The parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent to renew the earth. Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God's people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church's life. (USCCB - Communities of Salt and Light)
Parish Life Liaisons are here to serve you!
The Archdiocesan team for Parish Life exists to resource, journey, empower, discern, and identify pastoral ministry options for parishes and to provide available tools so that every parish is a vibrant community.
Parish Life Liaisons
The Archdiocesan Parish Life team is composed of Parish Life Liaisons who are the primary point of contact, in areas of pastoral ministry, between parishes and the Archdiocesan Department of Pastoral Ministries. They have a broad perspective of all programs regarding Religious Education, Sacraments preparation, Liturgies, Leadership training, and events offered by the Department.
Each Parish Life Liaison has been assigned to serve specific parishes and deaneries as the main contact for inquiries related to Pastoral Ministries. They are available to accompany Pastors and their parish communities as needed. In an effort to build community, each Parish Life Liaison in the team continues to reach out to their respective parishes to listen and identify parochial needs. They provide approved resources or assist in finding alternatives that follow the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan under a Culture of Encounter through visits and participation in meetings as frequently as needed and as authorized by the Pastor.
Contact your Parish Life Liaison or the Director of the team at any time to obtain information and support for your pastoral needs in areas of:
• Pastoral Council
• And much more!
Find Your Parish Life Liaison
Parish Life Liaisons are assigned by deanery. Do you know what deanery your parish falls under? This interactive map can help you find your deanery and Parish Life Liaison by selecting your parish or zip code first.
How to use this map:
Find your deanery by finding your parish:
1. Click on this icon ( ) next to "Find My Deanery" in the blue bar.
2. Click on the arrow icon ( ) next to "All items" to reveal a list of parishes.
3. Select your parish to see your deanery and Parish Life Liaison.
Find your deanery by zip code:
1. Click on this icon ( ) at the right in the blue bar to expand the map in a new window.
2. Click on the search icon ( ) and type in your zip code.
3. Select a parish to see your deanery and Parish Life Liaison.
1. Click on this icon ( ) at the right in the blue bar to open Google Maps.
2. Zoom in to your geographic location on the map and click on a parish in your area.
3. Select "MORE INFO" to see your deanery and Parish Life Liaison.
NOTE: If your parish is centrally located, try zooming in for a better view.
Contact Your Parish Life Liaison
Parish Life Liaisons and Assigned Territories
[Vacant Position], Director
Jorge Flores, Parish Life Liaison
Deaneries Served: Floresville Rural Deanery, Southeast Urban Deanery
Omar Garza, Parish Life Liaison
Deaneries Served: Central Urban Deanery, Hondo Rural Deanery, Northwest Urban Deanery, Uvalde Rural Deanery
Binisa Zentella, Liaison
Deaneries Served: North Central Urban Deanery, Southwest Urban Deanery
Ademola Elliotte, Liaison
Deaneries Served: North Central Urban Deanery, Hondo Rural Deanery, Uvalde Rural Deanery
Daniel Oubre, Liaison
Deaneries Served: Fredericksburg Rural Deanery, Seguin Rural Deanery, Western Urban Deanery