DEPARTMENT FOR PASTORAL MINISTRIES
The Department for Pastoral Ministries strives to fulfill our mission of “supporting, accompanying, training, and forming Parish leadership so that they in turn minister to their parishioners and those within their boundaries” every day by continuously calling for renewed zeal and a servant’s disposition. Pastoral collaboration and permanent dialogue flesh out our Archdiocesan Pastoral Vision profoundly based on a Culture of Encounter.
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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.”
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.
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.