An Ecumenical Ministry in the Parish of St Patrick's Catholic Church In San Diego USA


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

EDSD News with a reflection from the 2023 Epiphany Retreat


By: Lauren Sleeper

Hello EDSD! I recently joined 50 youth, eight of who attend my parish--St. Bartholowmew's in Poway--for the 2023 Diocesan Youth Epiphany Retreat at Camp Stevens. I am the Director of Communications and the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at St. Bart's, so when our students (four middle schoolers and four high schoolers) wanted to go to the Epiphany Retreat, I couldn't have been more excited. I experienced this retreat last year, and I knew that this opportunity would enliven the students and give me a chance to chaperone and encourage my youth to attend again this year. It was one of the most fulfilling spiritual weekends I've had in a long time. Read More

Ordination to the Diaconate

God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook will ordain Heather Lawrence, Christina Miller, and Dawn Stary to the Holy Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 18, 2023, 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul's Cathedral. Clergy, please wear Red Stoles.


Lenten Book Study

Churches across the diocese are encouraged to gather in small groups to explore how your church can be known to our neighbors through care, reconciliation, and renewal. After all, a church that cares for its neighborhood is the type of church others want to join.


Share your Ashes to Go

Share your Chruch's Ashes to Go story. We would love to share how your church set out to distribute ashes in public next week.


Faith to Go Podcast

The Faith To Go team in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego David Tremaine and Charlette Preslar are joined by special guest, Greg Tuttle, in this week's the Faith To Go Podcast.


Nightwatch is BACK!

The annual lenten youth retreat at St. Paul’s Cathedral is back! Connect with youth from around the diocese, share the joy of worshiping and playing together, diving into our Baptismal Covenant, and consider what it means to say, “I will, with God’s help.” Come for games, food, small group work, worship, laughter, love, friendship, and an overnight in the cathedral!


TENS 2023 Password

As part of EDSD's effort to support year-round stewardship, each of our congregations is provided access to the resources made available through The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS). To get access to these tools, visit to find your new password.


John Phillip Newell in SD

A presentation based on John Philip's award-winning book, Sacred Earth Sacred Soul, in which he draws on the lineage of Celtic wisdom over the centuries to offer vision and hope for today.


Tree Planting in Lemon Grove

St. Philip’s is a pilot church kicking off EDSD’s year-long tree-planting project. Roll up your sleeves and join St. Philip’s in planting 13 new trees on their property! Bring heavy-duty gloves, close-toed shoes, and water!


Concert for the Human Family

The Concert for the Human Family is coming to St. Dunstan's on February 24 at 7pm. This collaboration between award-winning musicians and church leaders showcases the power of music and storytelling to foster Beloved Community. Experience the original music that bridges jazz, hip-hop, and bluegrass, performed by a multicultural team led by Nashville pianist and composer Kory Caudill.

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