Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese (below) 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.

Church Events

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

Monthly Calendar

The Monthly Calendar allows the viewer to see diocesan events during the specified month. A click on each event will lead to more information.

 

Around the Diocese 

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Small Church: Big Mission 
St. Bartholomew's, Corpus Christi, on June 4
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The Diocese of West Texas is excited to offer Small Church: Big Mission, a conference for churches with an average Sunday attendance (ASA) of 100 or below, although all churches are welcome to attend. This conference will be offered in two locations with the same content: St. George, San Antonio, on Saturday, May 21; and St. Bartholomew's, Corpus Christi, on Saturday, June 4. Both days will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read about the three plenary sessions and workshops descriptions here. Cost is $25 per person but no more than $100 per congregation. If you church needs to register a fifth individual (or more), please contact Leslie Mixson or Nancy Stinson, 888/210-824-5387. Lunch and materials included. Check-in each day begins at 8:30 a.m. Childcare will be available at both locations - childcare registration can be found here. For more information, visit www.dwtx.org/smallchurch.

Fishin' for Mission
St. Peter's, Rockport
June 10-11
The annual Fishin' for Mission fishing tournament will be held at St. Peter's, Rockport, on Friday-Saturday, June 10-11. This tournament raises funds for the diocesan World Missions program. Cost is $85 per angler or $50 for anglers under the age of 17; registration must be received by June 1. Each team can have a maximum of four anglers, and all must be registered to fish. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday at St. Peter's, fishing on Saturday in all waters from Baffin Bay to San Antonio Bay, with the weigh-in at 3:00 Saturday afternoon at St. Peter's. See here for complete tournament information and the registration form. Make checks payable to St. Peter's Rockport/Fishin for Mission and mail to Michael Glick, P.O. Box 866, Boerne, TX 78006.

Episcopal Night at the Ballpark
Wolff Stadium, San Antonio
June 20
The annual diocesan Episcopal Night at the Ballpark in San Antonio will be on Monday, June 20, when the San Antonio Missions play the visiting Corpus Christi Hooks at Wolff Stadium at 7:05 p.m. Game tickets are $9, and you can purchase vouchers for a hot dog, soda, and chips for $6 each. Diocesan College Missioner, Caroline Garcia, will sing the National Anthem, and kids can stand on the field wearing their team hats and jerseys during the singing of the anthem (please be at the Corona Cantina by 6:30). Ticket order form/flyer is here; please submit by June 8 to the Diocese of West Texas, P.O. Box 6885, San Antonio, 78209. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the church listed by June 16.  

Episcopal Night at the Ballpark
Whataburger Field
August 2
The annual diocesan Episcopal Night at the Ballpark in Corpus Christi will be on Tuesday, August 2, when the Corpus Christi Hooks play the visiting San Antonio Missions. More information to come; save the date for now.

Artemisia Bowden, Saint's Day
August 18
August 18 is the day to celebrate Artemisia Bowden and her ministry, after her inclusion in "Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints" following the General Convention of The Episcopal Church in 2015. Dr. Bowden is the first saint to be recognized from the Diocese of West Texas. The Collect for the day is as follows: O God, by your Holy Spirit, you give gifts to your people so that they might faithfully serve your Church and the world: We give you praise for the gifts of perseverance, teaching and wisdom made manifest in your servant, Artemisia Bowden, whom you called far from home for the sake of educating the daughters and granddaughters of former slaves in Texas. We thank you for blessing and prospering her life’s work, and pray that, following her example, we may be ever mindful of the call to serve where you send us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Learn more.

Cursillo #273
Mustang Island Conference Center
October 6-9
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Cursillo #273 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9. Cursillo is a three-day spiritual retreat that give participants the tools to share the joy of Christ with others. Learn more about Cursillo here. This weekend is designed especially for young adults. The Rectora for the weekend is Laurie Haney, and the Assistant Rectora is Heather Marks. Spiritual directors are the Rev. John Hardie (St. Mark's, Corpus Christi) and the Rev. Rob Harris, Christ Church, San Antonio. Register through the link above.

Fall Women's Gathering
Camp Capers
October 14-16
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The annual Fall Women's Gathering at Camp Capers will be held Friday-Sunday, October 14-16. Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and the retreat lasts through Sunday Eucharist. The topic for the weekend is "Breathing in Discipleship; Breathing out Apostleship," and the keynote speaker is Bishop Suffragan Laura Ahrens of the Diocese of Connecticut. Cost is $165 per person to stay in a cabin or $245 per person to stay in the lodges. For more information, contact Marjorie George.

Cursillo #274
Camp Capers
November 3-6
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Cursillo #274 will be held at Camp Capers Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6. Cursillo is a three-day spiritual retreat that give participants the tools to share the joy of Christ with others. Learn more about Cursillo here. The Rectora for the weekend is Sherri Digby, and the Spiritual Director is the Rev. Milton Black. Register through the link above.