You meet the most amazing people around the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, including Dolores DeAngelis of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, Echo Park, telling our monthly St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park Collaborative meeting about plans for the blessing of the animals, in partnership with Holy Spirit Echo Park / Silver Lake, on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. … My friend since college, attorney David Eisen, who helps us in myriad ways; Canon Kathy Hannigan O’Connor zoomed in to say hello … deacons and priests from around the eastern San Gabriel Valley, aka Deanery V, taking counsel together at Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension thanks to the hospitality of our dean, the Very Rev. Canon Michael A Bamberger … the Rev. Juan Jimenez, vicar of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (Anaheim, California), for one of our periodic Mimi’s breakfasts near Disneyland, where we enjoyed a wild ride across acres of religious and political ground … the Ven. Laura Eustis Siriani, archdeacon, and the Very Rev. Melissa McCarthy, canon to the ordinary, for our monthly meeting about the diaconate, which is breaking out all over our diocese … IRIS’s Troy Elder, convening a meeting of immigration activists and experts in Echo Park … Canon Williams, readying our latest exhibit at St. Paul’s Commons, featuring more dazzling paintings by the Rev. Canon Warner Traynham … and the Rev. Canons Susan Russell and Thomas Quijada-Discavage, preaching and celebrating at our weekly St. Paul’s Holy Eucharist, Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. (come join us!).