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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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Catholic Schools

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Programs in the Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic Schools provide creative and meaningful opportunities to students that will strengthen their God-given talents.

Catholic school education seeks to enhance the student’s love of God. Instruction in the arts encourages students to deepen their appreciation of God’s gifts to the world and to develop technical and artistic skills to express their own gifts and talents. It provides students with an opportunity for personal expression, awareness of their heritage, and appreciation for the role art plays in society. Art allows a student to touch that which is uniquely human. “Indeed, art is a distinctively human form of expression; beyond the search for the necessities of life which is common to all living creatures, art is a freely given superabundance of the human being’s inner riches” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2501).


Archdiocesan VISUAL ARTS Standards K-8th grade

Archdiocesan MUSIC Standards K-8th grade


The Creative Mission ~ Archdiocese Fine Arts Newsletter ~ September 2018

The Creative Mission ~ Archdiocese Fine Arts Newsletter ~ May 2018

The Creative Mission ~ Archdiocese Fine Arts Newsletter ~ November 2017

The Creative Mission ~ Archdiocese Fine Arts Newsletter ~ September 2017

Resources for Educators:

The Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers

Connecting with the Arts: 8 Module Workshop for Middle School Teachers

How to Connect Science, Technology, Engineering, Robotics, Arts, and Math in the Classroom

The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers

Contemporary Liturgy: Selecting Music - an OCP webinar

Engage! High Energy Choral Rehearsal Strategies Webinar

Living Mercy One Day at a Time Webinar

Planning Liturgies for Your Culturally Diverse Community Webinar

Expert Advice on Liturgical Music Planning Webinar

How to Run A More Effective Choir Rehearsal

For more information, contact Director of Enrichment Programs at (210) 734-1958.