The Office of Pastoral Ministry

Mission Statement

The Office of Pastoral Ministry was established to assist parishes in their efforts to further the kingdom of God by offering assistance to the leadership in parishes. We believe that through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the manifestation of genuine collaboration and cooperation the following goals will find fruition.


The Parish Pastoral Council

All Catholics are called to holiness, especially in the circumstances of everyday life. As an advisory body, the Pastoral Council assists the pastor in making the parish a place where the fullness of life in Christ can be realized.

Read Pastoral Council Guidelines (English) (Español)


The Office of Pastoral Ministry

The Office of Pastoral Ministry serves parishes in the Archdiocese of San Antonio in the following manner:

- As a liaison to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Deaneries, and Deanery Resource Coordinators.
- Assisting parish pastoral councils through providing guidelines, workshops, study days, retreats, and informational sessions for new pastoral council members.
- Workshops for parish secretaries and other parish administrative staff.
- Providing pastoral ministry services to parishes with an emphasis on home visitation (welcoming) and other programs.
- Visiting and supporting new and established pastors in the Archdiocese; acquainting pastors and parish staff with Archdiocesan information and policies.