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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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This week’s banner and story: Deacon’s Day 2014 | News and announcements: Dean Jane Shaw leaving Grace Cathedral | Clergy visit the border crisis | DioCal Intern Grace Aheron reports on EYE | In Memoriam: the Rev. Don Fisher | August 23 Equipping the Beloved Community | Community building for gun violence prevention: Night Walks and Stand In | and more.

This week in DioBytes: DioCal celebrates 40 years of women’s ordained ministry | a shout out to St. Dorothy’s Rest | Church of England says ‘yes’ to women as bishops | Bishop Marc responds to crisis of unaccompanied minors | Roundtable on Socially Responsible Investing | Equipping the Beloved Community registration open | Clergy Retreat registration open | much more

The week’s DioBytes: Pride Mass in the Castro | Pride weekend locations announced | Prayers for the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves | El Buen Samaritano | Equipping the Beloved Community in August at Trinity, Menlo Park | Save the dates for Clergy Retreat | Global mission survey | Night Walks and more.

This week in DioBytes: Two UTO grants for DioCal | Living in the shadow of oil: Refinery Healing Walks | Put families first: St. John the Evangelist’s vicar, the Rev. Richard Smith, in Washington, DC | Coffee with clergy at the State Capitol | Legacy Planning Seminar presented by The Bishop’s Society | Call for convention resolutions | much more

This week in DioBytes: common|life young adult retreat at The Bishop’s Ranch | upcoming Pride Celebration | In Memoria — the Rev. Cal Rutherford and the Rev. Marylou McClure Taylor | DioCal Nomination are open | Ordinations this Saturday at Grace Cathedral | Night Walks this week in Oakland | Refinery Corridor Healing Walk this Saturday | and lots more from DioCal congregations and ministries.

DioBytes banner: Spring Ingathering of the United Thank Offering at St. Francis’, San Francisco | Inside DioBytes: A new blog post from Abundance Community | NightSong tomorrow evening at Grace Cathedral | TENS conference — Walking the Way | ECS’s SummerTini this Friday | Community building for gun violence prevention — Night Walks and Stand In | and more.

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc offers Memorial Day invocation | nominations open | Liza Colton memorial service | Feeding the hungry after ordinations | Sacred Cocktails welcomes early leaders of Castro reconciliation center between Church and LGBT community | a message from the Task Force for Action Against Gun Violence about the Santa Barbara tragedy | much more

This week in DioBytes: Meet the 2015 General Convention deputation | Vicars’ Retreat | DioCal Voices blog posts from Oasis and Employee Wellness | In Memoriam: Liza Colton | Last class from Bishop Marc on Evolutionary Ecology — 5/21 | TENS conference in June | new DioBytes sections: Instruments of Peace and A Changing Climate | and lots more from DioCal congregations and ministries.

This week’s DioBytes: Report on Eco-confirmation and Woods to Waves at St. Dot’s | DioCal global companionship meeting | ENS and ERD on South Sudan | Tomorrow: the third in the four-part series of ecology / theology classes with Bishop Marc | Last chance to register for Equipping the Beloved Community | New DioBytes section: Instruments of Peace | Events from congregations and ministries | and more ...

This week in DioBytes: Banner: young adult panel at CDSP youth day | A week and two days of gathering the faithful: Holy Week and Easter 2014 with Oasis | Bishop Marc’s ecology class | Equipping the Beloved Community | Fall Christian educators conference | Gun violence actions | much more

This week in DioBytes: NightWatch | a letter from Senator Feinstein | Stewardship at Abundance Community | seven years of Episcopal Café | genocide in South Sudan | churches helping after deadly storms | much more

This week in DioBytes: An Easter message from Bishop Marc | Interfaith foot-washing at St. John’s, San Francisco | Support the EYE youth delegation | EcoConfirmation and Wood-to-Waves | Gun violence prevention: building community | Beyond the Doctrine of Discovery workshop at CDSP | Holy Hikes this Saturday | And more ...

