Happening #140: August 3 - 5, 2018

St. Helena's Episcopal Church, Boerne
(410 N Main Street; Boerne, TX 78006)
Cost is $50; scholarships are available.

Student Rector for Happening #140: Drake Nelson
Registration opens online after April 5th, 2018.

Happening #141 will be Nov. 16-18, 2018. 

Happenings are spiritual renewal weekends for older high school students, led by their peers. The diocese sponsors three weekends each year in various locations and has sponsored over 130 weekends to date. 

When? Each Happening begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. sharp, and wraps up around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It is a lock-in, so prepare to stay the entire weekend. The Diocese of West Texas hosts three Happenings each year, usually the first weekend of March, the first weekend of August, and the weekend just before Thanksgiving.

Who Can Attend? Any student in the 10th grade through 12th grade can attend. A small number of adults may also attend. 

Register above for the next upcoming session. Weekends fill up quickly, and we want to assure you of your place. You will receive detailed information about the weekend via email after you register. The weekends usually fill up by a month or so in advance, so don't delay!  

To learn even more about Happening, download this flyer about Happening or read a beautiful, first-hand account of the Happening Experience written by a past Student Rector, Clara Duffy.

New Beginnings #4: April 13 - 15, 2018

New Beginnings is a unique weekend, adapted from the Happening model for middle school youth (6th-8th grade). The fourth one in our diocese will be held Friday-Sunday, April 13-15, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Victoria. This lock-in style retreat addresses the issues, concerns, and needs of young people in middle school, with the goal of helping participants grow in their love of the Lord Jesus Christ, and subsequently, themselves.
The cost for the weekend is $50. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Mary Hayden Manning. Staff training will be held on Saturday, April 7, also at Trinity. Registration is open online.


Spiritual Director: The Rev. Michael Koehler

Assistant Rector, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, San Antonio
(210) 828-6425

Program Information: Kristina Hanley

DWTX Happening Board Chair