Category Archives: Events

20151119 ICE

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Town Hall Meeting, November 19, 2015, at San Pablo Apostol, Seaside

20151119 ICEOur Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real has a large Latino population, so it is important for us, as clergy and lay people, to know ICE’s (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) function in Monterey County. That way, our pastoral care will be more effective for our Latino people in our churches, and society.

I hope you have the time to join us in this conversation with Sheriff Bernal and Supervisor Parker.

Yours, Martin Juarez


20151112 Cursillo

Cursillo in Spanish at San Pablo Apostol in Seaside, November 12-15, 2015

20151112 CursilloThis coming weekend (November 12-15) we will have our DIOS ES AMOR Cursillo.  I invite our congregations and Cursillistas to send us PALANCA for our candidates and workers.  You may send the PALANCAS to our church’s e-mail, and I will make sure “DIOS ES AMOR” cursillo will receive your PALANCAS and Prayers. Thanks Martin Juarez

20140905 APH

Art in the Pastures of Heaven on September 5 at Good Shepherd, Salinas

20140905 APHArt in the Pastures of Heaven is an annual event featuring premier local artists from Monterey Bay and Salinas areas. Enjoy your opportunity to bid on great art, sample California wines and enjoy a Fall evening in the beautiful location in heaven’s pastures.

For more information, visit our Facebook page (Art in the Pastures of Heaven) or email:

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Agenda Released for Monterey Deanery Meeting, May 31, 2014, at St. John’s, Monterey

Monterey Deanery Shield small 218x238The Monterey Deanery will next meet on May 31, 2014, at St. John’s, Monterey. The Rev. Bob Ott, Deanery Convener, has released the following agenda for the meeting.

Welcome and Opening Prayers – Bob Ott

General Announcements – Richard Smith

Self-introductions (who you are and where you are from)

Deanery Reports:

Board of Trustees
Standing Committee
Deanery Web site


Parish Report-All Saints –Cristo Rey – The Rev. Michael Dresbach

Deanery Outreach Program -  Bob Ott

ESL- San Pablo- Seaside -  Fr. Martin
Episcopal Campus ministry -  Fr. John
Trinity, Gonzales -  Robin Denny

Class on Website Access – Jeff Diehl

Stewardship – Stewardship Commission

Listening Tours
Tens Webcast

Finance Committee- draft report – Bob Ott

Diocesan Communications – Elrond Lawrence

Lunch  (around Noon -  wherever we are on the schedule) Bring your own lunch

We will eat while we meet-

Announcements- by Individual Parishes – Blaine Hammond

Next Meeting:  September 27- St. Philip’s ScottsValley

Benediction – Bob Ott

The Rev. John R. Mabry

Explorations in Theology, A Weekend of Lectures at Calvary, Santa Cruz on May 16-17, 2014

featuring the Rev. John R. Mabry

The Rev. John R. Mabry
The Rev. John R. Mabry

Friday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.

From December 2013 through March 2014, Christian pastor John Mabry went on a most amazing pilgrimage—to visit the most significant sites of the Buddha’s life, and to reflect deeply on what he saw, in conversation with his own faith. From there, his journey took him to Nepal, Thailand, Taiwan, and back to India as he followed the distribution and development of Buddhism around the world. Part travelogue, part history lesson, part comparative theological reflection, this lecture will recount highlights from his pilgrimage, revealing both the frailty and profundity of the human religious quest.

Saturday, May 17, 1:00 p.m.

What if God is less person than process? What if God is growing and changing as the universe grows and changes? What if God needs us as much as we need God? What if nothing exists except actions? Welcome to the mind-bending world of Process Theology. In this lecture, Pastor and professor John Mabry leads us through the history of this theology in the West, focusing on the insights of its major trailblazers and visionaries. Along the way we’ll discover that reality is far weirder than we think it is, and solve some major theological puzzles along the way.


The Rev. John R. Mabry is a United Church of Christ pastor currently serving Grace North Church in Berkeley and Our Redeemer Lutheran in Oakland. He is the director of the Interfaith Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, and also teaches world religions and spiritual guidance at a number of Bay Area schools. He lives with his wife and dogs in Oakland and sings for the progressive rock band Mind Furniture.

