Prayers for eternal peace and heavenly rest for the deceased offered at All Souls Day Mass
Hope and renewal were the words highlighted by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, at the All Souls Day Mass celebrated at San Fernando Cemetery II on November 2, quoting Pope Francis, who stated, “Death is not hopeless because of Christ’s resurrection!”
Embodying a church on the move, listening with attentiveness to the Holy Spirit’s inspirations
Assembly Convocation 2021 saw those in the local church journey as companions, side by side with one another on the same road in liturgy and listening sessions at St. Matthew Church on November 6.
Assembly Convocation 2021 focuses on Living as a Synodal Church
The Archdiocese of San Antonio echoes the call of Pope Francis to live as a Synodal Church. It is with this desire of the Holy Father that we announce an important step in our local Church’s Synodal journey — Assembly Convocation 2021: Living a Synodal Church. Assembly brings the people of the archdiocese together to express our communion with one another, our participation in the sacramental life of the Church, and our mission as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Opening the path toward the Synod on Synodality with humility as the first virtue
People from around the archdiocese have begun to assist in the upcoming Synod of Bishops, a worldwide listening process announced by Pope Francis.
We are all in need of healing, conversion, and new vision, says archbishop at procession
A festive and colorful Our Lady of LaVang Shrine procession, Mass, and groundbreaking was held at Vietnamese Martyrs Parish on October 30, with Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, leading the celebration.
Rose Window Gala honors Malú and Carlos Alvarez for their support of the Old Spanish Missions
More than $820,000 was raised at the Rose Window Gala, held on the grounds of Mission San José on a cool, slightly windy fall evening on October 26, with more than 600 attendees enjoying outdoor dining under the stars.
In your life vocation to be healers of humankind, archbishop urges healthcare professionals
In recognition of the dedicated work of Catholic healthcare professionals, the archdiocese and the Catholic Physicians Guild invited all Catholic physicians and medical personnel to the celebration of Healthcare Professionals Mass on October 18, the feast of St. Luke, at St. Luke’s Church in the Medical Center area.
God remains in us and we in Him, enabling us to love one another
The solemn Mass of Roses was held on the feast of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face at the Basilica of the Little Flower on October 1, with Mass celebrated with the Discalced Carmelite Friars of San Antonio and Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, presiding.
Love of law should lead to law of love, says archbishop at liturgy for legal professionals
A legacy of law and faith was observed at the celebration of the 69th annual Red Mass held October 14 at San Fernando Cathedral. The Mass is open to people of all faiths who want the Holy Spirit to grant them wisdom and guide their work in the legal system.
Recognizing, praying for, defending, and celebrating the gift of life
Each October, the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between.