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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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Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Outreach and Pastoral Care

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Forms, Permissions, Procedures

downloadProvisions for Informed Consent for Minor Participation via Telecommuting (COVID-19)

downloadDisposiciones para el Consentimiento Informado Necesario para que Menores de Edad Participen a Traves de Plataformas de Telecomuncación (COVID-19)

downloadPolicy for Ministering to Minors

downloadPolíticas para el Servicio Pastoral a Menores

downloadParental/Guardian Permission, Release, and Liability Waiver

downloadPermiso, Libero y Exoneración de Responsabilidad por Parte de los Padres y/o Guardianes

downloadVolunteer Driver Information Form

downloadSample of Youth Code of Conduct

downloadMuestra de Código de Conducta del Joven

downloadSample of Adult Code of Conduct

downloadMuestra de Código de Conducta para Líderes, Chaperones Adultos y Acompañantes

Resources and Materials for Youth Ministry

LinkResources for Youth Ministers during the Covid-19 Crisis

LinkRecursos Pastorales para Ministros de Jovenes durante la Crisis de COVID-19

LinkRenewing the Vision (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkLife, Justice and Peace at the Archdiocese of San Antonio

LinkNational Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry


LinkYouth Specialties Blog

LinkOnline Catechism of the Catholic Church

LinkOnline Searchable Bible

LinkMusic and Song from Oregon Catholic Press

LinkCatholic Online

LinkCatholic Relief Services

LinkACTS Missions

LinkSan Antonio Catholic Center For Charismatic Renewal

LinkCenter for Ministry Development

LinkSaint Mary's Press

LinkRetreat Venues (updated version coming soon)

LinkChristus Vivit – Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation to Young People and to the Entire People of God


Catechist Certification

downloadApplication for Certification/Renewal Catholic School Educator TCCB-Ed (PDF)

Funding for Education & Formation

downloadVacation Bible School Financial Assistance

linkFinancial Assistance Application for Catechetical and Formation Resources (Description)

linkFinancial Assistance Application for Catechetical and Formation Resources (Online Form)

downloadLay Ministry Formation Fund Guidelines

downloadApplication for Lay Ministry Formation Fund

downloadSolicitud al Fondo de Formación


Infant Baptism

downloadSacramental Guidelines for Infant Baptism (PDF)

downloadDirectrices para el bautismo de los niños (PDF)


downloadBasics of the Catechumenate Process, Part 1 (Handout 1)

downloadThe Catechumenal Process Illustrated (Handout 2)

downloadAdult Inquirer Information Form (English)

downloadAdult Inquirer Information Form (Spanish)

downloadGlossary of RCIA Terms

Youth Confirmation

download2022 Dates for Parish Confirmations (Sorted by Parish)

download2022 Dates for Parish Confirmations (Sorted by Date)

downloadRetreat Venues

Adult Confirmation

downloadSuggested Curriculum for Adult Confirmation

downloadOnline-Assisted Adult Confirmation Preparation

downloadOnline-Assisted Confirmation Formation through

downloadThe Rite of Confirmation

downloadAdult Confirmation Registration Form

downloadAdult Confirmation Registration Form (Fillable)

downloadForma de Inscripcion para Confirmacion de Adultos

download2022-2023 Adult Confirmation Mass Schedule

downloadAdult Confirmation Fact Sheet (for parish personnel which prepare Adult Confirmandi as well as welcome Adult Confirmandi to the Adult Confirmation Liturgy)

Marriage Ministries

downloadLocal marriage enrichment ministries

downloadMarriage Encouragement and Enrichment from For Your Marriage

downloadMarriage Preparation Resources

downloadMarriage Preparation Resources from For Your Marriage

downloadAssistance for Marriages in Distress

Human Sexuality

downloadTheology of the Body

downloadSexuality and Conjugal Love

downloadNatural Family Planning

downloadUSCCB Statement on Pornography Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography and other resources

downloadHelp for Men and Women Struggling with Pornography Use from For Your Marriage

Counseling and Spiritual Direction


downloadSpiritual Directors

downloadCatholic Charities Counseling Center

Parenting and Family Resources

downloadFamily Organizations in the Archdiocese of San Antonio

downloadFamily and Children’s Services from Catholic Charities

downloadFamily Self-Sufficiency Services from Catholic Charities

downloadServices for pregnant and parenting teen mothers from Seton Home

downloadSenior services from Catholic Charities

downloadMinistry to Those with Special Needs

downloadDeaf Ministry

downloadSupport for Families of the Incarcerated

Outreach and Pastoral Care

Life, Justice, and Peace

LinkWe Are Salt and Light (USCCB)

LinkCatholic Charities USA’s Parish Social Ministry Toolkit

LinkCatholic Charities San Antonio

LinkCatholic Relief Services

Link7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Video Series (CRS and the USCCB)

LinkTexas Catholic Conference of Bishops

LinkCathlic Social Teaching (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkCompendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Vatican)

LinkSeven themes of Catholic Social Teaching (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkFoundational Documents (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkForming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkCatholic Campaign for Human Development (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkTwo Feet of Love in Action (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkHear Us, O God (Prayer from the USCCB)

LinkHelp Us Build Communities in God's Vision of Justice (Prayer from the USCCB)

LinkIntercessory Prayers: The Marginalized (Prayer from the USCCB)

LinkPrayer for Those in Poverty (Prayer from the USCCB)

LinkPrayer to Overcome Indifference (Prayer from the USCCB)


LinkNew Evangelization Toolkit

LinkUSCCB Evangelization

LinkLiving as Missionary Disciples (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

LinkGo and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States

LinkPurchase Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States

V Encuentro

LinkArchdiocesan Recommendations (English)

LinkArchdiocesan Recommendations (Spanish)

LinkKey Demographic, Social, and Religious Statistics for the Archdiocese of San Antonio

LinkEstadísticas demográficas, sociales y religiosas clave para la Arquidiócesis de San Antonio

LinkProceedings & Conclusions of the V Encuentro from the USCCB

LinkNational Event Resources

LinkYouth and Young Adults in the V Encuentro

LinkAdolescentes y Jóvenes Adultos en el V Encuentro

LinkResources for Hispanic Ministry

LinkRecursos para la Pastoral Hispana

LinkNews regarding the V Encuentro

Family Life

downloadMarriage and Family Life Resources

downloadFamily Organizations in the Archdiocese of San Antonio

Criminal Justice Ministry

DownloadIncarceration Facilities & Ministry Efforts within the Archdiocese of San Antonio

DownloadTexas Catholic Action Plan for Criminal Justice

downloadNew Life Ministry Brochure from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

downloadBexar County Reentry Services Center Weekly Events Schedule

LinkKolbe Prison Ministries San Antonio

downloadBexar County Reentry Service Center

LinkResponsibility, Rehabilitation & Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice

Deaf Ministry

LinkGuidelines for Celebrating the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

LinkNCOD Policy for Working with Sign Language Interpreters in Catholic Religious Setting

LinkNational Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD)

LinkInternational Catholic Deaf Association

LinkFather MD's Kitchen Table

LinkUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops

LinkTexas Health & Human Services: Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

LinkSan Antonio College American Sign Language Academic Program

Hospital Ministry

downloadGuidelines for Visiting the Sick (PDF)

downloadAct of Spiritual Communion Prayer Card (Bilingual PDF)

downloadApplication for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in a Hospital Setting (PDF)