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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 resourceseducational 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.”


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

Access the resources here.


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.


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

Find a list of upcoming events here.


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.

Sign up to receive our newsletter in email or view past newsletters here.

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

Pastoral Ministries

Joan Martinez
Department Head

Administrative Central