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To apply, please submit by email:

  • A letter of interest 

  • Clergy OTM Profile

  • Resume or CV 

The Rev. Canon Thomas Quijada-Discavage
Canon for Formation and Transition Ministry
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

840 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Office: 213.482.2040, ext. 220

St. Bede's Transition Prayer

After more than 30 years as Rector of St. Bede’s, Canon Newman retired on September 5, 2021. St. Bede's now has embarked on a transition to call a new Rector. We ask for your prayers during this discernment process.

Almighty God, you know the needs of your Church in every place: Look graciously upon us, the people of St. Bede’s, and grant us the guidance of your Holy Spirit as we seek a new rector for this parish. Give us discernment, wisdom, and confidence in your timing. Guide the members of our Transition Committee, as they labor to be faithful in seeking your will. We pray for the life of our parish, that we may continue to be strengthened in our mission to be Jesus Christ’s heart, hands and feet to our neighbors no matter where they are on their journey of faith. Bless us with mutual trust and respect, courage, and foresight as you shepherd our community through its journey. Grace us with continuous direction and inspire us toward genuine self—reflection. All this we ask as we walk in your ways to the glory of your name. Amen.

How do we select a new rector?

The transition sequence is an interactive process between the Dioceses, the Vestry, the Transition Committee, an Interim Pastor, eligible ordained candidates, and most importantly, input from all members of the St. Bede’s community. We are thankful that the Diocese’s Office of Formation and Transitional Ministry (OFTM) does a lot of the heavy lifting in this process.

Transition Sequence

Transition Resources

  • Mother Judy Baldwin’s Sermon summarizing Parish Transition with inputs from the congregation on Sept 19, 2021.

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