Shrove Tuesday


Is Feb 9th.

Come join the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and the Youth Group, for a Pancake Supper starting at 5pm.

Tickets at the door are $3/Adult $2/ Child or $10 for a family.

Proceeds go to the Brotherhood and Youth Group ministry efforts.


Chapel Rock Summer Camps 2016

Chapel Rock Announces

2016 Summer Camp Schedule


click here for schedule

Signup here

Bishop Smith’s E-Pistle January 22, 2016


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Canon Nicole A. Krug
Canon for Media & Communications

It’s that time of year again! Only a few weeks ago, the Christmas decorations were packed away, and now Lent is right around the corner. In between those two big, liturgical events, churches are working to fit in an annual meeting.


Unchain to Hope and Freedom Conference

The Diocesan Anti-racism Committee and the AZ Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians invite everyone to attend “Unchain to Hope and Freedom: Believing Black Livers Matter!” from February 12-14, 2016 in Phoenix. The conference will include workshops, panels and conversation. The keynote speaker is The Hon. Byron Rushing, Vice President of the House of Deputies in the Episcopal Church and the Majority Whip of the Massachusetts State Legislature. The cost is $25 plus processing/tax. Register here.

Teach Them to Forgive Workshop

On Friday, February 26 from 8:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at St. Philip’s (Tucson), Dr. Rob Voyle will offer a workshop for clergy, chaplains, parish leaders, psychologists, counselors, coaches, and spiritual directors. Learn how to behaviorally distinguish resentment, forgiveness, and reconciliation; use the three faces of compassion (tenderness, fierceness, and mischievousness) as agents of transformation in the world; and create simple and effective strategies to lead a person from a state of resentment to a state of sustainable forgiveness. Cost (before 2/15) is $125. Register here.

Naco Wellness Report
The Naco Wellness Initiative (a Jubilee Ministry) serves the border region of southeastern Arizona and northeastern Sonora, Mexico, where 80% of the population lives below United States poverty standards. Affordable nutritional food is difficult to find in the region, resulting in devastating health effects and declining household economic conditions. Read more.




Good Grief Spiritual Support Group
Grief isn’t logical; neither is acceptance, but sharing your struggle with others can mysteriously help the healing process. Grace St. Paul’s (Tucson) grief group is a place of solace. The goal is to support each other during the grieving process. The group will meet for 7 weeks, beginning Saturday, February 13, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. If interested, please call Rev. Chris Ledyard through the church office (520-327-6857). Limited space available; materials will be provided. Please note this is not a therapy group.

Career Pathways Outreach

St. Andrew’s (Glendale) is hosting an Arizona Career Pathways Outreach session on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you are unemployed, in a dead-end job, welfare dependent and/or underserved, or living at/below 150% of the U.S. Poverty Guideline, this event is an opportunity to learn about education, peer monitoring and job placement assistance in the allied health professions or utility industry.


The Rev. Nadine Martin…
has retired as Deacon at St. Matthew’s (Tucson).

The Rev. Canon Richard Morrison…

gave the opening prayer at the Arizona State Senate session on Wednesday, January 20.



Please go to the Diocesan Calendar for more detailed information about these events and others including services such as Taizé and Compline. Use our Find a Church feature to locate a church listed below.

Saturday, January 23

  • Contemplative Group Prayer
    @ St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson
  • “Richard Rohr: Prophet & Mystic” – A Gathering for Laity
    @ All Saints’, Phoenix
  • Free Food Mobile Pantry @ St. Luke’s at the Mountain, Phoenix
  • Dr. King Movie Night @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park
  • Taizé @ Christ the King, Tucson
  • Taizé @ St. Andrew’s, Sedona

Sunday, January 24

  • Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
    @ All Saints’, Phoenix
  • The Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin Concert
    @ All Saints’, Phoenix
  • Matter of Heart – An Introduction to Carl Jung
    @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park
  • Meditation @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park

Tuesday, January 26

  • “Jesus: The Book Study” – A Gathering for Clergy
    @ All Saints’, Phoenix
  • Walking the Mourner’s Path @ St. Philip’s In The Hills, Tucson
  • Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of
    The Rev. Kenn Katona @ St. Peter’s, Casa Grande
Wednesday, January 27
  • Intercessory Prayers @ St. Stephen’s, Sierra Vista
  • “Jesus: The Book Study” – A Gathering for Clergy
    @ St. Thomas, Clarkdale
  • Healing Service & Eucharist @ St. Matthew’s, Chandler
  • Taizé @ St. James, Tempe
Thursday, January 28
  • CPG Healthcare Summit
    @ Christ Church of the Ascension, Paradise Valley


