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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The 115th Diocesan Council
McAllen, Texas
February 21 - 23
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Council will convene at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the McAllen Convention Center (700 Convention Center Blvd, 78501) and conclude at noon on Saturday, February 23. Council will be hosted by the Upper Valley Episcopal Churches: St. John's, McAllen; St. Peter & St. Paul, Mission; Grace, Weslaco; Trinity, Pharr and St. Matthew's, Edinburg. For more information, visit the council website.

Food for the Soul
Mustang Island Conference Center
March 8 - 10
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Spring cooking at your island home! Mark your calendar and sign up for a weekend of food, fun and fellowship together in God's coastal creation. The Rev. Lisa Mason from St. David's Episcopal Church will serve as chaplain. Registration costs are $310 (single occupancy) or $260 (double occupancy, with roommate requested). If you have questions, call Mustang Island Conference Center at 361-749-1800 or email lynn.corby@dwtx.org.  

Cathedral Park Faith and Art Workshops: Pebble Mosaics
Bishop Jones Center
March 9
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Pebble Mosaics: Creating Circles of Blessing is the first in a four-part workshop series on Faith and Art. Led by David Chidgey, participants will learn to use various colors of natural pebbles to create a 6"x6", framed mandala mosaic. Registration cost if $35, and the workshop will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Limited to eight participants. Contact Marjorie George with questions, or visit the Cathedral Park website for more information.

Spring Break Family Camp
Mustang Island Conference Center
March 14 - 17
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This Spring Break, spend a long weekend relaxing at the beach with your family, sharing delicious meals, and enjoying family-friendly worship services and activities. For more information or to sign up, call the conference center (361-749-1800), email Lynn Corby (lynn.corby@dwtx.org), or visit dwtx.org/mustangislandcc

Cursillo #281
Camp Capers
March 14 - 17
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Each Cursillo weekend is is patterned on Jesus' own example. He searched out and called groups of potential leaders, trained them and sent them out to bring the world to Him. The weekend begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon; participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. To sign up for Cursillo #281, click the green Register button above. For more information and other 2019 Cursillo dates, visit dwtx.org/cursillo.

Bishop's Valley Golf Classic
Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club
March 22
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The Bishop's Valley Golf Classic benefits Vital University Missions' (Vital UM) program in the Rio Grande Valley. Team and sponsor sign is open at the link above. A printable flyer and registration form can be downloaded by clicking here. Contact College Missions for more information.

The Good, the True, and the Beautiful: Bishop's Spring Retreat
Camp Capers
March 29 - 31
This weekend focused on story-telling and spirituality will feature keynote speakers the Rt. Rev. Kee Sloan, 11th Bishop of Alabama, author and storyteller, and Radney Foster, Americana singer-songwriter and author. More information and online registration will be available in February 2019.

A Morning of Journaling and Poetry
Bishop Jones Center
April 5
Led by Carla Pineda. Use journaling and  poetry (no experience necessary) as a pathway for connection to the sacred. Spend a Friday morning (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) breathing, writing, connecting, and taking time out for self renewal. Cost $25. Registration opening soon.

Stopping the Chatter: Art-Making as Contemplative Practice 
Bishop Jones Center
April 13
Artist, sculptor and writer Frederick Franck wrote, “You can only see when the chatter stops.” This workshop will offer guided activities to quiet the mind, Saturday morning from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Discover new ways of seeing through drawing and printmaking. Led by Leslie Mixson. Cost $30. Limited to ten participants. Registration opening soon.

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
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. Registration opening soon.

World Mission Top Golf Fundraiser
Top Golf San Antonio
May 14
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.