Contemplative Triduum Retreat
Holy Thursday, April 13th – Easter Sunday, April 16th
Please join New Skellig and friends for a contemplative retreat in celebration of the Triduum (Easter Weekend) at St. Columba’s Retreat House. The evening will begin with a light supper at 5pm followed by a celebration of the Holy Thursday liturgy at 7pm. Retreatants are welcome to attend all of the liturgies for Good Friday, the Great Vigil on Holy Saturday and our closing Liturgy at 10am, Easter Sunday morning. Throughout the weekend there will be time for silent reflection, communal faith sharing, meditation, trail hikes, and beach visits in the beautiful environs of Point Reyes National Seashore. The cost of the weekend including room & board and retreat supplies is $230.00. Most rooms are shared occupancy and commuters are welcome to join us for a reduced fee of $100.00. All liturgical services are open to the public.
To register for the retreat please reply to this email indicating your preferences. To hold a place in the retreat house we will require a $50.00 non-refundable deposit per person by March 1, 2017. Please write the check to “New Skellig Community – Diocese of California” and in the memo write “Triduum Retreat.”
David Scull, Treasurer
60 Ora Way, H309
San Francisco CA 94131
The retreat house will hold just over 30 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to ensure enough beds are available for full time retreatants, we will prioritize those who plan to attend the entire retreat. If you would like to join us please register early. Details about the retreat will be sent to registered retreatants by mid-March. If you intend to register, please contact Fr. Vincent Pizzuto to ensure spaces are still available: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Politics of the Gospel: Then & Now
AN EVENING DISCUSSION WITH THE REV. VINCENT PIZZUTO, PH.D., VICAR OF ST. COLUMBA’S
May 31st 2017
Agnostics, Atheists & Mystics: Crossing the Divide – August 30
Portraits of Christ: Discovering Discrepancies in the Gospels – November 29
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
We are pleased to once again welcome the internationally renowned Konevets Quartet for a concert at St. Columba’s. Combining to offer the essence of a perfect harmonious ensemble sound, their concerts are a chance to learn more of the rich tradition of Russian folk and choral music and the music of a male-voice chamber choir. In addition to ancient Russian church written for monasteries, their fascinating programs often includes folk and military songs from the days of the Imperial army —songs which were all but lost during Soviet times. Performing world-wide in leading international festivals, their recordings have received high acclaim from critics and the music press. As musical ambassadors for the Konevets Monastery, part of the Quartet’s revenue aids in the continuous restoration of the catastrophic Soviet-era damage to the Monastery.
A VERY MERRY SING-ALONG
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Join Our Community Caroling Celebration in the beautiful redwood Sanctuary at St. Columba’s.
Led by Tim Weed and The Common Voice Choir.
A MIDNIGHT SUMMER’S DREAM
August 27-28, September 3-5, 2016
THE KONEVETS QUARTET
February 11, 2016
St. Columba’s is excited to be selected as one of the few Bay Area locations honored with a concert performed by the internationally recognized Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia. We invite you to join us for a fascinating one-hour program offering a program of harmonic brilliance in the rich Russian choral tradition of both religious and secular folk music.
Trained in the tradition of Russian song, the Konevets Quartet is not just a group of individual soloists, but is in essence a chamber choir dedicated to creating a perfect harmonious ensemble sound.
More about the http://konevetsquartet.com/
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
February 19-21, 2016
Experience Oscar Wilde as you’ve never seen or heard him before! The site-specific staging in our 1930’s church and retreat house will allow you to be a fly on the wall as you follow the characters from room to room. From arrival to departure, you will interactively immersed in the world of this delightfully witty comedy performed by a professional cast!
Directed by Chloe Bronzau
Rt. Reverend Marc Handley Andrus
February 21, 2016
Bishop Marc Andrus visits each of the churches in the Diocese of California every 3 years. The St. Columba’s community looks forward to his sharing his return with our wider neighbors in West Marin. Bishop Marc is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Installed as bishop in 2006, he oversees a diocese comprised of 27,000 communicants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, and the cities of Los Altos and part of Palo Alto. His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, climate change, civil rights for LGBT persons, and health care. For insight into Bishop Marc’s leadership, you may find his Blog entitled “Bishop Marc: On contemplation and Living For Justice” @ http://bishopmarc.typepad.com.