Around the Diocese

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


Fall Women's Gathering - All Shall Be Well: Julian of Norwich, a Guide in Prayers
Church of Reconciliation, San Antonio
October 11 and 12, Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The 2019 Fall Women's Gathering - All Shall Be Well: Julian of Norwich, Guide in Prayers - will be led by the Rev. Mary Earle and discuss practical wisdom for living and insight for praying, using rich imagery from the visions and teachings of Julian Norwich, a 14th-century, Christian mystic. 
This two day gathering will meet at Church of Reconciliation, San Antonio, on Friday evening, 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., with programming to begin at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration cost ($45) covers meals and program. Click here to view or print the event flyer. For more information, contact Linda Hollingsworth, Commission President, at

Art and Soul Retreat
Camp Capers
October 11 - 13
The new Art and Soul Retreat will focus on feeding the soul through art! Together, create a space for creativity and for spiritual formation in community with other artists from across the diocese. Bring your own supplies to work on ongoing projects, or sign up for an artist-led workshop to try a new skill. The cost is $260 for Double Occupancy Lodge Room, $310 for Single Occupancy Lodge Room, or $160 for the Cabins, per person. For more information, contact Camp Capers at or (830) 995-3966.

4th Annual Abundant Living Retreat: "Embracing the Second Half of Life"
Mustang Island Conference Center
October 14 - 16
The 4th Annual Abundant Living Retreat: "Embracing the Second Half of Life" at Mustang Island Conference Center (October 14 - 16) is geared for participants at least "60 years young." Keynote sessions led by Dr. John Price will be paired with workshops on healthy living, finances, journaling, and dream analysis, as well as free time beach walks, yoga, and music. The cost is $320 for a single occupancy room, $260 per person for a double occupancy room, or $90 for commuters. For more information, contact the conference center at (361) 749-1800 or by emailing Lynn Corby, at


Cursillo Español #283
Camp Capers
November 7 - 10
Cursillo Español #283 en Camp Capers (7 - 10 de noviembre) es un retiro espiritual durante el cual los candidatos participan en un pequeño curso de Cristianismo por medio de su compañerismo en estudio y servicios religiosos. El cursillo esta abierto para: todos los miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal, ELCA Luterana, y la Iglesia Catolica, con la debida autorizacion de su parroco o pastor. El precio es de $210. Haga clic aquí para registrarte. For Cursillo information in English, visit

14th Annual Bishop's Golf Classic
Canyon Springs Golf Club
November 8
Spend a day on the green for a good cause! The annual Bishop's Golf Classic raises funds for the Camps Scholarship Fund. Our diocesan camp programs seek to create safe spaces for children, youth, and adults to experience the love of God, then return to their home communities equipped and inspired to share Christ's love with the world. Click here to open the flyer, and click here to sign up as a sponsor or team. Contact Clay Michel at for sponsorship details.

Christian Formation Day Retreat
Bishop Jones Center, Mission Room
November 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
As leaders of Christian Formation in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, you want more time to
connect with each other in person, share insights that work, and learn actionable insights that will impact your personal communications, leadership, and ministry. This is your chance! Whether you work with kids, teens, families or adults as a volunteer, lay staff or clergy, this retreat is for you. Participants will spend the morning discussing current topics and sharing successful resources; after lunch, Elizabeth Stephens will lead a personalized Enneagram workshop with transformative information for you and your ministry. Registration cost is $20 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. If childcare is a concern, please contact Sarah Kates, Christian Formation Committee Chair, at by Monday, October 28.

The 48th Annual Silent Retreat - "Gathering All at the Table: A Daily Invitation to Serve and Be Served"
November 15 - 17 (Retreat Schedule)
T Bar M Camp & Retreats, New Braunfels
During the Silent Retreat, silence is observed from Friday Compline until Sunday morning breakfast. Daily Offices, led by the Rev. Judith Rhodes, anchor each day and ample personal time allows for solitude and reflection. This year’s retreat conductor, Catherine Lillibridge, will share a series of meditations and opportunities to consider silence and contemplation as spiritual practices through which to discern God’s call to action and ministry. Several spaces remain available for this limited-enrollment event (maximum of 30). Total retreat cost is $335.00, with $135.00 of that amount due with the registration form. Some financial assistance is available as needed. The registration deadline is Friday, October 11. Individuals interested in attending should contact Rilda Baker, at (210) 422-9459 or, to request additional information and a registration form. 

Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Retreat
Camp Capers
November 15 - 17
The Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Retreat at Camp Capers is a brand new retreat for parents and their children (ages 6 - 18) to experience Camp Capers together. Led by the Revs. Beth Wyndham and Brad Landry, the weekend will include games and activities, conversations about faith and Bible study, worship, and fun for mothers with sons and fathers with daughters. All are invited to make memories that will last a life time. The cost is $150 per adult and $110 per child. For more information, contact Camp Capers at, or (830) 995-3966.

Happening #144
Epiphany, Kingsville
November 22 - 24

Happeningare spiritual renewal weekends for older high school students (10th-12th grade), led by their peers. Registration is $50 and will open in September 2019. For more information, visit or contact


Holiday on the Island
Mustang Island Conference Center
December 6 - 8
Holiday on the Island at Mustang Island Conference Center invites families to begin your holiday celebrations on the beach. Enjoy games, walks along the sand, arts and crafts, worship, and delicious, family-style meals. Save the date and invite your extended family. Online registration will open in October 2019. For more information, contact Lynn Corby at

January 2020

For dates and information about Mid-Winter Camp Sessions and the Father/Son Retreat at Camp Capers, visit Online registration will open November 1, 2019.