- In the Episcopal Church baptism is “full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.” People of all ages and stages of life are invited to enter into a lifelong journey with Christ through the sacrament of baptism.
- Baptism is most especially appropriate on the first Sunday after Epiphany, Easter Eve, Feast of Pentecost, All Saints’ Day, and when a bishop visits. We encourage you to plan for one of those days. However, the Rector can schedule baptisms at other time for pastoral reasons.
- For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of clergy, please submit the following form. We look forward to helping you discover God’s life in you and those you love.
Click here to submit your request for Holy Baptism.
- All Christians who were baptized at a young age and others who were baptized as an adult in another Christian faith tradition, are encouraged to “make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism.” (Book of Common Prayer, pg. 412)
- Confirmation, as well as Reception and the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows, are all done through the prayers and laying on of hands by one of our Diocesan bishops at their annual visitation to the parish.
- The Bishop of the Diocese of West Texas officiates over our Confirmations. He will confirm those who desire to affirm their faith and commit themselves to Christ and Christ’s work in and through St. George. Those who were baptized and confirmed in other faith traditions who practice the laying of hands by a bishop (e.g. the Roman Catholic church) are received into the communion. Others who have spent some time away from the Church or who are new to St. George may reaffirm their baptismal vows as a sign of committing to God and his Church.
Click here to submit your request for Confirmation.
The Episcopal Church allows all who have been baptized to receive Holy Communion. St. George recognizes that family and friends often like to celebrate when an individual participates, and offers a First Communion class. For information, please contact Fr. Lopez or Happy Wilson at 210.342.4261 or send an email to email@example.com.
- “Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and woman in the presence of God.” (Book of Common Prayer, pg. 422)
- It is a joyful moment when a couple announces their upcoming marriage. From that moment grows a list of planning items that can be overwhelming. Often a couple does not realize how to find out if their marriage can be solemnized in a Church. We hope this page helps you discover whether or not St. George is a community from which you receive God’s blessing to begin your new life together.
- If you are interested in learning more about marriage at St. George please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive your information we will contact you to schedule an appointment. To be married by one of the clergy at St. George a couple will have to meet the requirements stated in the Book of Common Prayer, be active in the St. George community, attend pre-arranged Marriage Preparation sessions at the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health (click here for more information), and meet all other Church, Diocesan, state and local requirements. Please read our e-booklet on Holy Matrimony prior to emailing.
- We take marriage seriously at St. George because we believe it is a lifelong covenant. Thus our process is meant to truly and thoroughly prepare you as individuals and as a couple for a lifetime of God-centered marriage. Please let us know how we can serve you in this most important time in your lives.
Talkin’ St. George- New Member Conversations
What does it mean to be a member of the Episcopal Church? What does it mean to join St. George? Our New Member sessions are designed to be a simple one on one time with the Rector to connect you with others who are new to St. George, possibly new to the Episcopal faith, and answer your questions regarding the faith. These sessions are set throughout the year and are a great way to find a deeper connection to life at St. George. For more information, contact the Church Office at email@example.com.
We encourage you to speak with Fr. Lopez or Marilynne Herbster if you are interested in Confession.