Diocese of Texas

Articles

June 1, 2011

Some six years ago, St. Alban's Church in Waco, Texas, had an average Sunday attendance of about 115 and a school that was struggling to survive – and a new rector, the Rev. Jeff Fisher, who was determined to find solutions for the church's difficulties.

Today St. Alban's has an ASA of...

March 30, 2011

It took one Boy Scout and 46 mosquito nets. St. John's, Sealy (population 5,278), is the first congregation in the Diocese of Texas to meet the goal of one net per family in the Lenten initiative to fight malaria in 17 African nations. The diocese has more than 27,000 families.

Andrew...

March 3, 2011

In July of 2009, I led a volunteer group to one of Texas Episcopal Disaster Relief and Development’s home repairs. When we arrived, Mr. Stephenson lumbered into a room full of high school students from Hewitt, Texas. They were there to paint his house in one of the final steps of the repair...

March 1, 2011

On a recent visit to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, retired Pakistani Bishop Mano Rumalshah of Peshawar described his diocese as "not a church for the poor, because there are too many. We are a church of the poor."

Rumalshah and the new bishop of Peshawar, the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Sarfaraz...

January 17, 2011

In one of the most touching moments during her visit to the Diocese of Texas Jan. 14-16, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori bent down to get eye to eye with 2-year-old Aniyah Brooks during the blessing of her grandmother's home.

Reina and Melvin Brooks' home was destroyed in...

December 1, 2010

There are some men and women for whom homelessness seems to be a chronic state, others who are temporarily down on their luck, who are working to get back on their feet. Many are Veterans, and today there are a growing number of women who turn up on the steps of Lord of the Streets (LOTS) in...

November 4, 2010

After 16 African-American students and faculty from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin could not find a hospitable Episcopal church in which to worship during the 1940s, they decided to start their own.

Sixty-some years later, several parishioners shared stories of how St. James'...

November 3, 2010

Lori and Tom Ferazzi were out of options. For years, they searched for the best educational opportunities for their son, Eric, who has Down syndrome, but every road was a dead end. Their journey eventually led home to their church, Good Shepherd in Friendswood, where the rector, the Rev. Jim...

October 11, 2010

The "Moving Forward, Exploring a New Path to Full Inclusion" conference at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas was meant to change the way people in the diocese approached consideration of the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)...

September 7, 2010

St. James' Episcopal School third-year student Imani becomes very upset if she arrives to school late because she feels the tardiness will "interrupt her work," reports her mother Brook Davis.

Entering her kindergarten year at St. James', a ministry of its namesake church in East Austin...

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