Highlights inside

  • Shrove Tuesday at Sargent House Next Tuesday!
  • Turkey and Syria Earthquake Support
  • Clergy News
  • Camp Saint Andrew's Opens Registration
  • ECW Honors Women in the Diocese
  • Updated Bishop's Schedule
  • And more...

February 16, 2023

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The death toll from last Monday's earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has passed 41,000. The region will need sustained help to recover from this disaster. If you haven't already donated, your contribution is needed and can still make a difference.

The Diocese of Jerusalem includes the affected region in Syria, and Archbishop Naoum has set up an Earthquake Relief Fund. Click here to read the Archbishop's statement and find the donation page.

The other organization we recommend is Episcopal Relief & Development. Click here to see the latest updates on their webpage and how to donate to their Turkey-Syria Earthquake Response Fund.

Clergy News!

The Rev. Filemón Diaz will join the clergy team at Trinity Cathedral and their Spanish-speaking Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe congregation on the first of March. Trinity and Guadalupe have convened a transition team to welcome Rev. Filemon and his family to San Jose and to Trinity, where he will share in ministry with a multilingual, multicultural ministry under the leadership of Dean Julia McCray-Goldsmith and the bicultural vestry. 
Trinity Cathedral is grateful to the Diocese of El Camino Real's Missional Grants Program, which has made it possible for Rev. Filemon to serve as Canon for Leadership Development. In this role, he will minister to both English and Spanish speaking members of the cathedral, reach out to Spanish speakers throughout San Jose and the diocese with Good News and tools for ministry development, and take part in Trinity's innovative and inclusive and congregational development initiatives.

Honored Women of the Diocese

Please join us this March 11, 2023 to honor the women who have given so much to their church community and our Diocese.This year’s Honored Woman Event will be held in person at St. Pauls/San Pablos located at 1071 Pajaro St., Salinas, CA.

We will begin our day at 9:30 AM with registration and refreshments. The program will begin at 10:00 AM and go until 2:00 PM. Included in the program will be worship and Eucharist, facilitated by the Rev. Alejandra Trillos, a speaker from the Diocese, lunch, and our Honored Women presentations.

We are thrilled to be meeting in person once again, together hosted by the very kind hospitality of the ECW. The ECW over the years, has been known for their gift of creating an inclusive,open venue for women to celebrate their special gifts.
The official summer camp of The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real. A Saint Andrew’s tradition since 1977. 
Join us at Camp Saint Andrew’s July 23-29, 2023 for a week of fun outdoor activities, friendship, and personal growth!
Our traditional overnight camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is for youth ages 8-15. Activities throughout the week include archery, swimming, fishing, arts & crafts, hikes to the lake, sports & games, campfire songs, skits, and much more!
Woven in with all the summer camp fun, we pride ourselves on providing meaningful opportunities for youth to develop as leaders while emphasizing personal and spiritual growth that is centered in a strong and supportive community.

Learn more about our program at Space is limited, so register today!
One week at camp, a lifetime of memories
Las inscripciones de nuestro curso Cohort en español que serán en el invierno 2023 todavía están abiertas.
¿Cómo me inscribo?
  • Presione en la página de internet que esta abajo y complete la aplicación en Ingles o español.
  • Necesitará una carta de recomendación de su Rector/Vicario/Sacerdote a cargo.
Si tiene alguna pregunta comuníquese con la Rev. Katherine B Doar, directora de la escuela del Ministerio de la Diócesis de El Camino Real


The Spanish Cohort for our course opening in the winter of 2023 is still accepting applications.

How do I apply?
  1. Click the link for more infomation and to fill out the online application in English or Español
  2. Request a letter of recommendation from your Rector/Vicar/Priest in Charge

Questions? Contact The Rev. Katherine B. Doar, School for Ministry Dean, Diocese of El Camino Real at

Urge Congress to Pass Voting Rights Legislation in this session by defending and expanding the access to voting, particularly in response to state legislation that marginalizes certain populations.
In light of the death of Tyre Nichols (read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s pastoral message), we are re-releasing a modified list of actions you can take NOW to address police violence.
Responding to Christian Nationalism - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says that extreme Christian Nationalism is “an unholy conflation of Christianity and White Supremacy often tinged with Americanism.” To learn more, join our virtual lenten program with the ECR Social Justice Committee to learn about Christian Nationalism - what it is, why it is an urgent threat to our democracy and our faith, and how we can respond to it. The five discussion sessions will be held on Zoom Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm from Feb 28 through March 28. Please register here.
Christian nationalism seeks to merge Christian and American identities, distorting both the Christian faith and America's constitutional democracy. Christian nationalism demands Christianity be privileged by the State and implies that to be a good American, one must be Christian. It often overlaps with and provides cover for white supremacy and racial subjugation.

Bishop Lucinda's Schedule



19   St John’s Chapel, Monterey
21   Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Sargent House
22   Ash Wednesday, All Saints/Cristo Rey, Watsonville
26   St. James, Monterey
    St, Mark’s, King City Farewell for the Rev. Filemon Diaz
27   Ending of a Pastoral Relationship for the Rev. Maly Hughes at St. Francis Willow Glen



5   Good Shepherd, Coral de Tierra
6 to 14   Spring House of Bishops Meeting, Birmingham, AL
19   St. Paul’s, Cambria


Job Opportunities

The Episcopal Church in Almaden seeks a Music Director/Organist. Please click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church seeks a Director of Music/Organist to establish and maintain a robust and inspiring music program that incorporates corporate worship and invites broad participation by the choir and congregation. Click here to see the job description.

St. Luke’s, Atascadero, is calling a part-time Priest-in-Charge.  This position will be 10 hours/week, and so, would be a great fit for a bivocational priest, or a priest who only wants to work quarter-time.  There is very strong lay leadership, which was especially helpful throughout the pandemic, and which sets the parish up nicely to work with a part-time priest.  For more information, please see their parish profile by clicking HERE.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to Canon Martha Korienek at  Applications are being received through Feb. 15, 2023.

St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove, is seeking a Children, Youth, and Family Minister. Read the job description via the link for the position.
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