Cost:  $15 per lecture, $25 for both lectures
Cash or checks payable to Calvary Episcopal Church
Reservations:  Call the church office at 831-423-8787
Download the event flyer.

20131116 Pre-Advent Quiet Day

Pre-Advent Quiet Day on November 16 at St. John’s, Aptos

20131116 Pre-Advent Quiet Day
Advent isn’t always the contemplative season we yearn for it to be. Bishop Mary  is to be with us to lead a quiet day, a bit of retreat, a thoughtful time to help us rest in God’s grace before the busy-ness of the season gets a chance to set the tone. Get the jump on the season, and enter it through this doorway.
Please RSVP to church office, 831-708-2278 or Download a flyer for the event here. Click here for a map.

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Fine Arts and Crafts Faire on November 23 at All Saints’, Carmel

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All Saints’ 2013 Fine Arts and Craft Faire has already begun receiving registrations from local artisans. As in the past, the event features over thirty vendors who bring handmade crafts, jewelry, and original pieces of art to sell–just in time for Christmas.

The Craft Fair began back in 1999 and raises funds for All Saints’ ministries, missions, and operating budget.

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Eucharistic Visitor Training on October 1 at All Saints’, Carmel

Monterey Deanery Shield small 218x238Eucharistic Visitor training for the Monterey Deanery will take place at All Saints’ on October 1, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the church.  Please contact your congregational clergy if you are interested in becoming a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, then register with Ann Wright at

A Lay Eucharistic Visitor is an individual licensed by the diocese to distribute the communion host and wine that has already been blessed by the clergy. Lay Eucharistic Visitors are then assigned to take communion to persons who are unable to attend our regular worship services, such as shut-ins or people recovering from illness in hospitals. The bread and wine they carry act as a symbol of the unity of Christ’s Body, which transcends boundaries of time and space, providing a sense of connection to persons who might otherwise feel isolated.

Priest/Deacon:  I send you forth bearing these gifts for (name of person), that s/he may share with us in this Sacrament of Holy Communion.

People: We who are many are one body, for we all share one bread, one cup.

For more information, click here.

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9th Annual GinSing! on October 5 at Calvary, Santa Cruz

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You are invited to GinSing! 2013, Calvary Choir’s annual gala of gin tasting and wine sampling accompanied with delicious hors d’oeuvres. This elegant evening will include solo performances by the Choral Scholars along with songs by Calvary’s Choir.

GinSing! is the primary fundraiser for scholarships awarded by Calvary to four deserving young music students in the community. In addition to the monetary assistance the scholarships provide, Choral Scholars attain the experience of professional performance, as well as exposure to the historical wealth of sacred music. Involvement in liturgical practice provides opportunities for Scholars to engage in our community of faith.

Tickets are available for $25 from Calvary Choir members or at the door on the day of the event. Click here for more information.

Paddy Keenan

Celtic Concert on October 6 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

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Paddy Keenan

St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea is proud to present Paddy Keenan in concert with guitarist Richard Mandel on October 6.

Come enjoy a lively afternoon of traditional Irish tunes with the legendary piper of Bothy Band fame!

Tickets are available on line at, or at the door, adults $15.00, kids 12 and under, $8.  For more information, call Jackie at 831-224-3819, or e-mail

Food and libations will be available, with proceeds benefitting St. Mary’s community food pantry.

Celebrating his first album release in over a dozen years, Paddy Keenan makes a long awaited visit to the Monterey Peninsula. As Irish music critic John O’Regan observed, “In Irish music there are legends and then there’s Paddy Keenan.” Bursting on the Irish traditional music scene as the turbo engine propelling The Bothy Band, Keenan is widely regarded as the most accomplished & exciting uilleann piper today. His wild & unfettered ‘open’ style, has led his fellow Bothy Band member, Donal Lunny, to call Paddy ‘the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes.’ A recipient of the prestigious ‘Musician of the Year’ award from TG4, the Irish language TV station, Paddy is equally adept on the low whistle & can let it rip on a rollicking reel, while in the next breath, he is sublimely soulful in a haunting slow air. Performing with acclaimed Bay Area guitarist Richard Mandel, hearing this traditional master in a friendly, intimate setting will be a treat not to be missed.

Click here for more information.