Spiritual Formation

St. Mary’s offers numerous opportunities for adults to learn and grow. Spiritual Formation includes programs that challenge you to think differently, help you to expand your knowledge base, deepen your prayer life, and engage you with the breadth and depth of Anglican history and contemporary expressions of the faith.

Quiet Day

Ruah BullSaturday, February 25 – 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Presented by The Daughters of the King The Daughters of the King invite you to experience our annual “Quiet Day ” on Saturday, February 25, Noon to 5 p.m. We set aside this day to prepare ourselves for Lent, and we use our entire beautiful church campus for spiritual inspiration. This year, the Licensed Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) have agreed to partner with the Daughters for this event.

Ruah Bull, Ph.D., Spiritual Director, will lead us through Lecto Divina, Visio Divina, and Art Journaling. To learn more about Ruah, please visit her blog at

If you have never been to the “Quiet Day”, you are in for a spiritual treat. Please send your RSVP to: or call Catherine at 415.753.1973.

2017 Lenten Series – Living the Way of the Cross from the Historical Jesus to the Cosmic Christ

This five-week Lenten Study series is designed for all parishioners and friends who would like to know more about Lent, the meanings inherent in the Stations of the Cross, and the traditions that surround our observances and religious practices during Holy Week.

The program will feature teaching by  Bishop Marc Andrus, Fr. Don Brown, & Fr. Jeremy Clark-King.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5
Time: Soup supper at 6:00 p.m.; program follows at 6:30 p.m.


Annual Retreat

Please mark your calendar for Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st for our Annual Parish Retreat at the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg. This much loved tradition is a time for parishioners of all ages, from all services, to come together and enjoy fun and fellowship. We can engage in hiking, eating, swimming in the saltwater pool, tasting cheese and wines with, worshiping in the Ranch’s lovely historic chapel, dropping into quiet contemplation, exploring the town of Healdsburg, doing crafts, playing games, s’mores by the campfire, and yes, some fellowship and community! Do it all or just enjoy sitting with a book, basking in the beauty of the wine country. The registration costs include comfortable lodging, all meals, crafts and other supervised activities for the kids, and entertainment for all. Registration forms will be available at and in future bulletins. Look out for more details in coming announcements.

The deadline to sign up is May 12th at noon. We also need volunteers to help at the Ranch; please contact Amy Cebrian at if you can help. We have loved going for years and hope to see you at the Ranch!

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori


St. Mary’s was honored to welcome former Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori. If you were not able to hear her in person, you can listen to audio recordings of her sermon here and the forum she conducted


Presiding Bishop Michael Curry describes the Jesus Movement.

Watch “The Jesus Movement” on Vimeo:


Listen to talks from the 2016 Summer in the City Series:
  • July 3 - The Rev. Dr. Paula Nesbitt - Spiritual Listening with Indaba     
  • July 10 - The Very Rev. Mark Richardson - Life of the Spirit and Connection to the Earth     
  • July 17 - Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus - Stations of the Cosmic Christ     
  • July 24 - Joel Pomerantz - Seep City     
  • July 31 - The Rev. Claire Dietrich Ranna - Faith in Action     
  • August 7 - The Rev. Dr. William Stafford - Julian of Norwich Prophet of Love through the Passion     
  • August 14 - Lauren MacDonald - On Mary and the Mural     
  • August 21 - The Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama - Building Dreams at the Nambale Magnet School     
  • August 28 - The Very Rev. Dr. Don Brown - Struggle and Hope     


Communion and Conflict
Rev.Dr. John KaterOn Sunday, April 3, the Rev. Dr. John Kater spoke to a group at St. Mary’s.  He is a graduate of Columbia University, the General Theological Seminary and holds a Ph. D. from McGill University in Montreal. He served as rector of Christ Church in Poughkeepsie, NY for ten years and taught at Vassar College. He was Education Officer in the diocese of Panama from 1984 to 1990, and for 25 years has taught Anglican Studies at CDSP, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Ministry Development. He has lectured widely around the Anglican Communion, was a consultant at the 1998 Lambeth Conference, taught in Brazil, the Philippines and Korea, and serves yearly as Visiting Professor at Ming Hua Theological College in Hong Kong.

Listen to Rev. Dr. Kater's comments.