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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"Light in the Darkness"
Cathedral House Gallery, Bishop Jones Center
Cathedral House Gallery presents “Light in the Darkness,” an Epiphany show, with works of artists from around the diocese on display and for sale. The show will hang through March 31, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. For more information, contact Marjorie George.

4344-dwtx-council-logo-eng-f-01-crop.jpg113th Diocesan Council
Corpus Christi
February 23-25
The 113th Diocesan Council will convene on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the AmericanBank Center in Corpus Christi. The host church is Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi. Plans are underway, and events include Council worship on Thursday evening, the Bishop's Luncheon (with Bishop Gary Lillibridge as the speaker) on Friday, and a Council Banquet Friday evening to celebrate the ministry of Bishop Gary and Catherine Lillibridge. The business session on Saturday will consist solely of the election of a Bishop Suffragan. Visit the Council website for more details.

Youth In Action
Corpus Christi
February 24-26
Held concurrently with Council 2017, Youth In Action brings the young people of our diocese together for a weekend spent giving back to the Corpus Christi community through service projects with local churches and non-profits. Register YOUTH using the green button above. Adult sponsors can register using this link. More information at:

Bishop Elliott Society Spring Lecture Series
Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi
March 3-4
The Bishop Elliott Society (BES) Spring Lecture Series will be held Friday-Saturday, March 3-4, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, with keynote speaker the Rev. Canon Jordan Hylden, Canon Theologian in the Diocese of Dallas. Hylden's lecture is titled, "Keeping the faith in a free country," and he will offer an understanding of how authority, democratic freedom, and church teaching can help chart a way forward in troubled times. All are welcome. There is no fee for BES members; for non-members, the cost is $40, meals included. The program begins at 5:00 p.m. Friday and adjourns after noonday prayers on Saturday. For more information and to register, visit

Happening #136
St. John's, McAllen
March 3-5
Happening #136 will be held Friday-Sunday, March 3-5, at St. John's, McAllen. Happening is a spiritual renewal weekend for high school students in the 10th to 12th grades. Each Happening begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and completes around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. To learn more about Happening, visit here. Retreat cost is $50 and scholarships are available.

Holding a Space for Women
Pavilion at Cathedral Park
March 7-8
In honor of International Women's Day, all women are invited to gather at the Pavilion at Cathedral Park (Bishop Jones Center, 111 Torcido, San Antonio, 78209) beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. Like a potluck meal in which women offer their favorite dishes for all to share, we will bring our unique gifts to offer each other, within the gentle hospitality of Cathedral Park Pavilion. The schedule is developing, and you can learn more at or view the flyer here. For more information, contact Marjorie George or Catherine Lillibridge.

Cursillo #274
Camp Capers
March 9-12
Cursillo #274 will be held at Camp Capers Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12. 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.

The Bishop's Valley Golf Classic
Rancho Viejo Country Club
March 31
Day of Itinerary- 10:30 AM
Check-in; 12:00 PM Shotgun Start; 5:00 PM Awards Reception
The premier Bishop's Valley Golf Classic will be held on Friday, March 31, at the Rancho Viejo Country Club in Rancho Viejo, 78575. Plan 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. Questions about the tournament? Contact Anne Rentfro (, Kendra Stine (, or Allie Melancon ( 

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.

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.

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. 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.

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!