and upcoming calendar events from congregations and ministries. This newsletter is for the entire community of the Diocese of California. It is published on Tuesday afternoon.

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In DioBytes this week: thoughts on electronic communication, a new InFormation blog entry, bishops’ call for new conversation about gun violence, human trafficking forum from the Presiding Bishop, General Confirmation information, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center Community Open House, and more.

In DioBytes this week: St. Luke’s Hospital to stay open; Episcopal bishops sign briefs in Supreme Court in support of marriage equality; essay by Bishop Marc in the Washington Post; Evensong for Jim Forsyth and Richard Schaper on March 14; Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 26; youth ministry events; plenty of music; and more....

This week’s DioBytes features last weekend’s Happening 30; a blog entry from Bishop Marc; the upcoming diocesan confirmation retreat; Evensong and retirement celebration for Jim Forsyth and Richard Schaper; Chrism Mass and lunch; common|life: young adult retreat; Taizé events; and more.

This week’s DioBytes features a Lenten letter and a new blog entry from Bishop Marc, news about Ash Wednesday immigration rights vigils, and more.

Absalom Jones Celebration at St. Cyprian’s, San Francisco (today’s banner); Bishop Otis Charles to preside at April confirmations; Lent Madness; Lisa Thorpe (artist-in-residence at The Bishop’s Ranch) Gallery 1055 opening reception next Thursday, 2/21; confirmation retreat in March; Common|Life retreat for young adults in April; and please ask your FB friends to Like us!

Parishioners from Christ Church, Portola Valley, tour Grace Cathedral (banner); Health fair at Holy Child and St. Martin’s, Daly City; Pro/Claim curriculum for Lent now available; 17 down, 130 to go — Like DioCal on Facebook; Bishops’ bet on Super Bowl; DioCal Communications Network reconvenes; and more....

The Bishop’s Ranch Evensong on January 22 (banner); blog post from Bishop Marc; Camp Sunday is this Sunday; Lenten resources, including the new Pro/Claim Baptismal Covenant curriculum (available 2/4); Engage us online; and lots more from around the Diocese of California.

Interfaith service at Advent, SF, for the new SFJazz Center (banner); blog post; Executive Council retreat; St. Michael’s Preschool on Channel 7; Camp Sunday; new curriculum for Lent — Pro/Claim; John Philip Newell at St. Luke’s, SF; silent films at Grace Cathedral; music; and more.

Bishop Marc in Haiti; remembering Michael Tedrick; MLK Day of Service resources; upcoming Camp Sunday info; Lenten resources; Happening 30 in February; DioCal blogs....

Banner: Church of the Epiphany, San Carlos, members with Keesa the camel on their feast day; Last chance to register for Equipping the Beloved Community; a new look for DioBytes, and lots more....


Three DioCal congregations awarded Jubilee grants — Faith-based approach to federal budget: Bishop Marc writes ‘SF Chronicle’ Open Forum article — A message from Bishop Marc on Connecticut shooting — Evensong for Michael Barlowe — diocalserves blog

Banner: Altar in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) at Iglesia Santiago / St. James’, Oakland
In the News: Celebrating Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in the Mission and in Oakland; and more
From the Bishop’s Office: Church Growth Matching Fund Program launched; Evensong and reception for Michael Barlowe; and much more from Congregations and Ministries.

Banner: St. Cyprian’s, SF, Advent wreath. News: December ordinations and reception; TRUST Act. Bishop’s Office: be::community webinar this Thursday; Equipping the Beloved Community at Christ Church, Alameda; parish endowments & capital campaign workshops in January; Congregations & Ministries: Richard Rohr; EfM in Berkeley; St. Paul’s, Oakland, 100th anniversary; concerts; and more.

Banner: Help support Adopt-a-Family Bikes
DioCal members of TEC Joint CCAB; annual CIPL Energy Oscars; Ordinations this Saturday at Grace Cathedral, and lots of upcoming holiday music, events, and good cheer.

A Thanksgiving prayer from Bishop Marc; last weekend’s High School Nightwatch in Grace Cathedral (banner and article); a reflection on Diocesan Convention; DioCal Open Enrollment ends November 21 — tomorrow; Equipping the Beloved Community on Saturday, January 12; and lots more from congregations and ministries....

Banner: the Ven. Carolyn Bolton installed as archdeacon for the East Bay; 2012 Night of Light — a sold-out success; the Rev. Eric Metoyer named Associate for Congregational Ministries; Open Enrollment through November 21; resources for Advent; music; theater; and more....

Banner: Episcopal Community Services staff picnic
Hurricane Sandy news from ENS and Seamen’s Church Institute; DioCal Open Enrollment through 11/21; Episcopal Charities’ Night of Light this Sat.; Nightwatch for high schoolers next weekend; the Ven. Carolyn Bolton’s installation tomorrow at St. Paul’s, Oak.; Bilingual Pageant Workshop at Santiago/St. James’, Oakland, this Sat.; and more.

This week: Grace Cathedral glows orange (the banner); St. Aidan’s, San Francisco, and their work with disaster resilience; DioCal Open Enrollment; Gallery 1055 opening — Asylum: Portraits by Nancy Warner — this Thursday; Night of Light — Pennies from Heaven; the next Equipping the Beloved Community 2.0; and lots more from congregations and ministries.

Update on the fire at Good Shepherd, Berkeley; summary of Diocesan Convention; Bishop Marc's address; Prop 34; and the latest news from congregations in the diocese.

Get the latest news, including a new Concerts and Arts section, info on convention, and some facts and figures from The Episcopal Church.

Music for Haiti 2012 Tour wrap-up; about DioBytes submissions; be::community webinar this Thursday evening; the Big Gain for campus ministry; UTO Ingathering time; Respite Retreat for youth at St. Dot's; Episcopal Charities Night of Light event — Pennies from Heaven; and lots more from DioCal congregations and ministries.

Bishop Marc on the new Archbishop of San Francisco; Walk and Be Well with Credo; the Big Gain, and more.

DioHouse staff visit Bayview Mission; Diocesan Convention: It’s just around the corner; Bishop Marc: Reflections on 9/11; and more....