Archbishop's Appeal 2015
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.Learn More Make A Donation
Class of 2015 Achievements
The Catholic High School Class of 2015 has some impressive numbers, including a 99% graduation rate. Check out some of the achievements of the senior class in our Class of 2015 'Report Card' infographic.Click here for infographic
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Catholic High School Graduations
It's graduation season! Catholic Television of San Antonio (CTSA) is broadcasting ALL Catholic high school graduations on CTSA Time Warner Cable Channel 15. For a complete schedule and for graduation ceremonies On-Demand, click the link below.Grads On Demand
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NEW THIS YEAR: CONVOCATION 2015
Principals, Administrators, Pastors and Teachers: Gear up for a back-to-school spiritual gathering on Monday, August 10th at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. Highlights of the morning include Holy Mass with Archbishop Gustavo and Superintendent Marti West’s address to Catholic School leaders and faculty. Let’s come together in unity and celebrate the start of a spirit-filled year!
Hope for the Future
The Mission of Hope for the Future is to provide the Benefit and Value of a Catholic school education to the Community.Learn More
St Monica Catholic School “Most Spirited” at the Greater Randolph Relay for Life
For the third year in a row, the Dragon Relay for Life Team at St. Monica Catholic School has reached far beyond it’s fundraising goals and donated over $4000 to the American Cancer Society. St. Monica has been participating in the Greater Randolph Relay for the last five years, but this was the first year that the team took home the prestigious award of “Most Spirited Team.”
2015 Archbishop’s Medallion Recipients
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller recognized 10 Archbishop Medallion recipients for their dedication to their schools, parish and community. Each year one student from every Catholic high school is selected for the honor.
UIW Brainpower Class of 2015 earns nearly $28 million in scholarships
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has announced that the class of 2015 from St. Anthony Catholic High School earned a record breaking $14,506,316 in scholarships. The 113 seniors were accepted at over 70 universities and colleges and will be attending 34 different schools. St. Anthony is a college-preparatory school for young men and women.
Guardians win TAPPS state softball championships
St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Schertz is the TAPPS Texas 3A softball champions.
St. Thomas More School Honors Mary during May
May is dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus. St. Thomas More Catholic School students and faculty honor Mary because "she sets a perfect example for us to follow," according to the school's principal, Kimberly Gutierrez.
St. Peter Prince the Apostles School Focuses on STREAM Initiative
St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic School in San Antonio incoporates STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. program in school.
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year at Our Lady of Grace
Our Lady of Grace Academy Teacher recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Hope for the Future Award Scholarships
A scholarship through Hope for the Future, funded by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) recently awarded two, $2,000 scholarships to eighth graders for their freshman year in Catholic high school.
Fiesta medal goes for $1,000, benefits Hope for the Future
Fiesta medal created for Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming Queen, Diana Barrios-Trevino, sells for $1,000 during 2nd Annual Lambs to Leaders Telethon, benefiting Hope for the Future.
Hope for the Future has successful Lambs to Leaders Telethon
The 2nd Annual Lambs to Leaders Telethon featured four hours of live television and collected $270,000 in the name of Catholic school education.
Lin Great Speakers Series to feature TED talk speaker Abrahams
What is a science humorist? If you haven’t seen Marc Abrahams’ TED talk, you’re about to find out.
Two storybooks to help elementary students put faith in action
Two illustrated storybooks offer elementary school-aged children, their parents and teachers examples of how to put their faith in action and participate in solutions to important problems related to the life and dignity of others. The books provide much-needed resources in Catholic social teaching for this age group and are accompanied by age-appropriate learning resources.
St. Margaret Mary Middle School Students Challenged Through Robotics
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) takes center stage at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School as robotics program expands.
Providence Catholic School a place of learners and leaders; women of faith and justice
Slightly east of the Museum Reach on the San Antonio River, an urban segment that links cultural and historical institutions stands Providence Catholic School (Providence). Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Providence is the only all-girls Catholic school for grades six through 12 in San Antonio. Providence’s 64-year legacy of faith, academic excellence, and tradition thrives today.
OLH receives grant from Hal & Charlie Peterson Foundation
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville is the recipient of a $35,208 grant from the Hal & Charlie Peterson Foundation to fund the upgrade of campus wireless computer network. The wireless network system is heavily relied upon by the students for e-textbook access, classroom assignments, presentations, resource web sites and printer access. This upgrade will improve troubleshooting and performance as well as wireless connectivity throughout the school. The wireless speed will also be enhanced. This grant will ensure the students have the latest up-to-date resources to be successful in their studies and fully prepared for their college experience.
