Church Events

Church Events

Church and Other Events (below) lists all upcoming events at our various churches, schools, and other agencies of interest. Contacts and links for more information are listed.

Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese is a listing of all upcoming events that are sponsored by the departments and ministries of the Diocese of West Texas. Online registration, if available, is noted.

Monthly Calendar

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Church and Other Events

August 14-18 - Good Samaritan Community Services requests Back-to-School Supplies for students in the Rio Grande Valley. Each summer, GSCS hosts School Supply Drives in San Antonio and the RGV benefiting over 400 children and youth living in poverty. GSCS - Rio Grande Valley (Pharr) will be accepting donations from August 14th to August 18th for over 100 students in Pharr. View the supply list here. Contact Emily Vandewalle at for more information.

August 27 - Please join the TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas Board of Governors, faculty, staff, and community for the Installation of the new Headmaster, the Rev. Scott Brown, on Sunday, August 27, at 4:00 p.m. in All Saints Chapel at TMI (20955 W. Tejas Trail, 78257). A reception will follow the ceremony in the Johnston Amphitheater, immediately outside the chapel. Dress is business casual/comfortable, as the reception will be outside. RSVP at

September 15-17 - A three-day retreat entitled "Befriending the Mystic Within: Abiding in the Heart of the Beloved" will be presented at Oblate Theological Seminary in San Antonio on Friday-Sunday, September 15-17. The retreat will draw upon the works and the energy of the great Christian Mystics, exploring their timeless wisdom and exploring how their words deeply resonate in our fractured world today. There are rates to stay in the lodges, as well as to commute each day. You can learn more and register here

September 19 - A nine-week class, "Spiritual Practices of the Desert Mothers" will be presented at Oblate Theological Seminary in San Antonio beginning on Tuesday, September 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and continuing on Tuesday mornings through November 14. During this nine-week class, we will learn about the Desert Mothers or Ammas and will explore practices that their lives and sayings offer us. The class will be facilitated by the Rev. Mary Earle and Rosalyn Collier, and the book The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness by Earle will be used. You can order the book online here. Learn more about the class and register here. There is an $85 registration fee.

September 24 - Holy Spirit, San Antonio, will host Mariachi Campanas de America as the music worship leaders for a Mariachi Mass to celebrate the church's Homecoming Sunday on September 24 at the 10:00 a.m. service. Campanas de America is an innovative 12-piece musical ensemble mariachi band founded in 1978 in San Antonio. Characterizing the music of Campanas de America as simply “mariachi” does not describe the entire musical spectrum produced by this group of multi-talented musicians. Expanding in style from traditional mariachi sounds, the band also uses more diverse instruments including the accordion, keyboards, and a full drum kit. Holy Spirit is located at 11093 Bandera Road in San Antonio. You may contact the church office at 210-314-6729 for more information.

September 30 - Magdalena House in San Antonio will host its tenth annual gala, An Evening of Hope, on Saturday, September 30, at La Cantera Hill Country Resort (16641 La Cantera Pkway, 78256). Magdalena House serves mothers fleeing human trafficking, domestic violence, rape, poverty, and homelessness. This is an exciting year for the home as it celebrates 10 years and as two new on-site homes and a cul-de-sac are being built, as well as a wellness center. Additionally, the families living at Magdalena House were able to attend Family Camp at Mustang Island Conference Center for the third summer this year. Individual tickets to the gala are $150, or you can also become a sponsor. Click here to see purchase options here. Learn more about Magdalena House at

November 3-5 - St. Thomas, San Antonio, will host "Healing the Soul from the Inside Out," a conference on healing and the International Order of St. Luke the Physician (OSL) on Friday-Sunday, November 3-5. Keynote speaker, the Rev. Hugh Bromiley, the North American Director of the OSL, will inspire participants to put all problems in front of the Lord. Along with his wife, the Rev. Monte Bromiley, Hugh runs two healing centers, one near San Marcos, Texas, and one in Virginia. He has been active in healing ministry for 28 years. Hugh and Monte will each offer lectures during the weekend, and there will also be time for praise and worship and healing services. Registration is $25 per person before October 20, or $35 per person after that date. Included is snacks on Friday night, a continental breakfast and boxed lunch on Saturday, and refreshments. Contact John Gillard at or 210-213-5711.