Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese is a listing of upcoming events sponsored by the Diocese of West Texas' departments and ministries.

April

Holy Week Gatherings at the Bishop Jones Center
Cathedral Park Pavilion
April 15 - 19
Take time to "be still and know" during Holy Week, in the peaceful and serene surroundings of the Bishop Jones Center's Cathedral Park Pavilion. Gather with others (details below) or visit on your own. Park inside the gate, and follow the gravel path at the bottom of the lot to the Pavilion. Prayers, poems, a narrated meditation walk, as well as more information and upcoming events, are available at cathedralpark-dwtx.org. Contact Marjorie George, (210) 857-5387, with questions.

  • Bird Walk with Patty Leslie Pasztour: Monday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Morning Prayer: Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Centering Prayer and Meditation: Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Mindful Yoga and Foot Washing, in the springs: Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Prayers and Silence: Good Friday, April 19, at 12:00 p.m.

Spring Women's Gathering - "Then and Now: Encounters with Jesus in the Gospel of John"
Camp Capers 
April 26 - 28
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The 2019 Spring Women’s Gathering at Camp Capers will feature the leadership of the Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge as we explore four women in the Gospel of John who impacted Jesus' life and ministry, and upon whom he had a profound impact: his mother, Mary; the Samaritan woman at the well; the woman who anoints him at a meal, Mary the sister of Lazarus and Martha; and the "apostle to the apostles," Mary Magdalene. Registration cost is $165 to stay in a cabin or $245 to stay in a lodge room (double occupancy). For more information, contact Marjorie George (marjorie.george@dwtx.org). Click here for printable event flyer.

Praying with Paint
Bishop Jones Center
April 27
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Jacqui Read will lead participants through a short meditation time, using paint as a medium for visual prayer. This workshop will be from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. No experience is necessary, and no one will critique the art. It’s all about the process. Cost $25.

May

Cursillo #282
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 2 - 5
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During the Cursillo weekend, participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. Rodney Hart is serving as the Rector, and the Rev. John Hardie is serving as Spiritual Director. Click the green button above to sign up, and find more information at dwtx.org/cursillo

Nails and Prayers Service Weekend
Camp Capers
May 3 - 5
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Each Spring the men of our diocese (ages 18 and up) gather for worship, fellowship, teaching, prayer, and the opportunity to give back to Camp Capers through service as staff prepare for the summer camp season. There will be a variety of projects involving different levels of physical labor and construction expertise. Bring your work gloves, any tools you may want, and a servant’s heart. Cost is $75. Contact Camp Capers for more information.

Spiritual Retreat in Recovery
Camp Capers
May 3 - 5
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Our retreat leader the Rev. Brad Landry, Rector at St. Paul’s, San Antonio, will provide topical spiritual insight and members of AA, CA, NA, ACA and Al-Anon will share their experience, strength and hope with all. Breakout session topics include 11
th Step Meditation, New Trends in Recovery, Visioning Boards and a Walk/Run to the neighboring town of Waring.  The mission of the Spiritual Retreat in Recovery is to provide a safe place to deepen ones spiritual journey.  All in recovery including families and friends affected by the disease of addiction are welcome. No church affiliation is required.  Attendees will be treated to warm hospitality, delicious food and thoughtful presentations in a beautiful hill country setting along the Guadalupe River. Cost is $195 per person (Lodge Rooms, double occupancy) and $145 per person (Cabins, up to 4 per room). Registration opens March 13.

Movie in the Park
Bishop Jones Center - Cathedral Park
May 10
You're invited to a free outdoor movie night, featuring "The Greatest Showman," at the Bishop Jones Center grounds, known as Cathedral Park. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets (no glass containers, please), family, and friends. Popcorn will be served. Movie starts at 8:00 p.m., with a run-time of one hour and 46 minutes. All are welcome!

World Mission Top Golf Fundraiser
Top Golf San Antonio
May 14
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Support World Mission initiatives at Top Golf! Register as an individual player or as a team for a night of delicious food, a silent auction, and prizes for the winning teams! For more information or questions, contact Tatiana Hoecker (tatiana.hoecker@dwtx.org). Click here for printable event flyer.

Fishing for the Hungry Retreat
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 17 - 19
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Sign up for a weekend of fishing, prayer, great food, and fellowship with opportunities to bay fish, wade fish, beach fish, and/or kayak. Single Occupancy cost is $375, Double Occupancy is $300, and Youth Double Occupancy is $100. Price includes offshore fishing charter (Saturday afternoon), wade fishing trip (Saturday or Sunday morning), meals accommodations, swag, and door prizes. This event is hosted by the Order of Naucratius, and though not mandatory, fishers are encouraged to share a portion of their harvest to benefit the Metro Ministries feeding program in Corpus Christi. Questions? Contact Rev. Rod Clark (rod@peterpaul.org).

Revitalizing Stewardship - Parts A & B
TMI Episcopal
May 18 and June 22
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To re-energize and support stewardship at a congregational level, Bishop Reed and the Stewardship Department are hosting Revitalizing Stewardship 2019, three coordinating workshops led by Richard Rogers of Horizons Stewardship. Click here to listen to Richard Roger's introduction and presentation, from Council 2019. Part A (May 18, TMI) will develop a foundation of learning with common language and commitment to best stewardship practices. Part B(June 22 at Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi) will provide a deeper dive into developing a year-round stewardship plan and model annual stewardship campaign. Churches are encouraged to appoint a stewardship team from their congregation to attend one or both of these workshops. Registration cost is $30 per person, for one session OR $50 per person, to attend both A and B. For information about Part C (individualized annual campaign consultant services, Fall 2019), click here or contact Nancy Stinson. Churches must have attended BOTH Part A and B to be eligible for Part C. 

Summer Camp 2019

June through August
Camp Capers - Summer Camp
Duncan Park
- Summer and Family Camp
Mustang Island
- Family Camp