Holy Cross of San Antonio president set to retire
Brother Stanley Culotta, CSC, MD, is retiring after 56 years of service to Holy Cross of San Antonio. Brother Stanley Culotta is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and has been associated with Holy Cross of San Antonio since 1958. His tenure since that time has ranged from beginning teacher to president, the position he holds today. At the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, Brother Stanley will be officially retiring from Holy Cross of San Antonio.
St. Mary’s School of Law team wins Federal Bar Association National Championship
The St. Mary’s University School of Law Moot Court Team traveled to Washington, D.C., last week and returned home with a third national championship in the past four years at the Federal Bar Association’s 18th annual Thurgood A. Marshall Moot Court Competition.
UIW presents fifth annual 2015 Tech Fair
The University of the Incarnate Word Technology Department presents the fifth annual UIW Tech Fair, Wednesday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. Visit http://www.uiw.edu/techfair/schedule.html for a schedule of events.
Students Celebrate Women’s History Month with St. Mary’s University
Catholic school students attended Women's History Month Luncheon hosted by St. Mary's University School of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Catholic Intellectual Tradition lecture to focus on spreading the Gospel without being judgmental
Many people who serve for the common good experience a tension: In embracing a sense of right and wrong, how does one avoid passing negative judgment on others’ choices?
St. Mary’s designated Texas’ first Fair Trade University
St. Mary’s University has become the first institution of higher education in Texas to achieve Fair Trade University status.
Broadway’s modern classic, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes to life this spring at Antonian College Prep
Experience a colorful world of captivating illusions and beauty. Antonian College Preparatory High School invite you to step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” as it comes to life this spring presented by Antonian’s high school theater organization. Throughout the evening, guest will be treated to performances by the talented theatrical musical.
UIW ranked #7 on Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools
Military Times announced the Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 rankings on March 9. The University of the Incarnate Word Extended Academic Programs-School of Extended Studies was ranked number seven on the list of 75 schools.
UIW to host Las Hermanas Symposium
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is hosting“Las Hermanas: The Struggle is One,” March 19-21 in the UIW’s Seddon Recital Hall. Tickets for the event are $50.
St. Mary’s University law students opt to give back during spring break
Dozens of St. Mary’s University law students skipped the trip to the beach and, instead, spent their spring break working on public interest legal issues and community service projects in cities across Texas and in Louisiana — racking up a total of 2,480 public service hours.
What can St Patrick’s Day teach us about Catholic schools and Latinos?
In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day marks opportunity to not only celebrate the heroic saint but also the achievements of the large wave of Irish immigrants who helped shape the nation’s history and culture.
Pope to teachers: engage the peripheries in your classrooms
Pope Francis has called on teachers to engage with the peripheries within their own classrooms, loving their students for their limitations as well as their potential.
School Community Steps Up to Support St. Mary’s Catholic School in Fredericksburg
After more than 30 years of use, the school desks at St. Mary's Catholic School in Frederickburg, Texas needed to be replaced. The supportive school community came together for a "Retire a Desk" campaign and successfully purchased over 50 brand new desks for the students.
U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Mary’s most diverse among Texas law schools
U.S. News & World Report identified the St. Mary’s University School of Law as the most diverse law school among those listed in Texas, according to an index released today as part of its Best Graduate Schools 2016 guidebook.
Battle of Flowers Parade will Include Catholic Schools Float
Catholic Schools and Hope for the Future will once again have an inspiring float in the Battle of Flowers parade on April 24.
Innovate, Create & Discover paves the way for STEM Contetst
The Department of Catholic Schools help the inaugural Innovate, Create and Discover competition as part of the Catholic Arts and Academic Competition (C.A.A.C.).
St. Matthew’s assistant principal honored with regional history teacher of the year award
St. Matthew Catholic School has announced that Ann Marie Ibar, assistant principal and eighth grade history teacher, was named San Antonio Regional History Fair Teacher of the Year 2015. Ibar was presented the award on Feb. 28 at the Regional History Fair Awards Ceremony held at Texas A&M San Antonio campus.
