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

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The Bishop's Valley Golf Classic
Rancho Viejo Country Club
March 31
Online registration is closed, but teams and sponsors can still sign up by contacting Laura Kean at (210/888) 824-5387 or ( or emailing Anne Rentfro ( The premier Bishop's Valley Golf Classic will be hosted at the Rancho Viejo Country Club in Rancho Viejo, 78575. Enjoy a day on the green to support the College Missions program in the Rio Grande Valley. Individual entry fee is $150, with multiple sponsor options. Download the event flyer and registration form or use the green button above to register online. Driving in from out of town? Open this document for accommodations information or call the Rancho Viejo Country Club (956)-350-4000 and ask to speak to Jason about the special rate for tournament players. 
Day of Schedule - 10:30 AM Check-in; 12:00 PM Shotgun Start; 5:00 PM Awards Reception

Sunday Night Live (SNL)
Bishop Jones Center
April 2
Sunday Night Live will held on Sunday, April 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Mission Room at the Bishop Jones Center. SNL is for all San Antonio area high school-age youth. Led by diocesan College Missions leaders, SNL is a time to gather for games, fellowship, food, singing, and worship. For more information, contact Allie Melancon.

Holy Week at the Pavilion
Bishop Jones Center
April 10-13
Join other pilgrims as we walk with Christ toward the cross of Good Friday and the joy of resurrection on Easter morning at the pavilion at the Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio. Morning prayers will be offered Monday-Thursday, April 10-13, starting at 9:00 a.m. each day. On Monday: contemplative prayer; Tuesday: prayer led by Bishops Lillibridge and Reed; Wednesday: blended contemporary prayers; and Thursday: prayers from the New Zealand Prayer Book. Guests are welcome to stay and walk the grounds on their own afterwards. Stations of the Cross will be presented on Good Friday, April 14, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and lasting until 3:00 p.m. at the Headwaters Sanctuary at the University of the Incarnate Word. View a map here. For more information, contact Marjorie George.

Planning for Wellness
The St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio
April 18, 19-20
The Diocese of West Texas and the Church Pension Group will be hosting the Planning for Wellness conferences in San Antonio in early April for both clergy (April 19-20) and lay employees (April 18). The diocese strongly urges clergy and lay employees to register as these conferences are of tremendous benefit to all of us in planning for our retirement years. There is no charge for lay employees to attend. The charge for clergy is $75 or $100 per couple to attend and stay overnight at the St. Anthony Hotel. The "day fee" to attend is $25 for clergy or $50 per couple. Spouses are encouraged to attend. If partial scholarship assistance is needed, please contact Laura Woodall in the bishop’s office. This conference gives everyone the opportunity to meet with specialists from CPG to gain skills on how to take control of finances and health, and how to put a plan together. They will also give information about our benefits, our savings plans and our pensions.
Lay Employees - Register here.
Clergy - Register here.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Martha Gardner at or 1-800-223-6602, Ext. 6290.

New Beginnings #3
Resurrection, San Antonio
April 21-23
New Beginnings #3, lead by Mary Hayden Manning and Olivia Ribble, will take place Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, at Resurrection, San Antonio. This is a spiritual renewal weekend for all middle school youth 6th-8th grade, even those who participated in previous New Beginnings retreats. High school students can apply to be on staff. The Rev. Jim Kee-Rees will serve as the Spiritual Director. Participants register through the link above. Cost per participant and per staff member is $50; scholarships are available. Contact Mary Hayden Manning, for more information.

Poetry and Earth Day
Pavilion at the Bishop Jones Center
April 22
Join retreat leader Carla Pineda in the Pavilion at the Bishop Jones Center on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to noon to celebrate Earth Day, poetry, and this "hallowed ground." Time will be spent in quiet and reflection. There will be readings from the nature poets, Mary Oliver, Thoreau, and others, and participants will ponder the theme for Earth Day 2017, "Environmental and Climate Literacy." Please bring a journal and a pen. Cost is $35, which can be paid at the door, but RSVP to Carla at to hold your space.

