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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Vocations

Men's Discernment Retreat Fall 2017

Men's Discernment Retreat Fall 2017

This retreat is designed for young adult men who would like to go more deeply in discernment of their possible call to priesthood or religious life.

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Nun

Nun "Run"

The Nun "Run" is a wonderful event for young single Catholic women, ages 18-40, who will travel with religious from our various local orders to different convents and community houses to share in meals, fellowship, conversations, prayer, and discernment.

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Life Awareness 2018

Life Awareness 2018

God has made each one of us for a purpose in this life. The Life Awareness Retreat is designed to help you become aware of the reason for your life, your God-given vocation.

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Events Calendar 2017-2018

Events Calendar 2017-2018

Get the calendar of events for this year's vocation activities. Make copies for your ministers, post it anywhere it would be helpful, and keep a copy for yourself.

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Service in the Church


Those called to serve the Church as priests and religious have been given a great gift by our God. He made them for service. We give thanks to God for all who have answered this call to serve. But it is important to remember what this service means. A priest does not get ordained just to draw closer to God; though certainly a good priest draws closer to God every day. A religious sister does not consecrate herself just to become more holy; though certainly a good sister grows holier every day. No, these people called to priesthood and consecrated life, are called to lives of service to the people of God. Our loving God created these people so that they would give of their lives to love and serve the people in our families, our parishes, our schools, our hospitals, our prisons, and those in our streets.


If you feel called to priesthood or consecrated life, you too are feeling that call to serve God's people. We serve in prayer and in the sacraments. We serve in offering pastoral care and physical assistance. We serve with our presence and our counsel. We serve with our love and with our compassion. We serve by being those who live their lives to make Christ present in a special way to others. In this kind of service, we find our life's meaning, and we find our true joy and fulfillment. Do not be afraid to serve God's people. If God is calling you, say yes with joy and lend your own hands to Christ, as he loves his people and ministers to them.


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