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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Department for Pastoral Ministries

The Department for Pastoral Ministries provides support to those involved in pastoral ministry across the Archdiocese. The team in the Department for Pastoral Ministries offers resources, educational opportunities and faith formation events to assist people of all ages from various walks of life to promote Gospel values in the local parish, the local Church and the world. Under a Culture of Encounter, this department integrates pastoral services to foster quality Catholic educational programs and promote the understanding that faith formation is a lifelong, ongoing process.


El Departamento de Ministerios Pastorales brinda apoyo a quienes sirven en ministerios pastorales en toda la Arquidiócesis. El equipo del Departamento de Ministerios Pastorales ofrece recursos, oportunidades educativas y eventos de formación de fe para ayudar a las personas de todas las edades y en diversas etapas de la vida a promover los valores del Evangelio en la parroquia, la iglesia local y el mundo. Basados en la Cultura del Encuentro, este Departamento integra servicios pastorales para fomentar programas de educación Católica de calidad y promover un entendimiento de la formación en la fe como un proceso continuo y para toda la vida.




Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. (1 Cor. 12, 4-6)


The Department for Pastoral Ministries provides support to those involved in pastoral ministry across the Archdiocese. The team in the Department for Pastoral Ministries offers resources, educational opportunities and faith formation events to assist people of all ages from various walks of life to promote Gospel values in the local parish, the local Church and the world. Under a Culture of Encounter, this department integrates pastoral services to foster quality Catholic educational programs and promote the understanding that faith formation is a lifelong, ongoing process.

The Department for Pastoral Ministries is guided by the Pastoral Vision for the Archdiocese of San Antonio:

Encountering Christ

United as Church

Sent by the Spirit

This vision celebrates who we are and places before us the question put to Peter in Jerusalem on the first Pentecost, “What must we do?” (Acts 2:37) As we are called into discipleship through the encounter with Christ, we cannot be passive. Illumined by the guiding principles and spirit of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, we recognize that our following of the Lord calls us to build a welcoming Culture of Encounter as disciples and missionaries:

Seeking to live in sacramental communion with one another,
the Archdiocese of San Antonio exists to make disciples and missionaries
of Jesus Christ to prepare for the promise of Eternal Life.

Living deeply our core values of: Prayerfulness / Stewardship / Unity Led by the Holy Spirit, we continue focusing on these priorities:

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Through our shared encounters with Christ, proclaiming the Good News with joy, zeal, and renewed spirit!

CATECHESIS AND FORMATION

Growing in faith and in knowledge of Jesus Christ through our shared encounter!

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

As Disciples and Missionaries, strengthened by our shared encounters with Jesus Christ!



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