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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DWTX Softball
Dellview Park, San Antonio
February 25-May 6, Sundays
DWTX Episcopal Coed Recreational Softball will play its 35th season on Sunday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. beginning Sunday, February 25, to Sunday, May 6 (five games before Easter and five games after Easter - no games on Easter Sunday, April 1). This is a recreational league, so great athletes are not required. If you're looking for competitive, "city league"-type play, this is not it. We make allowances for all skill levels, because anyone who shows up and wants to play, gets to play. We play at Dellview Park near Vance Jackson and 410 in San Antonio. We also plan to have a couple of hot dog cookouts during the season. For more info contact the "Commissioner," Steve Rogers, at or call 210-601-2787. Get more info on Facebook.

50 Days of Easter - 50 Works of Art
Cathedral House Gallery
April - May
Cathedral House Gallery at the Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio presents a stunning new show, "50 Days of Easter - 50 Works of Art" (111 Torcido, 78209). The show features works by Walden Booker, James Hendricks, Terry Gay Puckett, Patti Reed, Edwin Sasek, Patsy Sasek, Peter Szarmach, and Gordon West. A percentage of sales will go to projects of the Diocese of West Texas. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment by calling 210-824-5387. Visit

Discovering Wholeness Retreat
 Camp Capers
April 22 - 27
Another Discovering Wholeness Retreat will be held at Camp Capers, Sunday through Friday, April 22 - 27. This is a retreat community that provides a safe place to become acquainted with your whole self by learning about the structure of psyche and exploring complexes and archetypes. The retreat format is a balance of teaching, individual time, small group work, and recreation. The retreat costs are $1600 for single occupancy or $1500 for double occupancy. (Early registration discount through February 15th: single occupancy, $1500 and double occupancy, $1400). Learn more and register here.

Spring Women's Gathering
Camp Capers
April 27-29

The Commission for Women's Ministry presents the Spring Women's Gathering at Camp Capers Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, this year entitled "Finding Joy as Spiritual Practice." Leaders for the weekend are the women of Church of the Holy Spirit, Dripping Springs. At the gathering, women will focus on joy itself as a spiritual practice and consider the joy already present in current spiritual practices, such as prayer, journaling, and exercise, just to name a few. The cost includes all meals and materials and is $165 for the weekend in a cabin or $245 for the weekend in the lodge, double occupancy. Follow the link above to register online; and scholarships are available. With questions, contact Marjorie George at

Bishop's Valley Golf Classic
April 28
Rancho Viejo Country Club
Returning for a 2nd year, this fundraiser benefits the diocesan Vital University Missions program on Rio Grande Valley campuses. The tournament fee is $150 per golfer, with several sponsorship levels too. Click here for printable registration former and flyer. Online registration is open. Email Mark Hagelberg with tournament questions or our Valley Regional Coordinator, Chelsea Mueller, for more information about Vital UM in the Valley.
[9:30 AM - Check In begins, Practice Rounds, Box Lunch; 12:00 PM Shotgun start; 5:00 PM Awards Reception]  

2018 Summer Camp Season at Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, and Duncan Park starts May 31st!
Download all summer dates here or visit the Camps & Conferences page.

Cursillo #279
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 3-6

Cursillo #279 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Thursday-Sunday, May 3-6. Cursillo is a spiritual retreat weekend that gives church members the tools and "rules of life" to enthusiastically share the joys of knowing Christ with others in their everyday environments. You can learn more about Cursillo here. The Rectora for the weekend is Debbie Gardiner from St. Andrew's, San Antonio, and the Spiritual Director is the Rev. Jonathan Wickham (All Saints', Corpus Christi). Follow the link above for online registration, or print the application here.

Spiritual Retreat in Recovery
Camp Capers
May 4-6

The 111th Spiritual Retreat in Recovery will be held at Camp Capers Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. This retreat is open to all adults who participate in 12-step recovery, including friends and family affected by the disease of addiction. The Rev. Mike Woods (St. Mark's, San Marcos) will lead this year's spring retreat. Participants are welcome to bring musical instruments if they desire. The cost is $195 per person for a double-occupancy room in the lodge or $145 per person in a cabin, which holds up to four guests. The fee covers two nights lodging and five meals from dinner on Friday to breakfast on Sunday. Financial assistance is available; please contact Register online through the link above. Registration closes on April 25th.

