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Caring for Creation Mass and Pilgrimage

El Camino de San Antonio Missions: Caring for Creation Mass and Pilgrimage


Sunday, September 12, 2021
8:00 AM at Mission Espada  (Directions)


Join Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., as we celebrate the  Season of Creation with a Mariachi Mass at Mission Espada followed by a Pilgrimage in support of God’s creation on the river trail to Mission San Juan. During the Season of Creation sponsored by Pope Francis, we are encouraged to celebrate the gift of creation and act together to care for our common home. The Pilgrimage will take us to Mission San Juan where Archbishop Gustavo will provide a special blessing. Coffee, tacos, and paletas await! Bring your water bottles and comfortable shoes as we join together in protecting, restoring, and enjoying all of God’s creation.

Transportation by VIA bus from San Juan Mission back to Mission Espada will be provided.

Acompañe al Arzobispo Gustavo García-Siller mientras celebramos la Temporada de la Creación con una Misa de Mariachi en Misión Espada seguida de una Peregrinación en apoyo a la creación de Dios por el sendero del río a Misión San Juan. Durante la Temporada de la Creación patrocinada por el Papa Francisco, se nos anima a celebrar el don de la creación y actuar juntos para cuidar nuestra casa común. La Peregrinación nos llevará a la Misión San Juan donde el Arzobispo Gustavo brindará una bendición especial. ¡Habrá café, tacos y paletas! Traiga una botella de agua y use zapatos cómodos mientras nos reunimos para proteger, restaurar y disfrutar de la creación de Dios.

Se proporcionará transporte en autobús VIA desde la Misión de San Juan de regreso a la Misión Espada.


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Schedule of Events

8:00 AM

Mariachi Mass at Mission Espada (10040 Espada Rd.)

9:00 AM

Caring for Creation Pilgrimage from Mission Espada to Mission San Juan (1.5 miles)

10:15 AM

Blessing at Mission San Juan (9101 Graf Rd.)


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Join Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S. as we celebrate the “Season of Creation” with a Mariachi Mass at Mission Espada followed by a walk in support of God’s creation on the river trail to Mission San Juan. Bring your water bottles and comfortable shoes as we join together in protecting, restoring and enjoying all of God’s creation. For more information, email Karla Vasquez at [email protected] or call 210-357-5601. This is a World Heritage Festival Event.


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For additional information, email Karla Vasquez or call 210-734-1902.



Caring for Creation is a World Heritage Festival event.

This is a World Heritage Festival Event