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A joyous week

A joyous and hopeful entry into the Diocese. Once again, I want to thank each and every one of you for a blessed consecration; words are cheap substitutes for my gratitude.  I will attempt to show it each day.  Thank you.

We began this journey on  Monday sprinting and had not stopped.  Planning is underway for the pilgrimage where I will visit all our churches (separate from official visitations) with the intent of listening and serving.  The second initiative is reading the Bible every day as a diocesan community.  You will find out more about reading the Bible effort in the coming weeks.

We are reorganizing the date and time of staff meetings (Tuesday’s).  We will also have as a Morning Prayer on Monday and Friday and the Holy Eucharist on Tuesday through Thursday.  I am learning more and more about the dedication, hard work and faithfulness of the Diocesan staff.  This week when one of our parishes did not have air conditioners, Canon Deming and Mark Klinger went out purchased and …


The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez will begin pilgrimages to all parishes immediately after his consecration.

The pilgrimages will be to visit all parishes in the Diocese within the next 6 months.
The mission of these pilgrimages will be to establish personal relations with clergy and lay leaders within the Diocese, to strengthen our connections with one another, and affirm our mutual calling in Christ.

Bishop Gutierrez says, “The purpose of the pilgrimage is to listen and be present to the Rectors, Vicars and Laity of the Diocese.  I want to hear your stories and continue to learn how your Diocesan Office and staff can serve your ministry.  Together we will proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and go out into the world.”

Deans from the respective deaneries will be in touch with clergy to arrange the time and date of the Bishop’s visits.

As the Diocese turns a page in its history and begins a new chapter with a new episcopacy, it is time to renew our commitment to Christ and our l…