Diocese of Texas

Diocese of Texas


June 12, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Last summer, Melissa Peter had the idea of helping children in Houston’s Third Ward and began asking how to help at Blackshear Elementary School. To her surprise, the administration told her they received almost no community support, and she resolved to make a...

June 12, 2013

The Rev. Merrill Wade (L) listens as Jeff Lofton (R) answers a question.

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The smooth trumpet of Jeff Lofton filled the local eatery near St. Matthew’s in northwest Austin on June 9. It was the 15th offering of Soul of a Musician, a...

May 20, 2013

Members of St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church in Missouri City, Texas, arrived at a Diocesan Council meeting earlier this year dressed in red and waving red flags to celebrate the completion of their 14-year journey from mission to parish.

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] A sea of...

April 19, 2013

[Diocese of Texas] The Episcopal Diocese of Texas approved today a definitive agreement for the transfer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives, a nationally recognized health care system.

As part of the transfer of St. Luke’s, CHI will contribute more than...

April 18, 2013

[Diocese of Texas] As of the morning of April 18, reports confirm Episcopalians from West, Texas, are safe after the devastating explosion of a fertilizer plant, according to officials from St. Paul’s, Holy Spirit, and St. Alban’s in Waco, just 15 miles to the south. However, countless others...

March 26, 2013

Congregants greet each other at St. David’s, Austin, Texas. Photo/Rick Patrick

[Diolog] By now, most of the clergy and leaders in the Diocese of Texas have heard Mary Parmer’s story. After an invitation from a friend to attend a service at St. Stephen’s, Beaumont, Parmer left...

March 20, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Andy Doyle of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas reflects on the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

March 7, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Jen Moss and 6-year-old Mia meet every Tuesday for an hour through a program called Kids Hope USA, which matches students with mentors. Together, they read, play games and talk.

An hour a week seems like a small amount of time, but for Mia, it has made a big...

March 7, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Upon entering a church, we are all accustomed to the signs asking us to turn our cell phones off or on silent, but one church turned that conventional wisdom on its head. On Sunday, leaders at St. Andrew’s, Pearland, asked congregants to “Please use your...

February 13, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Episcopal Diocese of Texas announces the launch of the LOGOS Project, a video series presenting global faith leaders offering their expertise on theological, practical and spiritual topics.

The project was conceived in 2012 as the church’s version...