Our diocesan task force on compassionate care for misconduct survivors commends the following litany for use on Ash Wednesday in response to Presiding Bishop Curry’s charge to examine our role in the #MeToo phenomenon. It is, essentially, the traditional Ash Wednesday Litany, with several additional calls and responses to address the issue of sexual misconduct in the church.
The task force is concerned that survivors, having heard of or read the presiding bishop and president of the house of deputy’s statement, not come to an Episcopal Church on Ash Wednesday, thinking they will hear or see something addressing this issue, and instead encounter business as usual.
As the Covid pandemic continues, the members of our diocesan Public Health Task Force continue to meet and discuss ways to keep our communities safe, and pursue our mission in the name of Jesus Christ. We are grateful that our congregations have worked so hard on public health and safety issues for the nearly two […]
All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Vista welcomed Bishop Susan Brown Snook for the first Bishop’s Visitation and Church Revival of the year. Each week Bishop Susan visits a church in the diocese. This year during the Bishop’s visit, each church is celebrating with a revival, filled with liturgical depth, testimony, prayer, and celebration—perfect for welcoming […]
The call came on a Saturday morning in mid-December. Something was horribly wrong at the migrant shelter in Mexicali, just across the Mexican border from Calexico, a border town very familiar to some of our Episcopal congregations. There was talk of an “orphan tragedy.” To many of those from the congregations of St. Margaret’s Episcopal […]