Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diocese of San Antonio

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Plenary Indulgence

Pope Francis has granted the faithful a Plenary Indulgence for the 150th anniversary of canonical erection of the Diocese of San Antonio.

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Patron Saints

We entrust the presence in the future of our Archdiocese of San Antonio to our patron saints Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Antonio de Padua.

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Papal Decree

In 1874, Pope Pius IX divided the then single Texas diocese based in Galveston to create the Diocese of San Antonio. Read the text of the papal decree.

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Archbishop Francis J. Furey
Father Arthur Jerome Drossaerts

Our History

The first recorded Mass in Texas was celebrated on May 16, 1675, during the Bosque de Larrios expedition at a site north of present day Del Rio.

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Upcoming Events

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Deacons Gala

Friday, November 8 | Holy Trinity Catholic Church (20523 Huebner Rd., SA, TX 78258) Click here for more information Click here to register The Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) and…
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