OLLU presents ‘Mujeres: Pride of the Westside’
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) presents “Mujeres: Pride of the Westside,” an exhibit featuring the work of eight women from OLLU and San Antonio’s Westside community. Opening ceremonies for the exhibit will take place March 5 at 6 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room.
Women’s History Month brings a celebration of women to UIW
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) celebrates “Weaving the stories of women's lives,” Women’s History Month 2015. UIW will host a number of on-campus events in March. The schedule of programs features nationally acclaimed speakers and highlights a variety of diverse ethnic and religious perspectives to celebrate women and their contributions to society and our daily lives.
UIW to host Las Hermanas Symposium
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is hosting “Las Hermanas: The Struggle is One,” March 19-21 in the UIW’s Seddon Recital Hall. Tickets for the event are $50.
Our Lady of the Hills students participate in ‘Salute to Women Veterans’
Each year in Kerrville there is an event to "Salute the Women Veterans." This year the service was held Feb. 28 at the Cailloux Theatre.
Escobedo Saint John’s Bible Lecture Series to focus on Christ’s Passion
Father Donald Senior, CP, will present “Contemplating the Face of the Crucified Christ: Four Gospel Portraits” on Monday, March 16, as part of the Escobedo Saint John’s Bible Lecture Series.
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School - Spring Update
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Texas successfully forms students who are morally sound and have a passion for learning. Read on for the latest updates from the campus seated in the beautiful hill country.
OLLU unveils 2015 Fiesta® Medal
Our Lady of the Lake University President Sister Jane Ann Slater, along with invited special guests, unveiled the university’s 2015 Fiesta® Medal on Feb. 26 in front of Moye Hall.
UIWRSO faculty member named Texas Optometry Educator of the Year
The Texas Optometric Association, at their 115th annual meeting on Feb. 21, awarded Dr. Jeff C. Rabin the honor of Educator of the Year.
Community Conversations at St. Mary’s focuses on Women in Public Service
“Women in Public Service: Five Paths Taken” will be the topic of Community Conversations at St. Mary’s University on March 3.
The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) will celebrate 35 years of fashion at the 2015 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show. In celebration of this momentous anniversary the show will take place in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts at 100 Auditorium Circle on Tuesday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show set to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available through the Tobin Center Box Office at www.tobincenter.org or by calling (210) 223-8824. Prices range from $25 to $125. For box or row sponsorship call (210) 829-2748.
Great things are happening at St. James
St. James the Apostle Catholic School students participated in the grand opening ceremony of the H-E-B Nogalitos Store 4 on Jan. 1. Fifty of the fourth and fifth grade students showcased their new T-shirts designed especially for this event. The T-shirts had patriotic colors and read “H-E-B and St. James are Buddies”! HEB has partnered with St. James and has supported some of its recent community events.
Pope and Curia begin annual Lenten retreat
Pope Francis and members of the Curia set out from Rome on Sunday afternoon to begin their annual Lenten retreat.
Archbishop’s Fifth Grade Mass attendees hear that the Lord has come to save uu
More than 800 Catholic school fifth grade students from across the archdiocese traveled to St. Rose of Lima Church Feb. 11 for the Archbishop’s Fifth Grade Mass.
St. Mary’s University Alumni Association gives $1.5 million to Center for Catholic Studies
The St. Mary’s University Alumni Association has given $1.5 million to endow the St. Mary’s Alumni Association Chair in Catholic Leadership and an additional $500,000 to support the renovation of historic Reinbolt Hall.
Archbishop of San Antonio to deliver Catholic Intellectual Tradition lecture at St. Mary’s
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS will present “Jesus the Galilean and Pope Francis’ Contribution to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition”on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
UIW celebrates Asian New Year
Students at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) will celebrate Asian New Year / “Year of the Goat,” also referred to as the “Year of the Sheep,” Thursday Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in UIW's Marian Hall Ballroom.
Holy Spirit School hosts events for students during Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week was celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic School with events Jan. 29 and 30 “Celebrating our Future” and “Celebrating our Students.” Students dressed up as their desired career and eighth graders assumed the roles of faculty, staff and administration at the school.
UIW Cardinals for Kids presents check to Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation
The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Cardinals for Kids (CFK) student organization presented a check for over $35,000 Jan. 9, to Elias Neujahr, president of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHOSA) and John Bel, president of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation.
