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


     Catholic education in San Antonio has a rich and lengthy history, characterized by the sacrifices made by countless religious and lay individuals. The Ursuline Sisters arrived in San Antonio from France in 1851 and opened the first Catholic school in San Antonio, Ursuline Academy. Shortly thereafter, the Marianists arrived in 1852 and established St. Mary's Institute, which is now Central Catholic High School. Since that time, more than 40 other Catholic schools have been opened in the Archdiocese of San Antonio with the help and support of local parishes and religious orders such as the Brigidines, Oblates, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and many others. Here is a list of current schools and their founding dates:

Central Catholic High School 1852
St. Mary's, Fredericksburg 1856
St. Louis, Castroville 1868
Sts. Peter & Paul 1871
Incarnate Word High School 1881
Sacred Heart, Del Rio 1900
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Selma 1901
St. Anthony High School 1903
St. Anthony Elementary 1907
Notre Dame, Kerrville 1912
Sacred Heart, Uvalde 1913
St. Leo the Great 1920
Little Flower 1926
St. Peter Prince of the Apostles 1926
St. Gerard High School 1927
Mount Sacred Heart 1929
St. James, Seguin 1929
Sacred Heart, Floresville 1933
St. Mary Magdalen 1942
St. John Berchmans 1949
Providence Catholic School 1951
St. Paul 1953
St. Gregory the Great 1955
St. James the Apostle 1957
St. John Bosco 1957
Holy Cross 1957
Blessed Sacrament 1958
St. Luke 1959
St. Pius X 1959
St. Monica 1960
Holy Name 1961
St. Thomas More 1964
Antonian College Preparatory 1964
Holy Spirit 1965
St. Matthew 1993
Rolling Hills 1996
Our Lady of the Hills High School, Kerrville 2002
Our Lady of Grace, Pleasanton 2006
St. John Paul II, Schertz 2009