Following Jesus'  example to wash one another's feet, we commemorate his great commandment, mandatum in Latin, to love one another as he loved us (John 13:34). 

Diocesan Profile Posted -  Take a look at our diocesan profile, as compiled by our bishop nominating committee. Interested parties can apply here.
House of Bishops - Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut and Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe of Central New York give an overview of the recent House of Bishops. 
  • The bishops heard a letter from the parents of an Episcopal youth who died in the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida
  • Episcopal House of Bishops meeting in retreat accepts statement on gun violence
  • Episcopal House of Bishops meeting accepts statement on sexual harassment, gender bias
The Episcopal Church
Education Scholarships - Applications now accepted for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarships are available for educational training for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups. Learn more.

Faith To Go - A program funded by a fearless love grant, Faith To Go is a bundle of resources from St. Paul's Cathedral to help you talk about faith with friends and family throughout the week. Listen to the podcast. Learn more

Learn from the presentations at Leadership Academy by reviewing them on the diocesan website

Help a Girl Grow in FaithThe Episcopal Church has partnered with Girl Scouts to provide a pin a girl can earn through the religious recognitions program. My Promise, My Faith program overview. C ontact Troop Support Specialist Minhhieu Phamvu , 619-610-0776, with questions.

Diocesan Events

Down No More -  If you are interested in mentoring a man incarcerated in San Diego communities, please attend one of these informational workshops: Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 - 8 p.m. or Saturday, March 24, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Learn more. Contact the Rev. Thomas Morelli with questions. Deacon Morelli is also looking for Bible study leaders for incarcerated men. Please talk with him if you're interested. 

Digital Evangelism Tuesday Talks --  Join other church communicators for these monthly discussions about websites, bulletins, newsletters, social media, and how to get people to read! Fourth Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. The meeting on Tuesday, March 27 will simply offer encouragement for Holy Week. In April we'll tackle websites with Heather Holliday of St. Paul's Cathedral leading.  Join the meeting .

Renewal of Ordination Vows - All are welcome to witness Episcopal and Lutheran clergy members renew their ordination vows on Tuesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 4011 Ohio St., San Diego. Contact Nancy Holland for more information. 

Wardens' Roundtable -  The Hon. Jim Stiven, president of the standing committee, and Bishop Katharine, assisting bishop, invite all wardens to a  luncheon on Saturday, April 7, 12 - 2 p.m. Share best practices, troubleshoot issues and build relationships. Please forward this to new wardens who may not yet receive diocesan emails. All wardens serving in 2016 - 2018 are invited. RSVP to Keren Mondaca with "Roundtable" in the subject line or call 619-481-5455.

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Order of St Luke Conference - Answering the Call to Heal with the Rev.  John Rice at Good Samaritan, 4321 Eastgate Mall. Friday - Saturday, April 13 - 14. For more information, contact Barbara McBride or view the PDF brochure

Diaconal Ordination -  The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will ordain Kelly Mahon and Patricia Horkey to the diacoante on Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the service and reception.
Water to Wine - Enjoy a night at the Natural History Museum with a special tribute to Aimeclare Roche, head of The Bishop's School. Live music, fine dining, dancing, live and silent auctions and more, all benefiting Episcopal Community Services on Saturday, April 14. Learn more. 

Help Diocesan Youth - This fundraiser includes dinner, dancing, music and more to help diocesan youth raise funds to go on a service trip to Guatemala this summer. Saturday, April 21, 5 -  8 p.m. at Christ Church, Coronado. Purchase Tickets. Contact Charlette Preslar for more information.

Godly Play Core Curriculum Certification - A relaxed, retreat-style training for Godly Play storytellers and doorpersons, this is the first of a three-part series. Participation in each module constitutes core training certification. Saturday, April 21, May 19 and June 16 at St. Bartholomew's, Poway. $155 per person, lunch included. Contact Alexandra Howard for more information. 

End of Life Planning - Jim Murphy, managing director at the Episcopal Church Foundation will discuss how to ensure your end-of-life and medical care wishes are fulfilled. Friday, April 27 at St. Margaret's, 47-535 Highway 74, Palm Desert (register) and again on Saturday, April 28 at Good Samaritan, 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego (register). 

Constructive Conflict -  Richard Blackburn, executive director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will lead this workshop on dealing with conflict constructively in the church. Register online

We hope you can join us for this retirement party at the Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego. Bobbi Hoff, executive assistant to the bishop, and Julie Young, canon for finance and administration and diocesan treasurer, will move on to their next adventure. RSVP to Keren Mondaca with "Farewell" in the subject line.


United Thank Offering Ingathering Churches throughout the diocese will gather in the contributions to the United Thank Offering on Sunday, May 6.

New Camino -  Many church leaders think they have to know Spanish to minister to and with Latinos/Hispanics. Come to the New Camino led by the Rev. Anthony Guillen, Episcopal Church officer for Latino/Hispanic ministries. Friday - Saturday, May 18 - 19 at St. Paul's Cathedral. Learn more.

Congregational News & Events
Every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. at St. Timothy's, a Celtic Evensong takes place. Questions? Contact the Rev.  Wilfredo Crespo

Attend the screening and hear from special guest, Tony, the main character, in person. More Information.

WillanWest Concert on March 24, 7 p.m.
WillanWest 2018 is a Southern California celebration of the 50th anniversary of the death of English-Canadian composer Healey Willan. Repertoire includes Missa Brevis no. 10, 1948, I beheld her, beautiful as a dove, 1928; O sacrum convivium, Stephanie Martin, including the propers of the day.  Questions? Contact the church administrator or visit  

Beyond Our Diocese

Mary Parmer, keynote speaker at Leadership Academy, and Chris Harris, curate at St. Bartholomew's, Poway, will speak at Sewanee in June. Learn more.

Registration now open for the 2018 Missional Voices National Gathering which takes place Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21 at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis.  Cost: $99 (includes meals); registration is free to current seminarians.  Find more information on housing and register online .  Learn morePresiding Bishop Michael Curry is the keynoter with other talks from great voices across the Episcopal Church.


Commit to reading  Luke and Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. As part of your preparation, please pray for our hearts and minds to be opened so that our lives-and indeed, our whole church-will be transformed through deep engagement with God's Holy Word. Signup here.