[click on the link above for the complete calendar]

24  St. Paul’s Sudanese Mission, Phoenix
31  St. Stephen’s, Phoenix

7  Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix
14  Chapel Rock, Prescott

Remember in your Prayers of the People:

Our companion Diocese:

And those who have asked for our prayers:

  • The Rev. Scott Jones,
    whose mother-in-law, Maria Irizarry, died
  • The Rev. Sam Hosler,
    who is recovering from spinal surgery
  • The Rev. Robert Williams,
    who is suffering from chronic lumbar muscle spasms
  • The Rev. Jeffrey Reed,
    who is undergoing treatment for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Thompson, Lay Vicar,
    who is recovering from a serious car accident
  • The Rev. Channing Johnson,
    who is receiving treatment for melanoma
  • Nancy Dugan, wife of The Rev. Ray Dugan,
    who is recovering at home
  • All members of the Armed Forces,
    especially those who are serving overseas
  • Those affected by recent weather, natural disasters, and
    civil unrest

The above names will stay on this list for up to four weeks. If someone needs to remain on this list for a longer period, or to have others added to this list, please contact Nicole Krug at



Contact Information

Phone: 602-254-0976


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News: Episcopal News Service January 22, 2016


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January 22, 2016


Erendira Jimenez-Pike of the Diocese of Kentucky addresses the congregation of Wellspring Church in Ferguson on Oct. 11. The Rev. F. Willis Johnson, Wellspring’s pastor, is to her right. A photograph of the memorial at the site where Michael Brown was fatally shot is in the foreground. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Ferguson pilgrims study systemic racism, injustice and reconciliation
In the months following General Convention, the Episcopal Church has been working to fulfill its mandate to confront racism and the institutional structures that support it.

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference
This Lent, the theology committee of the House of Bishops invites the Church to explore ways to recover and renew economic imagination with a new resource, Repairing the Breach: Discipleship and Mission in a Global Economy.

More Top Stories


RIP: Former Quincy Bishop Donald Parsons
Bishop Donald James Parsons, 13th dean and president and professor of New Testament at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, died on January 4, 2016. He was 93.

More Churchwide news


Middle East archbishop reflects on Primates Meeting
I must confess that as the time neared for the Primates’ Meeting, I became worried and anxious. The reason for this is that I am convinced that the Anglican Communion is God’s gift and value very much the unity among provinces.

Archbishop Justin Welby reflects on Primates Meeting
The Archbishop of Canterbury has written a reflection on the meeting of Anglican Primates in Canterbury last week.

WCC, UN conference: joint statement on refugee crisis
Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled “Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and Refuge, A Call for Shared Responsibility and Coordinated Action”.

Refugee crisis: churches and governments share responsibility
There is a need for “urgent action to strengthen coordination and cooperation in Europe’s response to the refugee and migrant crisis,” a high level conference of governments, UN agencies, churches and civil society organisations heard this week. The conference, in Geneva, was organised by the World Council of Churches and focused on ways to strengthen coordinated responses to the crisis.

Pakistan ‘under the terrible grip of terrorism’
The Bishop of Peshawar has said that Pakistanis are living “under the terrible grip of terrorism” and urged worldwide prayer for his country after the latest terror attack this morning left 19 people dead and 17 injured. Responsibility for the gun attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda remains unclear. One Pakistani Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility; but this was later denied by another Taliban leader, according to BBC News.

More Worldwide news


Task Force on the Study of Marriage maps out triennial work

House of Bishops Theology Committee offers daily Lenten meditations

Presiding Bishop invites church-wide observance of Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

Episcopal Relief & Development supports ongoing Syria crisis response in Europe

2016 Saintly Scorecard, a guide for Lent Madness

Spokane accepting nominations for bishop

Primate of Brazil reflects on Primates’ actions in Canterbury

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News: AZ Crusillo January 2016 Newsletter (issue 56-2)


AZ Cursillo Newsletter
Issue: # 56-2

January 2016

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Dear The Rev. Victor,

Have you thanked God for the blessing that you received today? 

