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Announcing Clericus 2016 (Diocese of the West)

Posted by Administrator on Dec 29 2015
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ANNOUNCING CLERICUS 2016

DIOCESE OF THE WEST


WHAT: The annual Clericus of the Anglican Diocese of the West, with the theme; "Journey Through the Kingdom," an overview of the meaning of life as seen by Christians who have a sacramental and eucharistic life, together with some instruction on how to do it and how to teach it. 


WHEN: February 1-3,

Monday, Feb.1: Registration opens at 4pm, Evensong is at 5pm, and the Bishop's Reception is after dinner (dinner is included in your fee).

Wednesday, Feb. 3 Sessions will conclude at 11:30am. The concluding lunch, as usual, will be at Chope's (or LaPosta or Double Eagle in Mesilla if by some awful circumstance, Chope's is closed).

In between will be worship, prayer, discussion, presentations, interaction, conversation and a little time for questions and comments on the approaching Convocation (but limited, so as not to ruin a Clericus with jurisdictional politics). The festive pontifical Eucharist will be later Tuesday afternoon.


WHERE: The Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla, NM (as usual).

               600 Holy Cross Road

               Mesilla Park, NM 88047

               Phone: 575-524-3688

               Web:  holycrossretreat.org

Their website gives directions. Interstate access is I-10. Airport and Amtrak access is El Paso, TX. Closest city is Las Cruces, NM.

Holy Cross is a Franciscan community in one of the later colonial settlements along the Rio Grande, not far from the older 17th century villages. It is an area of acequias, farms and orchards.

Weather in early February would normally be dry, in the 60's daytime and 40's at night, with spring in the air. This winter is not normal anywhere, so who knows? We might begin with a blizzard and end with a tropical storm. Best advice for clothing, therefore, is to layer. 

The center provides basic room items: towels, bedding, soap, etc. Rooms are first and second story, so if you can't do stairs, let us know. The facility itself is accessible.


WHY: The Diocesan clergy are a community, and most value the occasion to come together in worship, continuing education and community, The Clericus addresses the need we all have for Christian formation, and recognizes it is best done in the context of a worshiping community.  


HOW

1) Email:  dowbishopsassistant@gmail.com for the registration form. Cost is $160 for individuals and $260 for couples and is all-inclusive (two nights, five meals, reception, conference cost).

2) Dress is casual, but cassocks are invited for clergy on Tuesday. There is no need to bring vestments except for those participating in officiating or serving at one of the worship services.

3) If you need a ride from Amtrak or the airport, let us know as soon as possible.


WHO: The Clericus is for all the clergy and candidates of the Diocese of the West. Others, lay or clergy, are most welcome as well.

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The Earth is the Lord's

The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Wed 17 2019 - 06:07 PM
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]
  • Priorities
    Reference: Luke 9:57-62 One of the exercises in management training workshops is to give the trainee a task, then bombard him or her with a blizzard of memos to deal with, some of utmost importance, some minor and almost irrelevant, but usually simple to achieve. The point is for the student to learn how to […]
  • The Latest Polls
    Reference: Luke 9:18-24, Galatians 3:23-29 Once again, we are now entering the long period of shared national suffering known as the presidential campaign. The media portrays this as a horse race, with a focus on who is ahead, who has stumbled and is falling behind, and who is the “frontrunner.” Polls will be eagerly anticipated […]
  • Finding True Love in the Dogmatics Section
    Reference: 1 John 4:7-21 “God is love,” says John, in the referenced passage above. For some reason, we often seem uncomfortable with such simple statements. Think only of the example of Jesus’ words on Maundy Thursday: “This is my Body.” Jesus so often speaks in analogies and parables, as is the custom of the time. […]
  • The Call
    Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 The intense excitement of that first Pentecost (see Acts 2:1-11) seems to have faded a bit over the years. Pentecost today ranks as a clear third place in terms of both excitement and importance after Christmas and Easter. Most Western Christians tend to be “Jesus people,” failing to grasp the power […]
  • Got It!
    Reference: Acts 1:1-11 He tried all the educational tools he knew: lecture, analogy, example, visual aids, drama, discussions, leading questions and more. They grasped some of it, but the crucial heart of it still escaped them. This was after four years of intensive study. He was usually very patient, although the frustration he felt became […]
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