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 

safeguarding_ce.jpgLooking for a Safeguarding God's Children workshop? Visit our Current News page.

Summer's here!
Register for summer camp at Camp Capers,
Family Camp at Mustang Island Conference Center,
or a week in Duncan Park, Colorado.
Visit www.dwtx.org/camps

"Celebrations and New Beginnings"
Cathedral House Gallery
May-August
Cathedral House Gallery presents "Celebrations and New Beginnings," with works in oil, watercolor, photography, and other media by various artists around the diocese. The show will hang through August, and visitors are welcome Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cathedral House Gallery is located at the Bishop Jones Center, 111 Torcido, San Antonio, 78209. If you are an artist or know of an artist in your congregation who would like to participate in future displays, please contact Marjorie George.

78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 25-July 3
The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will be held June 25-July 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah. General Convention is held every three years, and this year, one main item of business is the election of a new Presiding Bishop. You can follow diocesan news and updates at www.dwtx.org/general-convention. Visit www.generalconvention.org/ for full reports and resolutions.

48th Triennial Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 25-July 3
The 48th Triennial Meeting of Episcopal Church Women will take place concurrently with General Convention in Salt Lake City. The event brings together delegates from every diocese across the Episcopal Church to conduct business, share information, and learn from dozens of daily workshops. To learn more http://ecwnational.org/triennial-meeting-2015/. News from Triennial will be updated regularly via Twitter and Facebook using #ECWTM48. Follow Triennial on Twitter @ecwspirit and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ecwnational. Delegates from the Diocese of West Texas are: Jane Ahuero, Linda Hollingsworth, Wendy Sulewski, Lyda Neal; and alternates: Dana Thomas and Nancy Schweers. This year, Marjorie George will receive the Honored Woman award at Triennial for the Diocese of West Texas.

Episcopal Night at the Ballpark
Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium, San Antonio
July 12
The annual Episcopal Night at the Missions game will be held Sunday, July 12, when the San Antonio Missions take on the Tulsa Drillers at 6:05 p.m. The Puffy Taco will be available for pictures with the first 500 children, and children can run the bases after the game. Tickets are $8.00 each (ages 2 and under are free); and you can also purchase a voucher for a hot dog, soda, and chips for $6.00. Use the attached order form, mail a check to the Diocese of West Texas, and tickets can be picked up beginning July 7 at the church you list on the form. If you have questions, contact Leigh Saunders in the diocesan office.

Episcopal Night at the Ballpark
Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi
July 22
The annual Episcopal Night at the Hooks game will be held Wednesday, July 22, when the Corpus Christi Hooks take on the Midland RockHounds at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each (ages 3 and under are free). Please send in the attached order form and mail a check to the Diocese of West Texas. The tickets will be available at the Will Call window at Whataburger Field beginning at 9:00 a.m. on game day. If you have questions, contact Leigh Saunders in the diocesan office.

Happening #131
St. Mark's, San Antonio
August 7-9
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Happening #131 will be held Friday-Sunday, August 7-9, at St. Mark's, San Antonio. Happening is a spiritual retreat weekend for young people in grades 10-12. To learn more about Happening, click here. To register, follow the link above.

Mother Daughter Retreat
Camp Capers
September 11-13
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Come to Camp Capers for the annual Mother-Daughter Retreat, to be held Friday-Sunday, September 11-13. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Lisa Mason and Sarah Kates. Girls ages six to 18 are invited to bring their mother, or a mother-like figure in their lives, for a weekend of fun and rest and girl bonding time. Cost is $130 for adults and $90 for children. Register through the link above; or contact the Camps and Conferences Department for more information.

Cursillo #269
Mustang Island Conference Center
October 1-4
Cursillo #269 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center, Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4. The rector for the weekend is Heather Marks, and the spiritual director is the Rev. John Fritts. Learn more about a Cursillo weekend experience here. Online registration will be available soon.

Alumni Camp
Camp Capers
October 24-26
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Join fellow campers this October for the first Alumni Camp. Camp Capers has been well loved in the diocese since it was established in 1947. Come, remember the camaraderie of camp together, and experience it anew. Stay overnight or come out for the festivities during the day on Saturday. Cost: Full weekend - $150, Commuter Rate - $60. For more information, contact Laura Kean.

Bishop's Golf Classic
Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio
October 30
Save the date for the annual Bishop's Golf Classic, benefiting the Camps Scholarship Fund, to be held Friday, October 30, at the Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio. Each year the proceeds grow, with $40,000 raised in 2014 to help send children, youth, adults, and families to the diocesan camping programs. The individual entry fee is $150, with sponsorship opportunities, as well as donation opportunities. See the registration form for all the details. Online registration will be available on August 1.

Thanksgiving on the Island
Mustang Island Conference Center
November 25-28
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Escape to the island with your loved ones for a Thanksgiving to remember at Mustang Island Conference Center. Arrive Wednesday afternoon, November 25. A beautiful feast will follow a service of Holy Eucharist on Thanksgiving Day, complete with all the fixings and pies. The retreat ends with lunch on Saturday, November 28. Relax, stroll along the shore, and visit area points of interest. The cost of Thanksgiving on the Island is $325.00 (family of one); $435 (family of two); $565 (family of three); $695 (family of four); additional child $145; additional adult $220. For more information contact Lynn at 361-749-1800 or lynn.corby@dwtx.org.