Spring Women's Gathering
Camp Capers
April 28-30
The Spring Women's Gathering will be held at Camp Capers Friday-Sunday, April 28-30. The theme this year is "Holy Companions - a shared journey of faith." The foundation for friendship is the act of God. Hearing and honoring one another's stories can be a sacramental act, one that manifests the presence of God. Retreat leaders Carla Pineda and Patty Brooke will guide participants on an exploration of personal spiritual journeys, as those of some biblical women, to expand and deepen the "soul friendships" that nurture our community of faith. The Rev. Sherridan Harrison will serve as chaplain. Hosted by the Commission for Women's Ministries. The cost to stay in one of the lodges for the weekend is $245; and the cost to stay in one of the cabins is $160. Register through the link above. Learn more at

Cursillo #275
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 4-7
Cursillo #275 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Thursday-Sunday, May 4-7. Cursillo is a three-day spiritual retreat for adults that provides the tools and "rules of life" to enthusiastically share the joys of knowing Christ with others. Participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. Learn more about Cursillo here. Register through the link above.

109th Spiritual Retreat in Recovery
May 5-7
Camp Capers
The 109th Spiritual Retreat in Recovery will be held Friday-Sunday, May 5-7, at Camp Capers in Waring, Texas. The retreat leaders are the Revs. Shanna Neff and Rob Harris. In partnership with the Recovery Ministries Commission, the Spiritual Retreat's mission is to provide a safe place to deepen one's spiritual journey, and this is offered to anyone recovering from alcoholism or addictions to other substances, and to the families and friends who have been affected by the disease. Online registration is open through the link above and will remain open until April 27. A commuter rate of $75 is also available. For more information, send an email to

Enriching Your Retirement
Bishop Jones Center, San Antonio
May 18
The Church Pension Group presents "Enriching your Retirement" for retired clergy and spouses on Thursday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. This presentation is an excellent chance for retirees and spouses to learn what you need to know about your benefits, staying healthy, and resources that can support you. The day's topics include: the financial status of the Church Pension Fund; a review of your pension and medical benefits; and wellness practices. Lunch will be provided. To register or learn more, contact the Revs. Frank or Betty Fuller at 361-739-5808 or 361-739-7009 or

Camp Capers' 70th Anniversary
Camp Capers
May 19-21
We are 'Capers Bound' as Camp Capers celebrates 70 years of ministry in 2017, and we want EVERYONE to join in the fun. (Former campers, counselors, D-C-T's, camp parents, retreat attendees - we mean everybody!) Register for the entire weekend or one day. Join us for a Camp Capers reunion to remember!

Abide in Me & the Investiture of the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed
TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas
June 3
This year's Abide in Me conference will be held on Saturday, June 3, at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio beginning at 9:00 a.m. After a morning and early afternoon of workshops revolving around the theme of "renewal," the service of the Investiture of the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed as our tenth diocesan bishop will take place at 2:00 p.m. All are invited whether participating in the conference or not. Clergy are asked to vest, red stoles, please. For more information on the day's events and the workshops to be offered, visit We will be looking again - as individuals and worshipping communities - at the resources and opportunities God has placed before us in our own time and asking, what is God up to in our congregations and what vision is God setting before us? Stay tuned for developing details and registration.

Consecration of Bishop Suffragan-Elect
TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas
July 29
God-willing, Bishop Suffragan-Elect, the Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, will be ordained a bishop during a worship service held on July 29, 2017, at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, will preside. Stay tuned for details on the service as they develop.

Happening #137
TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas
August 4-6
Happening #137 will be held Friday-Sunday, August 4-6, at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio. Happening is spiritual retreat weekend for high school-age youth in the 10th through 12th grades. The cost is $50 and scholarships are available. Register through the link above. For more information, visit here.