January 2018 Newsletter

Greetings fellow chaplains. My name is Steven Gomez and I am a State Chaplain at Patton State Hospital. This past week for me has been a week of “connecting,” of being present in the moment and to others. This is what we do as chaplains and what we hope to facilitate. This happened, first of all, at the […]

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December 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.     Brothers and sisters in State service,   My name is Benzion Lew; I am the Jewish Chaplain at Calipatria State Prison. I have been working at Calipatria for fourteen years, and I am blessed to work with a great team. I have had the great […]

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September 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.     Driving along a dusty road on the Rez on my way to join family and friends at our summer ceremonies, I was reminded of all the different places I’ve been in my life and those that have shared my life with in some way. Today, I can […]

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August 2017 ACCSS Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.   When considering what might be appropriate for a newsletter for California State Chaplains, who for the most part are part of CDCR, I believe a word of encouragement is in order. But, my dear chaplain friend, this encouragement may come at you from just an odd slant or […]

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July 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.   In the last few weeks, I have been reminded just how important listening is as a part of our calling as chaplains.   Many times we concentrate on the message we want to deliver, the issue that is most pressing, or working to plan or implement a new […]

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June 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.   The car starts and there I am, window down, heater on, music playing in the background as I make my weekly 35 minute drive to my cousin’s house for a haircut. Excessive to some, lacking sense to others, if you’ve met me you know the secret…….I don’t have […]

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2016 Chaplain Training

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 For a PDF of this accouncement: 2016-training-announcement

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