Calendar of Events

Enjoy the grounds at your own pace and on your own schedule or join one of the on-going groups or one-time events. We frequently sponsor workshops, seminars, and retreats that are open to the public; some are free of charge and some have fees. To receive notice of new events in your email inbox, subscribe in the “follow blog” box at the bottom of the front page or in the column at the right on this and other pages.


Workshops, Seminars, Retreats

A Visit with Uganda

Friday, Sept 28, 9 am to noon
Monday, Oct 1, 10 am to noon

When missionaries from the Diocese of West Texas visit Uganda, they always include time on Prayer Mountain, a sacred and serene place of prayer for all of God’s children.

That experience will be replicated at Cathedral Park on Friday, Sept 28, with a prayer retreat led by Bishop Henry Orombi, retired Archbishop of Uganda. The morning will start at 9 am and conclude at noon. Bring your Bible and a journal to write in; wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. There will be plenty of time for individual prayer on the Cathedral Park grounds. For more information, email Marthe Curry at


On Monday, Oct 1, Mama Phoebe Orombi, wife of the Archbishop, will lead a conversation about her life in Uganda and what it’s like to grow up as a girl, a mother, and a woman in that country. We will consider that women the world over have more in common than not.

We will begin in the Pavilion at 10 a.m., then have lunch together in the Mission Room of chapel house. To reserve a place at lunch, email to Helen Schnelzer at

There is no cost for either of these events.



The Women’s Fall Gathering: the 15-minute Sabbath
Friday, Oct 12, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 13, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn ways to take a break from your busy life and practice doing so on the beautiful grounds of Cathedral Park. $45 includes light supper Friday evening and box lunch on Saturday. Register at



Regularly-Occurring Events

Second Saturday Mini-retreats
Held the second Saturday of every month except August, these two-hour mini-retreats include opening prayers, an on-your-own guided meditation, and closing conversation.Retreat runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It is wise to check before coming to be sure the retreat will occur. To do so and for more information, send an email to Marjorie George at No charge for this event.


Merton Contemplative Group
Meets most Wednesdays, noon to 1 pm, September to May. The small group reads one of Thomas Merton’s writings or another selection silently then discusses it using contemplative dialogue. For more information or to see if the group is meeting on a particular date, email
No charge for this event.

Fees for events offered at Cathedral Park may vary dependent on costs such as presenter, food, accommodations, etc. We aim to keep fees low so that everyone may participate.





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