This week in DioBytes: Banner: Chrism Mass | Presiding Bishop’s Easter message | ‘Reclaiming Gospel of Peace’ wraps up in Oklahoma City | Archbishop says church must ‘join its enemies on their knees’ | Beyond Sustainability: Evolutionary Ecology — classes with Bishop Marc | Honor Senior Sunday in May | and more

This week in DioBytes: Common Life: Young Adult Retreat | Holy Spirit Church receives Episcopal Charities grant | Episcopal Community Services in SFGate article | Good Friday Offering | on Archbishop of Canterbury statements | opening on Thursday for Carson Perez: Imagining Grace | EcoConfirmation and Woods to Waves on May 10 | Camp St. Francis fundraiser | and more …

This week’s DioBytes: Disaster preparedness workshop with ERD | Sacred Cocktails returns | NightSong tomorrow | Gallery 1055: Carson Perez | upcoming classes with Bishop Marc | Equipping the Beloved Community at St. Tim’s in May | spring programs at The Bishop’s Ranch | concerts and more ...

This week in DioBytes: Epiphany, San Carlos, Chancel Choir performs Faure’s Requiem (banner) | In Memoriam: the Rev. Robert Adams | Abundance Community blog: Equality | Happening Reunion on 4/6 | annual Chrism Mass and lunch | Equipping the Beloved Community on 5/17 at St. Tim’s, Danville | spring programs at The Bishop’s Ranch | guitarist/vocalist David Zink at St. Alban’s | and more ...

This week in DioBytes: more blog entries and articles than can be linked to (including reflections on the National Prayer Breakfast and stewardship and an article about a young handbell ringer) | the next Equipping the Beloved Community save the date | disaster preparedness workshop registration | Night Watch | EYE fundraising video | much more.

This week’s DioBytes: More from the Pilgrimage to Haiti | Tree planting in SF’s Bayview neighborhood | Blog posts from Bishop Marc, Employee Wellness, and DioCal Interns | Gallery 1055 | Programs and Events from The Bishop’s Ranch and St. Dorothy’s | Lenten programs and conversations | and lots more …

This week in DioBytes — Pilgrimage to Haiti | Disaster Prep workshop on March 29 | Lenten study and resources | EcoConfirmation and Reaffirmation of Vows and Woods to Waves at SDR | Nightwatch for middle school students | Gun violence prevention | Participate in TREC | Letter from the Birmingham Jail with Anna Deavere Smith | and lots more!

This week’s DioBytes: St. Aidan’s, San Francisco, receives gift for outreach ministries; Blog post from Abundance Community at Bayview Mission; Installation of the the Rt. Rev. David Rice in the Diocese of San Joaquin; ‘Meditation 3 from the St. Alban’s Psalter’ from Bishop Marc’s blog; Upcoming Confirmation Retreat; Concerts, forums, preparations for Lent, and lots more.

This week in DioBytes: A statement from the United Thank Offering Board | Dreaming of new mission centers and worshipping communities | Holy Family, Half Moon Bay, welcomes Coastside Jewish Community with interfaith service | $250,000 gift to Interfaith AIDS Memorial Chapel | Disaster Preparedness Workshop | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Evensong for The Bishop’s Ranch | Presiding Bishop calls for Day of Prayer for South Sudan | UTO and Episcopal Church reach agreement | blog entries from DioCal interns | Absalom Jones | Day of Discernment | Report lay delegates to Diocesan Convention

This week in DioBytes: Executive Council retreats | Interns reflect on living together | the Rev. Richard Smith installed as vicar at St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco | in memoria | Invitational Church at Remix | Day of Discernment | Save the Date for disaster preparedness training | and much more from congregations, ministry, conversations, and concerts.

This week’s DioBytes: Fond farewell to the Rev. David Rickey (now in ministry in Haiti) at Trinity+St. Peter’s, SF; a new blog post from Bishop Marc; Tell your story for PCN and DioBytes; 2/1 Vestry/BC Day and Equipping the Beloved Community remix; Lenten resources; Spring confirmation dates; MLK Day march in SF on 1/20; and a whole lot more!