vocations

​Archbishop birthday blessings

January 12, 2022

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Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, visited the Mexican American Catholic College on December 19 for their Staff Days and was serenaded for his 65th birthday.

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​Priests from Congo to be assigned in archdiocese

January 12, 2022

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Two newly arrived Congolese priests recently met with Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, in late December. They are Father Albert Toangutu Tomeka, left, and Father Donatien Egamwana Balikene

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​Father John Alexander Leies, SM, dies at age 95

January 12, 2022

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Father John Alexander Leies, SM, died in the service of the Blessed Virgin on December 22 at the age of 95 and with 77 years of vowed life. He was born in Chicago on April 24, 1926, the son of Alexander and Thecla (Eggar) Leies.

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​Archbishop meets with Mother General of the Seraphic Sisters

December 20, 2021

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Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, and Auxiliary Bishop Gary Janak met recently with the superior general of the Seraphic Sisters, Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows, Mother General Justyna Audra, along with Sister Agnes Bochenek

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​Priests get together for pre-Christmas

December 20, 2021

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The annual archdiocesan priest’s Pre-Christmas get together was held recently at the St. Paul’s Parish Community Center.

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​Retreat a time and place to clarify calling in life

December 20, 2021

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A Life Awareness Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat is being hosted early next year for young adults by the archdiocesan Vocation Office.

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​Place your trust in God, Archbishop Gustavo tells seminarians and their families

November 30, 2021

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Seminarian Family Day in the archdiocese was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church on November 13, the feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.

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​Vocation promoters meet at seminary

November 30, 2021

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Lay vocation promoters from around the archdiocese met with Auxiliary Bishop Gary Janak and the archdiocesan Vocation Office team on November 20 at Assumption Seminary.

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​Collection helps aging Sisters, Brothers, and priests in religious orders

November 19, 2021

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The Archdiocese of San Antonio will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection the weekend of December 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C. Proceeds help religious communities across the country to care for aging members.

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​Peace is the gift we all want in a broken and divided world, archbishop tells deacon candidates

November 19, 2021

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Permanent deacon candidates were installed into the ministry of lectors and acolytes at a liturgy on October 30 in which Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, emphasized witness and peace from those serving at the altar.

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