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.

 

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Daughters of the King Spring Assembly
St. Bartholomew's, Corpus Christi
May 6-7
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The Diocesan Daughters of the King will hold their annual Spring Assembly at St. Bartholomew's, Corpus Christi (622 Airline Rd., 78412), on Friday, May 6, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The theme of the assembly is "Re-birth of the Church: A New Blooming." Guest speakers are the Revs. Bruce Wilson and Rod Clark. Cost is Senior DOK Friday-Saturday, $45; Senior DOK Saturday only, $25; Junior DOK flat rate of $15. Available hotels/rates in Corpus Christi are listed on the flyer. Please register by April 20 through the link above or through the mail-in registration form on the flyer.

Meditative Yoga Retreat
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 6-8
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Mustang Island Conference Center will host a Meditative Yoga Retreat: Wellness for Body, Mind, and Spirit, Friday-Sunday, May 6-8. This retreat, led by Agatha Wade, Mary Carpenter, and the Rev. Mary Earle, will incorporate meditative yoga practices, Christ-centered prayer, labyrinth walks, and yoga classes for all levels of yoga (retreat flyer). The weekend will begin on Friday evening with dinner and conclude on Sunday after lunch; for a full schedule, click here. Cost for the weekend is $120 for day guests, $255 for double occupancy, and $325 for single occupancy. Questions? Call Mustang Island Conference Center at 361-749-1800 or contact Lynn Corby.

World Mission Top Golf Tournament
Top Golf, San Antonio
May 11
The Department of World Mission will host a Top Golf Tournament at Topgolf in San Antonio (5539 N Loop 1604 W, 78249) on Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for pro golfers and duffers. Gather a team for food, drinks, prizes, a silent auction, and plenty of "friendly competition." The Revs. Lisa Mason and Chuck Woehler are chairing the clergy teams, and they extend the challenge to all clergy to play. Of course, everyone is invited to play; and if you need a team, you will be placed on one. Each team consists of six players. The cost is $100 per golfer, and this includes the golf games, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available. For more information or to register, contact Kaitlin Reed or Betty Chumney in the diocesan office at 888/210-824-5387.

 Cursillo #272
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 12-15
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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. 

Kaleidoscope of Life
St. Alban's, Harlingen
May 14
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The Commission for Women's Ministries-Valley will host a Kaleidoscope workshop day on Saturday, May 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Reed Outreach Center at St. Alban's, Harlingen. "God Revealed through the Eyes of Women" will be performed by Sam Carter Gilliam and feature Eve, who represents creation, a bold initiative; Elizabeth and Mary, who represent the incarnation and outrageous courage; and Mary Magdalene, who represents the resurrection and abiding faith. Cost is $20 per person or $60 for a group of four. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Register through the link above. For more information contact Lyda Neal at 956-330-9148 or Wendy Sulewski at 956-532-7986. View the flyer.

Small Church: Big Mission
St. George, San Antonio, on May 21
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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.

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.