St Luke Episcopal Church 
Ultreya – Prescott, AZ
Invites you to the Ultreya from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall, 
on following Saturday,  January 23, 2016.   
Come sing and worship and have some fun! Meet old and new Cursillistas. Bring your instruments to play and sing along.  
Contact Brenda Schwartz  at or 928-379-1441 for additional information. 


St. Luke’s is located at Highway 89 and Ruger Roads, Prescott, AZ 86301.
See you there!!








Arizona Episcopal Cursillo Ministry



th Day Reunion – “Weave Us Together”


Who should attend?  All Cursillistas those having attended a Cursillo Weekend, and all who have attended a similar or equivalent weekend retreat are welcomed and encouraged to come!
What is the Fourth Day Reunion? This year the Fourth Day Reunion is a day retreat, where all Cursillistas have an opportunity to meet one another, renew old acquaintances, and establish new friendships. 
The date this coming year is February 27, 2016.
Deadline for Registration is February 6, 2016
Why should I attend Fourth Day Reunion? Fourth Day Reunion provides you an opportunity to learn and further grow in your faith, spirituality and closeness to Jesus/God/Holy Spirit.
Where is Fourth Day Reunion? Fourth Day Reunion is held from at 
All Saints in the Desert, 


9502 W Hutton Drive, 


Sun City


 AZ 85351

The Event time is from 8 am to 6 pm.




 How much does it cost to attend Fourth Day Reunion? The cost is a free will offering. The application process is contained on the attached application, and is also available in the Arizona Cursillo Newsletter.
Come for the fun, learning, praise, singing and worship 
and community building.


Brochure and Registration form are located in the Quick links on the left side.  Please copy, post and distribute to your Cursillo Community. 


Any question please contact Steve Cifone at

Spots are filling up in the fabric of 4th Day, ensure that you are woven into the day – register today.





Upcoming Cursillo Weekend


July 14 – July 17, 2016


As Secretariat President, I am pleased to announce that we have scheduled weekend the next weekend #117 for July 14 – July 17, 2016 at the Chapel Rock Conference Center in Prescott. It will be a coed weekend. After much praying and consideration, the Secretariat has selected Virginia Reutter from All Saints in the Desert in Sun City to be the Rectora. Over the next few weeks she will be seeking Cursillistas to be part of the weekend team.
To help Virginia in this process of selecting another outstanding team, we are asking those who will be able and willing to serve to fill out an application and submit it as soon as possible. Don’t wait until someone contacts you . . . pray about it and complete the application. If you have never served on a team, now is your time to step forward for a real blessing by serving others. It will renew, deepen, and strengthen not only your commitment to Christ and his Church, but also your understanding of The Cursillo Ministry. It is impossible, being on one weekend to grasp all that is offered, but each weekend that you have the privilege to serve on a team gives you new insights and multiple of new blessings. Each weekend is the same but different, with different team members and candidates. The Holy Spirit uses all our experiences and differences to create a very special time for all.
What are the requirements to be on a team?
  • Currently be participating in a group.
  • Willingness to be a servant to others.
  • Be a team player.
  • Immerse yourself in the process, with prayer, study, preparation and participation.
  • Attend all the team meetings to support the team.
  • Sing with joy and a loud voice even if you have trouble staying on key!
You can find the link for Cursillo Team Application on the left of this newsletter.
It is also time to start thinking and praying about sponsoring candidates for the weekend.  The application forms and information in the Quick Link, talk to your clergy, the members of your group and to God to identifying potential candidates.  Deadline for Application April 1, 2016. .  
It takes all of us to do our part with the Holy Spirit to spread God’s Kingdom on earth.
Cost for the weekend:
Single Occupancy Linen –  $375.00
Double Occupancy Linen –  $300.00
Pray for the weekend, pray for Virginia and the team, pray for the candidates, and pray for your Secretariat. We are praying for you and Christ is counting on you.
Peace and Joy,


New Cursillo Flyers

We have created new flyers that you can reprint for those in your church that are 


in the Cursillo Ministry. These are double-side information sheets on what the weekend is and can answer most of the questions on regarding Cursillo and Unlocking the weekend.   The links are on the left-hand side. 