St. Peter Prince students tour KSAT
St. Peter Prince of Apostles middle school students join KSAT-12 news anchor Steve Spriester during a tour of the television station on Jan.30. The technology students are launching a school newscast and the tour completed a unit on news gathering.
Balloon rosary prayer held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
On behalf of Vocation Appreciation Day, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Selma began their day Jan. 26 with a balloon rosary prayer on our school playground.
Bishop John W. Yanta Scholars — Funding a Legacy
Bishop Emeritus John W. Yanta is a name many people recognize. And they should, given his long list of accomplishments in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. In his 39 as a priest and 20 years as a bishop, he served as the CYO director, a founding member and executive director of Catholic Television San Antonio (CTSA), editor of Today’s Catholic, and served at many parishes blessed with a Catholic school including Holy Name, St. Ann, St. Pius X, Sacred Heart, St. Peter Prince of the Apostle and St. James the Apostle.
UIW Presents 12th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show & Health Fair
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is presenting the 12th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show & Health Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UIW’s Marian Hall Ballroom.
Khaki and Plaid Gala largest event to support Catholic school education
The Sixth Annual Khaki & Plaid Gala, Homecoming 2015, benefiting Hope for the Future (HOPE). With a record 1,100 guests expected, the evening will be filled with local business leaders, celebrities and supporters of Catholic school education. Proceeds from the event are used to provide tuition assistance to economically disadvantaged families so they can attend a Catholic school of their choice.
St. Anthony senior signs to play baseball at Stephen F. Austin
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) held a press conference Nov. 12 for senior Henry Sanchez who signed a letter of intent to play Division 1 baseball at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.
St. Monica celebrates Red Ribbon Week
St. Monica Catholic School is drug free from head to toe! The school's PTC sponsored a day of "crazy hair" and "crazy socks" during Red Ribbon Week at the end of October. Principal JoAnn Wood and first grader Josie Salazar used bows to get their "crazy" look. Third grade students Mallory Beltran and Lauren Handley had awesome toe coverage. And David Rey, a fifth grade student, remembered to stay away from drugs with his rainbow mohawk.
St. Gerard Royals giving back to the community
St. Gerard Catholic High School, home of the Royals, is proud to share some of the many accomplishments achieved over the first few months of school. Not only is the campus still blooming during the beautification process, but we are thrilled with the installation of brand new scoreboards on campus. The Mighty Royal Football team has a beautiful, new scoreboard shining across the field. It can be seen from miles away and its glow brings warmth to our hearts and hope to the fans. Our indoor sports are just as excited with the installation of a new scoreboard in Royal Gym. With the new paint, new chairs, new banners, and brilliant boards in our gymnasium, we are ready to raise the roof and make it happen!
OLH National Honor Society ‘Trick or Treat’ for canned goods
Our Lady of the Hills High School (OLH) National Honor Society (NHS) students spearheaded the second annual trick or treat for canned goods. The members trick or treated on Halloween in several neighborhoods in Kerr County. With a donation to the cause, an OLH student was allowed to dress in a Halloween costume at school the Thursday before Halloween.
Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School Montessori Program celebrates 41 years
Last August, when students and families entered the doors of Mount Sacred Heart School, they were welcomed with open arms from the faculty and staff who are proud to serve in the Montessori Program which celebrates its 41st year at Mount Sacred Heart School (MSH).
Archbishop shares lunch with high school principals
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, recently gathered for lunch at his Good Shepherd Center residence with high school principals to share the message of United as Church, sent by the spirit. Front row from left are Henry Galindo, Rene Escobedo, Michelle De Anda, Archbishop Gustavo, Therese Schwarz, BJ Nelson, and Alicia Garcia. Back row from left, Paul Garro, Walter Spencer, Andrew Iliff, Marti West, and Gilbert Saenz.
Catholic Schools Week to be observed in dioceses across the country Jan. 25-31
National Catholic Schools Week 2015 will be observed in dioceses around the country Jan.25–31. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” focuses on the important academic, faith-building and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education.
Catholic Schools Week
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2015 is Jan. 25-31. Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
Oblate School of Theology establishes Vance Chair of Systematic Theology
Oblate School of Theology (OST) has established the Louis G. Vance Chair of Systematic Theology and appointed Father Ken Hannon, OMI, PhD, as the first faculty member to hold this professorship. Father Hannon will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Louis G. Vance Memorial Lecture Series in the fall of 2015.