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Department for Pastoral Ministries

Current health concerns have made it necessary to make modifications and updates to the celebration of the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion.

Please look over this information carefully to assist parish leaders, catechumens, candidates, godparents and sponsors to enter into a joyful and fulfilling celebration of these Rites.

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Click here to download A Liturgy Preparation Aid for the Seasons of Lent & Easter in the midst of a Pandemic (PDF)

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After the Midwinter Gathering, you are invited to enjoy all of the presentations as many times as you'd like here on our website.

Después de la Reunión de Medio Invierno, está invitado a disfrutar de todas las presentaciones tantas veces como desee aquí en nuestro sitio web.

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Guidelines for Developing Programming for all Sacramental Preparation, Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, and RCIA for 2020–2021 are now available.

Please look these over carefully and distribute among your team.

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Lineamientos para la Programación de toda Preparación Sacramental, Formación en la Fe, Ministerios Juveniles y RICA para 2020–2021 ahora están disponibles.

Por favor, revíselos detenidamente y distribúyalos entre su equipo.


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Welcome to the Department for Pastoral Ministries! We are here to serve the Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Antonio by supporting their pastors, parish staff, and ministry teams entrusted to care for them. We accomplish this by providing resources, educational opportunities, and faith formation events to assist people of all ages and from various walks of life to promote the Gospel values at their parish, their community, and the world.

Our department integrates pastoral services to foster quality Catholic programs and promotes the understanding that faith formation is a lifelong, ongoing process. Our department’s mission is that of the entire Archdiocese: “Seeking to live in sacramental communion with one another, the Archdiocese of San Antonio exists to make disciples and missionaries of Jesus Christ to prepare for the promise of Eternal Life.”

Ministry Resources

Here you will find a growing collection of answers, resources, and general information for conducting ministry online.

Access the resources here.

Meeting Videos

The Department for Pastoral Ministries hosts regular online meetings with Parish leadership, guest speakers on ministerial topics, and regular updates & guidelines from the Archdiocese to empower leaders in their journey of service. During these meetings, we discuss best ministry practices as well as offer opportunities for encounter and accompaniment.

Watch past meeting videos here.

Calendar of Events

Check our calendar often to see what events are happening in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Find a list of upcoming events here.

Donate to your Parish

Giving is a form of worship when it is done in God's name. Sunday offerings are by far the largest portion of financial support our parishes receive, and are critical to their ongoing vitality and sustainability of the Mission of Jesus Christ.

To donate to a parish in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, click here.


Our weekly e-Newsletter is a source of current information related to pastoral ministry for the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Find reviews of recent activities, upcoming event listings, educational content, and spotlights on collaborative encounters within our department or between local parishes.

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