Future Upcoming Events:



We are looking for what is happening in your Cursillo Community. Let us know and how can we support you! If you are hosting an Ultreya at your church or something that needs to be announce. You can contact Dan Basche at or Steve Cifone at


So here are some upcoming community events. Ultreyas can be held anywhere in the state, Northern, Central and Southern regions. Just a reminder that Ultreya are open to anyone!



St Luke Episcopal Church Prescott invites you to the Ultreya from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall, on following Saturdays:
*January 23, 2016
*April 16, 2016
*June 18, 2016


St. Luke’s is located at Highway 89 and Ruger Roads, Prescott, AZ 86301.






4th Day Reunion – “Weave Us Together”  February 27, 2016.   All Alumni Cursillistas including Clergy are invite to come listen, talk, sing, pray, learn and have fun. Free Will Offering 
Location:  All Saints on the Desert – Sun City
Contact Steve Cifone at



2016 Cursillo 3 Day Weekend is to be held at the Chapel Rock Conference Center in Prescott, AZ on the weekend of July 14th – 17th, 2016. This will be a Co-Ed Weekend. We urge you to pray for the Weekend, for Team and then for Candidates to make the Weekend. Look for information in future newsletter. 




If we are missing your scheduled Ultreya, please let us know Dan Basche at or Steve Cifone at
As a reminder that if you know that someone is not receiving a newsletter please print and pass onto them, thank you!
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News: Episcopal News Service January 19, 2016


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January 19, 2016



Canadian primate offers further reflection on the Primates Meeting
“Throughout the meeting of the Primates last week, I thought much about St. Paul’s teaching about the Church being the Body of Christ in the world.  It is the image at the very heart of Anglican ecclesiology. “

C of E takes climate change fight to ExxonMobil with U.S. allies
Buoyed by the success of similar actions against British oil companies BP and Shell, the Church Commissioners for England have proposed a shareholders’ motion calling on the U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil to “disclose the resilience of its business model in the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change.” If passed at the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the motion will force the oil company to be more transparent on its efforts to shift to a low-carbon economy.

Dangerous ‘horror, location transformed into refugee welcome center
A dangerous “horror” location on the Greek island of Lesbos has been turned into a 24-hour reception center offering shelter, food and medical care to vulnerable refugees. The work has been carried out by the church-based Lighthouse Refugee Relief (LRR) agency using funds provided through the Anglican mission agency United Society’s Rapid Response Appeal.

Church organizations come together to map European migration
A new publication that brings together first-person accounts with theological and sociological studies into migration in Europe has been published by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe, the Conference of European Churches and the World Council of Churches. Mapping Migration is a revised and updated edition of three bodies’ previous joint study and explores challenges and changes in the European church landscape in light of international migration.

Canadian primate offers initial thoughts about Canterbury meeting
Having met this week in Canterbury, England, the Primates of the Anglican Communion committed–even in the face of deep differences of theological conviction concerning same sex marriage–to walk together and not apart. Our conversations reflected the truth that, while the Anglican Communion is a family of autonomous churches in communion with the see of Canterbury, we live by the long-held principle of ‘mutual responsibility and inter dependence in the Body of Christ’. While our relationships are most often characterized by mutual support and encouragement, there are times when we experience stress and strain and we know our need for the grace of God to be patient with each other. Such was the experience of the primates this

More Worldwide news


Video: Primates Meeting press conference
Video coverage of the press conference held Jan. 15 at the conclusion of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury, England.

More Multimedia


Fond du Lac bishop responds to the 2016 Primates Meeting

Springfield bishop’s response to the Primates Meeting

Central Florida Bishop Brewer Statement on Anglican Primates Meeting

Global Episcopal Mission Network renews mission call after Primates Meeting

Integrity Response to the 2016 Anglican Primate Meeting

Connecticut bishops issue statement on Primates Meeting

New Jersey bishop issues statement on Primates Meeting

Pittsburgh bishop issues statement on Primates Meeting

Bishop of Washington writes to diocese on the Primates Meeting

Diocese of Massachusetts bishops respond to primates’ action

Long Island bishop responds to Primates Meeting call for sanctions

New Hampshire bishop’s statement on the Primates Meeting

Rio Grande bishop’s reflections on the primates’ statement

Upper South Carolina bishop’s message to the diocese on the Primates Meeting

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