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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112th Diocesan Council
McAllen Convention Center
February 18-20
The 112th annual Diocesan Council will be held Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen. The host church is St. Alban's, Harlingen. You can follow all the action of Diocesan Council at

Altar Guild Retreat (Diocese of Texas)
Camp Allen, Navasota, TX
March 3-5
The annual Diocese of Texas Altar Guild Retreat will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5, at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas. All diocesan Altar Guild members are welcome and invited to attend. Registration options include the full retreat, or just for the day on Friday. Find more information here.

Spring Bishop Elliott Society Lecture
Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi
March 4-5
The Bishop Elliott Society will welcome the Rev. Samira Izadi Page as the keynote speaker at its spring lecture series, Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, at Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi. Page is founder and Executive Director of Gateway of Grace Ministries in Dallas, Texas, and she will speak on the topic "The Journey of Love - Islam, Christ, and America." Page is a frequent speaker locally and nationally on issues of interfaith relations. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday with dinner and a lecture to follow. A continental breakfast will be offered on Saturday, followed by two lectures, and a dismissal at noon. Visit for more information or to register online. Use the resources to publicize the event: promotional flyer, bulletin announcement, pew sheet.

Happening #133
Holy Spirit, Dripping Springs
March 4-6
Happening #133 will be held Friday-Sunday, March 4-6, at Holy Spirit, Dripping Springs. Happening is a spiritual renewal weekend for high schoolers in grades 10-12. For more information, visit here. The Rector for the weekend is Andrew Owens. Register online through the link above.

Cursillo #271
Camp Capers
March 10-13
Cursillo #271 will be held Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, at Camp Capers. The Rector is Jenny Leidecker from St. Stephen's, Wimberley; Spiritual Director is the Rev. Clayton Elder, St. Philip's, Beeville; and the Assistant Spiritual Directors are the Rev. Chris Cole, Resurrection, Windcrest; and the Rev. Laurie McKim, Advent, Brownsville. Cursillo is a three-day spiritual retreat for adults. Register online by following the link above, or click here for more information about Cursillo and for a printable registration form.

Community of Hope Retreat
Mustang Island Conference Center
March 12-13
Community of Hope in West Texas will hold its annual retreat at Mustang Island Conference Center Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13. The speaker, the Rev. Bruce McNab, is an Episcopal priest and author, spiritual director, and retreat leader. His most recent book, Believing is Seeing: Reading John's Gospel with 21st Century Eyes, will be published in early 2016. Cost for the Community of Hope retreat various for overnight guests Friday to Sunday or day guests only on Saturday and Sunday. Please see the flyer for more information and for a schedule of events. For more information, contact Carol Miller at 210-736-3132 or

Family Camp - Spring Break Session
Mustang Island Conference Center
March 17-20
Gather your family for awesome fun in a Christian community at the Spring Break session of Family Camp at Mustang Island Conference Center. Families will enjoy surf lessons, crafts, games, s'mores, music, worship and more. Rates are: $374 for family of one, $500 for family of two, $650 for family of three, $800 for family of four, each additional child $167 and each additional adult $253. There is no charge for children 24 months or younger at time of session. Rates includes one room, nine meals per person, and activities. Click here to learn more and to see the 2016 summer schedule of Family Camp. Questions? Contact the center at 361-749-1800 or

New Beginnings #2
St. David's, San Antonio
April 15-17
New Beginnings #2, led by Mary Hayden Manning and Miranda Tubilla, will take place Friday-Sunday, April 15-17 at St. David's, San Antonio. New Beginnings is a spiritual renewal weekend for all middle school youth in grades 6-8 and is designed to respond to the issues, concerns, and needs of young people, with the goal of helping participants grow in their love of the Lord Jesus Christ, and subsequently, themselves. This second weekend is also open to those who participated in New Beginnings #1. Cost per participant is $50; register through the link above. High school students can apply to be on staff. The Rev. Lisa Mason and the Rev. Matt Wise will serve as the Spiritual Directors. For more information, contact Mary Hayden Manning.

Spring Women's Gathering
Camp Capers
April 15-17
The annual Spring Women's Gathering will be held at Camp Capers, Friday-Sunday, April 15-17. This year's topic is "Here I Am." Over this weekend we will explore our individual gifts as Paul presents them in Romans 12:6-8. We'll look at our strengths and weaknesses, talk about the place of God's grace and guidance, discern how to listen for God’s call, and consider the role of others in discovering our gifts. There will be plenty of time for rest and reflection as well as good fellowship among godly women who are also listening for the voice of God in their lives. The weekend begins with dinner Friday night and concludes after Eucharist Sunday morning. For more information, go here. To register, follow the link above. Also, view the flyer.

Nails and Prayers - Men's Retreat
Camp Capers
April 22 - 24
Led by the Rev. Jay George, this service retreat is open to all men over 18. Weekend projects will focus on sprucing up Camp Capers for the busy summer season and may include painting, cleaning, landscaping, etc. We need all hands on deck, so invite your Bible Study, dinner group, neighbors, and friends. The weekend cost is $75 per person. Questions? Contact Camp Capers at or (830) 995-3966 ext. 10.

 Cursillo #272
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 12-15

Cursillo #272 will be held Thursday-Sunday, May 12-15, at Mustang Island Conference Center. The Rector is Denise Powers from St. Luke's, San Antonio, and the Spiritual Director is the Rev. Carol Morehead, St. Mark's, San Antonio. Cursillo is a three-day spiritual retreat for adults. Register online by following the link above, or click here for more information about Cursillo and for a printable registration form. 

Small Church: Big Mission
St. George, San Antonio, on May 21
St. Bartholomew's, Corpus Christi, on June 4
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: St. George, San Antonio, on Saturday, May 21; and St. Bartholomew's, Corpus Christi, on Saturday, June 4. The most important aspect of the conference will be the opportunity to share ideas with other churches. Plan are underway for the most effective workshops to offer, and suggestions may be sent to Joann Saylors in the diocesan office. For more information, visit