Meditative Yoga Retreat
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 11-13

The Meditative Yoga Retreat, at Mustang Island Conference Center Friday-Sunday, May 11-13, combines the healing, rejuvenating, life-giving practices of yoga, meditation, and contemplative Christian prayer. This retreat is open to all, no matter your yoga or meditation experience. Instructors Agatha Wade and Mary Carpenter will offer multiple classes, and the Rev. Mary Earle, as chaplain, will make the connection between Christian theology and yoga. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and the retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday. Come spend a relaxing weekend on the beach participating in a mix of peaceful solitude and community fellowship. A licensed therapist will be onsite to offer massages ($70/hour). The cost for the retreat is $330 single occupancy; $260 double occupancy; or $125 without lodging. Costs include all meals. Scholarships are available. Please contact Lynn Corby at 361-749-1800 or

Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Community Connections Event
Trinity by the Sea, Port Aransas
May 19
The second Community Connections Event in the Coastal Bend for Hurricane Harvey recovery will be held on Saturday, May 19, at Trinity by the Sea, Port Aransas. This event will bring together local resources for those in the community of Port Aransas affected by Hurricane Harvey who are still trying to put their lives back together. Volunteers are needed from other areas to help with logistics, hospitality, serving as a listener / prayer minister, promotions, entertainment, and serving as vendor / presenter liaisons. Members of Trinity by the Sea are encouraged to participate in the event as members of the community. If you would like to help on May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., contact Gayle Gottlich at 361-563-1452 or

World Mission Top Golf Tournament
Top Golf in San Antonio
May 31
World Mission needs you ... and five of your closest friends to come and play Top Golf. The World Mission Top Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday, May 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Top Golf in San Antonio. Get a team together and come join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction (fabulous items from mission countries), and lots of "friendly competition." The cost to play is $100 per player, and $600 for a bay (team of 6). All proceeds benefit the new ministry in Navajoland where the needs are great. With questions, contact Marthe Curry at 210-824-5387.

Abide in Me
TMI Episcopal
June 9
The tenth Abide in Me Conference will be held at TMI Episcopal in San Antonio on Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The focus for this year's conference in stewardship. We know that Christian stewardship involves giving back to God from all that God has given us - giving from our time, our talents, and our treasure. This conference will help us identify the resources of our lives that God has lavished on each one of us - as individuals and as congregations - and present ways we can commit those resources to God. Keynote speaker is the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, bishop of the Diocese of Olympia, Washington. Workshops will be offered. You can view a list of workshops and find more information as it develops at

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
July 5-13
Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas
The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held in Austin July 5-13. Bishops Reed and Brooke-Davidson and a deputation from the Diocese of West Texas will attend. A communication plan will be established soon.

"Reel Recovery" Retreat for Veterans
Camp Capers
September 21-23
A "Reel Recovery" Retreat will be held at Camp Capers, Friday-Sunday, September 21-23. This particular weekend is for male veterans only who are recovering from any form of cancer. Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer. Combining introductory fly-fishing instruction with directed “courageous conversations,” the organization offers a unique experience for men coping with cancer, a time to share their stories; learn a new skill, form friendships and gain renewed hope as they confront the challenges of their recovery. All meals, lodging, and fly-fishing equipment are provided at no cost to the participants. Retreats are led by professional facilitators, and a maximum of 12-14 men are invited to participate. To apply online, call (800) 699-4490 or email You can also visit the website or contact Mike Emerson at (817) 894-7832.

"Fishing for the Hungry" Retreat
October 19-21
Mustang Island Conference Center

The Order of Naucratius would like to invite you to attend the Second Annual Fishing for the Hungry Retreat at Mustang Island Camp and Conference Center, Friday-Sunday, October 19-21. This retreat will be a blending of fishing, prayer, great food, and even better fellowship. Fishing trips will be offered on the bay or shore side, and a fishing charter will be available to venture into the Gulf on Saturday. We ask that participants donate a portion of their catch to the Order of Naucratius, and we will see that the meat is delivered to the needy in our communities. The cost for the event is $325 for single occupancy and $275 for double occupancy and includes five meals, a fishing charter on the Gulf, and various other fishing or recreational options. Inquiries can be made to the Rev. Rob Harris at or the Rev. Rod Clark at Send registration checks to: The Order of Naucratius, care/of the Rev. Rod Clark, 2310 Stewart Road, Mission, Texas 78574.