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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Around the Diocese

"Fishing for the Hungry" Retreat
Mustang Island Conference Center

October 19-21
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The Order of Naucratius invites you to attend the Second Annual Fishing for the Hungry Retreat at Mustang Island Camp and Conference Center, Friday-Sunday, October 19-21. This retreat will be a blending of fishing, prayer, great food, and even better fellowship. Fishing trips will be offered on the bay or shore side, and a fishing charter will be available to venture into the Gulf on Saturday. We ask that participants donate a portion of their catch to the Order of Naucratius, and we will see that the meat is delivered to the needy in our communities. The cost for the event is $325 for single occupancy and $275 for double occupancy, which includes five meals, a fishing charter on the Gulf, and various other fishing or recreational options. To sign up email the Rev. Rob Harris at rob@stchrisbandera.org or the Rev. Rod Clark at rod@peterpaul.org or send registration checks to: The Order of Naucratius, care/of the Rev. Rod Clark, 2310 Stewart Road, Mission, Texas 78574.

Bishop's Golf Classic - benefiting Camps Scholarship Fund
The Republic Golf Club
November 2
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Sign up for a fun day on the green and make a difference in a child's life! All proceeds from the 2018 Bishop's Golf Classic will provide partial and full camp scholarships for children, youth, and families. Golfer entry fees are $150/player with multiple Sponsorship Levels for individuals, churches, groups, or businesses. Golfers and sponsors can sign up by submitting a completed registration form by mail or by fax (see form for contact information) OR click the green [Register] button above to sign up online. Shotgun start is at noon, with a delicious Dinner and Awards Ceremony following the tournament. Questions? Contact Golf Co-Chair, Clay Michel (jcmichel737@yahoo.com).  

Bishop's Preaching Retreat
Mustang Island Conference Center
November 7-9
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A two night retreat for priests in the Diocese of West Texas to plan and prepare for the upcoming preaching season, led by Bishop Brooke-Davidson. Participants are encouraged to bring planning tools and resources to share. Space limited based on room availability. Registration fee is $150, with clergy continuing education scholarships available upon application. Questions? Contact Leigh Saunders (leigh.saunders@dwtx.org; 210/888-824-5387).

Cursillo #280
Camp Capers
November 8-11
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Cursillo #280 will be held at Camp Capers Thursday-Sunday, November 8-11. This three-day retreat gives church members the tools and "rules of life" to enthusiastically share the joys of knowing Christ with others in their everyday environments. Rectora for the weekend is Courtney Duffield, and the Spiritual Director is the Rev. Paul Frey. Register through the link above or learn more here.

Diocesan Altar Guild Workshops
Bishop Jones Center
November 10
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The annual diocesan Altar Guild gathering will be held Saturday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bishop Jones Center (111 Torcido Dr., San Antonio, TX 78209). Workshop topics include "The Seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany", "Retention and Recruitment of Altar Guild Members," and "How to Make Your Altar Guild Great."  Lunch will be provided. For more information or to sign up, contact Pat Donegan (pdonegan@aol.com). Registration is also available online by clicking the green register button above.

Holiday on the Island
Mustang Island Conference Center
November 16 - 18
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Give thanks and gather 'round the table at Holiday on the Island, with its new dates the weekend before Thanksgiving. Join with other families and your own at Mustang Island Conference Center for a long weekend filled with good food and warm memories; Family Camp is open to all. Register using the green button or visit the Mustang Island Conference Center page for more information about accommodations and pricing; scholarships available.

Happening #141
St. David's Episcopal Church, San Antonio
November 16 - 17
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Happenings are spiritual renewal weekends for older high school students, led by their peers. The Diocese of West Texas sponsors three weekends each year in Episcopal churches throughout our region. Each one 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. Register through the link above, contact the Happening Board with questions (dwtxhappening@yahoo.com), or learn more here.

Spring Women's Gathering - "Then and Now: Encounters with Jesus in the Gospel of John"
Camp Capers 
April 26 - 28, 2019
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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.