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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 145 weekends to date. Each Happening begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. sharp, and wraps up around 4:00 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.

Any student in the 10th grade through 12th grade can attend. A small number of adults may also attend. Weekends tend to fill quickly, so don't delay! You will receive detailed information about the weekend via email after you register. The registration cost is $60, and a deposit must be paid to confirm your registration. Even if you have filled out all of your forms, the online system won't notify us until the deposit is processed.

Scholarships for Happening participants and staff are available. Contact Glenn Meschko, Happening Board Chair for more information.

Select a Happening weekend below to sign up as a first-time Happener, youth staff member, or adult volunteer.

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  • Click here to view the Happening Flyer, with more details about the weekend format and sign up process.
  • Click here to read a first-hand account of the Happening Experience written by Clara Duffy, a past Student Rector.
  • Listen to Emily Kittrell, immediate past Happening Board Chair, and Maddie Callier speak about the powerful community of the Happening Movement, at Diocesan Council in February 2019.

Leadership Application

Interested in serving in a Happening or HIS Love Senior Leadership position? Click here to complete a Senior Leadership Application form. Be prepared with the contact information (phone and/or email) for a reference, who is familiar with your character and previous leadership experience, and your priest or youth leader. Senior Leadership Roles are only open to youth entering 12th grade in Fall 2020, who have served on Happening Staff or HIS Love Staff at least once.


Board Chairperson:
Glenn Meschko,

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