Our church is located just two blocks from the downtown plaza in New Braunfels. We currently have 3990 families registered in the parish.
Our weekend Masses are celebrated on Saturday at 5PM, and Sunday at 8, 9:30,11:15 and 5:30 p.m.. Weekday masses are Monday-Friday at 8 a.m.
A variety of prayer, service, and faith growth opportunities are available each week. Be sure to check the various links for more information.
Father Anthony Pesek , our pastor, and our whole staff hope this tour gives you a feel for our parish. We look forward meeting you in the future.
Coming down Seguin St. toward Landa Park our Thrift Store greets passerbys at the corner of Bridge and Seguin Streets. The Thrift Store is staffed by volunteer parishioners and open Wednesday thru Saturday. Last year the Store was able to contribute over $130, 000 to the Parish School's budget. For more information about hours or volunteering call 629-3504.
Turning on Bridge Street you'll see our Church Steeple rise over the School and Playground.
Our Parish School offers quality Catholic Education for PreK3-8th Graders. Last year's enrollment was over 375 students. For more information on the School contact our Principal Robert Whitworth at ext 205 or check the School webpages.
Our High School Youth Ministry and Preschool- Fifth Graders also meet in the classrooms in the school building and in the St. Joseph Center. Our Youth Minister, Julie Krug, ext 202, Chachi Diaz, ext 274,and Toni Miller, ext. 242 Jr. High Youth Minister work with over 400 high school youth in a variety of programs--Religious Ed. classes, Confirmation preparation, retreats, service, and liturgy. Bill Smith, our DRE, works with the over 1100 youth in Pre-School thru 5th grade and some 250 adults in RCIA, Bible Study and other programs. He can be contacted at ext 201. Check the webpages for the various programs.
The parish has gathered in worship on these grounds since the town was founded in 1845. A black Walnut Church was dedicated in 1849. By 1881 a stone church replaced it and expansions in 1963 and 2000 has brought us to the current Church seen at right with the attached Parish Center to the left of the Church.
The Parish Center is contains our Adoration Chapel, Hall, are Religious Articles Shop, and Family Room on the First Floor and the Parish Offices, Church Library, Choir Room, and several conference rooms and classrooms. The many Adult groups-RCIA, Bible Study, ACTS meetings, as well as the High School and Middle School classes also use these facilities.
The parish receptionist room is located on the First Floor off the main hallway. The Elevator and stairs to the second floor offices and classrooms are located to the left of this entrance.
The St. Joseph Center and the Good Shepherd Center serve as multi- purpose use for the entire parish, providing classroom, meeting and resource areas in addtion to a meeting hall/ cafeteria for the school and youth of the parish. The St. Joseph Center serves also for meeting of ministries and community organizations.
Father Tony our pastor, resides at the rectory.
The central activity of our parish is the celebration of the Eucharist. Over 4000 parishioners gather for the Sunday services each week and daily attendance averages over 200
Our Adoration Chapel is open 24/7 and year round, except for the period from midnight Holy Thursday though Good Friday and Holy Saturday until we celebrate the Lord's resurrection at the Easter Vigil Service. The Eucharist is removed from all Catholic Churches during this time in remembrance of Jesus' passion and death. Located in the Parish Center right by where it and the Church connect. Anyone can drop in to pray before the Eucharist or can sign up to for an hour shift , see the liturgy webpage for
The Grotto has been a place of prayer and reflection at the Church for nearly 90 years. The Circle of Mary gathers here to pray the rosary each Thursday evening and many parishioners stop by for a peaceful prayer environment.
The Gathering area is located where the
Church and Parish Center join together.
Our Archives group puts up a exhibit in
the display case each month and
various parish groups share pictures
and information of current activities in
the other half of the case. This is also
where many of the bake sales, fundraisers and other activities are held following
The Family Room is located in next to the Gathering area. small parish gatherings such as Baptism preparation classes, Day Retreats, prayer breakfasts, Bible Study groups all use this room for their sessions.
St. Mary's Hall provides the perfect facility for wedding, anniversary and other types of large receptions and gatherings with it seating capacity of 400 persons.
Now that you've seen our Church and seen our steeple check out our ministry webpages or even better come visit us and meet all our people!