Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Criminal Justice Mercy

Ministry Inside the Walls

Archdiocesan Criminal Justice Ministry (CJM) offers support to over 10,000 Catholics in 34 incarceration facilities - state and federal prisons, county jails and juvenile centers, and 2 residential immigrant centers. There is a need for more clergy and lay volunteers to offer sacraments, catechesis and bible study.


Kolbe Prison Ministry (KPM)

Besides weekly programs, Kolbe Prison Ministry (KPM) is active in the state prisons with 3 day retreats (modelled after ACTS) followed by RCIA to ‘form’ those wanting to become Catholic or return to the Church. There will be 12 Kolbe retreats planned in 2019 within the Archdiocese. If you are interested you can find more details on the Kolbe Prison Ministries San Antonio website. Also Kolbe retreats are being held throughout the state of Texas and now into Louisiana through the effort of the mission group from Fredericksburg where this ministry first began. Read More about the history of Kolbe Prision Ministry.


Criminal Justice Ministry Day of Reflection

A Day of Reflection open to active volunteer, as well as, those who might be interested in learning more about the ministry will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Archbishop Gustavo will celebrate Mass and there will be a great line-up of speakers covering all aspects of the ministry and the opportunities to serve. Please mark your calendar for January 26 for this event to be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on 223 E Summit in San Antonio (Directions) and find the agenda here.