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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Summer Camp Season Begins!
Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, & Duncan Park
June 1 - August 12
Our diocesan camping ministry has something for everyone! Camp Capers offers traditional, overnight Summer Camp, with week-long, age specific sessions for children entering 3rd through 12th grade focused on fun, friendships, and spiritual growth. Duncan Park in Colorado hosts week-long adventure camps for adults, jr. high campers, and sr. high campers where everyone can experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains up close. Mustang Island Conference Center has eleven Family Camp sessions, where families of all shapes and sizes come together to relax, play, and pray together, plus a new, mid-week session in July and Labor Day Family Camp in September.
Scholarships are available for all sessions. More information available on the Camps & Conferences webpages.

Artemisia Bowden "Holy Woman" Awards
Christ Church, San Antonio
July 28
On Friday, July 28, the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, will present the first two Artemisia Bowden "Holy Woman: Celebrating a Saint" awards to Dr. Adena Williams Loston, president of St. Philip's College in San Antonio, and Bishop Gary Lillibridge, ninth bishop of the Diocese of West Texas. The ceremony will be held at Christ Church, San Antonio, at noon until 1:30 p.m. This presentation is hosted by the Artemisia Bowden diocesan chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians. Please RSVP to the Rev. Tony Regist at aaregist@hotmail.com. This is part of Presiding Bishop Curry's visit to the diocese to ordain Bishop Suffragan-Elect, the Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, on Saturday, July 29.

Consecration of Bishop Suffragan-Elect
Christ Church, San Antonio
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 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, San Antonio (510 Belknap Place, 78212). The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, will preside and preach. All are welcome; there is no reservation required. You can view the invitation here. The service will be followed by a reception on the lawn, the "Best Church Picnic Ever," with fried chicken and all the sides. Plans are developing for a pie baking contest, as well. Stay tuned for details on the joyful service as they develop.

  • Christ Church will provide childcare during the consecration service on July 29 for infants through Pre-K. Older children are invited to join their parents in the service. Pre-registration for children in childcare is required and can be made here.

Presiding Bishop's Visit
St. Luke's, San Antonio
July 30
The Sunday following the ordination of Bishop Suffragan-Elect, the Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, July 30, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, will be the preacher and celebrant at St. Luke's, San Antonio (11 St. Luke's Lane, 78209). A continental breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. Bishop Curry will speak in a forum setting at 9:30, and then he will preside over a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 10:30. St. Luke's is serving as the Sunday host church, and the diocesan family is invited to attend. Childcare will be available for children in Kindergarten and younger. For more information, contact the church office at 210-828-6425.

Happening #137
TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas
August 4-6
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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.

Movie in the Park
Bishop Jones Center / Cathedral Park
August 18
Come to the beautiful lawns surrounding the Bishop Jones Center in Cathedral Park (San Antonio) for the first Movie in the Park. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs, and blankets for a viewing of "The Sandlot" at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18. Hot dogs and popcorn will be provided. The movie will be shown outside on a big screen, while kids can watch, roam, and play, and all can relax and enjoy the evening. The Bishop Jones Center is located at 111 Torcido, 78209. Print and share the flyer.

World Mission Symposium
Bishop Jones Center
August 26
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The annual World Mission Symposium will take place on Saturday, August 26, in the Mission Room at the Bishop Jones Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The theme is "Developing your church's World Missions program." The Rev. Jason Roberts will be our celebrant and will talk about "Sharing your missions passion with your congregation." Liz Dietrick (St. Francis, Port Isabel) will talk about Mission and the Small Church; Charissa Fenton will share ideas about using videos for mission; and development consultant Shannon Nesbit will encourage us to start thinking outside the box. The cost to attend is $20 and includes lunch and supplies for the day. For more information, contact Kaitlin Rogers, 210-824-5387 or kaitlin.reed@dwtx.org. Register through the link above.

Mother / Daughter Retreat
Camp Capers
September 8-10
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This weekend retreat for daughters and their moms (or mother figures) is a special time to share with each other at camp. Arrive Friday before dinner and enjoy a weekend filled with good food, Bible study and worship, singing, fellowship with women of all ages, and lots of fun activities! Return home on Sunday refreshed and filled with new memories, after the Closing Worship service. Cost for adults is $140, cost for children (ages 6 to 18) is $100. Scholarships are available. For more information contact Camp Capers or call our offices at (830) 995-3966.  

Cursillo #276
Mustang Island Conference Center
October 5-8
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Cursillo #276 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Thursday-Sunday, October 5-8. The lay rector for the weekend is Donald Greer, and the spiritual director is the Rt. Rev. David Reed. Cursillo is a four-day, three-night spiritual retreat for adults. During the Cursillo weekend, participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. Learn more here, and register through the link above.

The Tapestries of our Lives
Cathedral Park
October 13-14
A retreat will be held at Cathedral Park in San Antonio (111 Torcido, 78209) Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, sponsored by the Commission for Women's Ministries. When we look at our lives as a tapestry, we find threads of many colors and textures. Some are times of great joy and productive living; others are times of challenge and maybe even sorrow. God uses all of these threads to create the unique work of art each one of us is and to prepare us for life in abundance. Friday evening, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. includes a light supper. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. includes a  continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Overnight accommodations available in homes or nearby hotels. Childcare provided off site. Registration for this event will open August 1, 2017, and the cost is $45/person. Childcare extra.

Nature as Soul Care
October 27-28
Bishop Jones Center, Cathedral Park
A retreat entitled "Nature as soul care" will be offered at the Bishop Jones Center on Friday and Saturday, October 27-28. Sponsored by Friends of Cathedral Park, this retreat will be led by Steven Chase, Ph.D. is Professor of Spirituality at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. A spiritual director and retreat leader, he has also written several books in the areas of mysticism, contemplative prayer, devotional practices, inter-religious spirituality, and a commentary on the Book of Job. This retreat will provide practice, space, and time to build new connections to nature’s hidden capacities for soul care. The gathering will be 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and will include lunch. Cost is $55/person. Register through the link above. For more information, contact Marjorie George or visit www.cathedralpark-dwtx.org. Please share the flyer.

Cursillo #277
Camp Capers
November 2-5
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Cursillo #277 will be held at Camp Capers Thursday-Sunday, November 2-5. The lay rectora for the weekend is Andrea Bielefeld, and the spiritual director is the Rev. Ripp Hardaway. Cursillo is a four-day, three-night spiritual retreat for adults. During the Cursillo weekend, participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. Learn more here, and register through the link above.

Thanksgiving on the Island
Mustang Island Conference Center
November 22-25
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Thanksgiving on the Island will once again be at Mustang Island Conference Center Wednesday-Saturday, November 22-25. Come with your family and friends and enjoy a relaxing and peaceful get-away at your island home. A traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the sides and pies will be served on Thursday, and in true Thanksgiving fashion, guests can enjoy leftovers afterward. Play games, stroll on the beach, eat, pray, and be in community with each other. Register through the link above. Contact Lynn Corby with any questions at 361-749-1800.

Abundant Living Retreat
Mustang Island Conference Center
January 15-17, 2018
The third annual Abundant Living Retreat: Celebrate the Journey will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Monday-Wednesday, January 15-17. This conference is an opportunity for older adults to have a fun-filled retreat and to reflect on living fully into the golden years. Experts will guide participants in reflection and activities. Delicious meals provided by Kathy and her crew. A day rate will also be available for those who live close to the conference center. More details and registration to come.