Mission of Texas Católico Project: West Side Parish Project

The San Antonio and Texas Católico: West Side Parish Project is to further the study of the history of Catholic Church in San Antonio and Texas, with a focus on the Latino experience and a special, though not exclusive, interest in parish history, life and culture. It fosters faculty and student reach projects promotes collecting and digitizing parish histories, and sponsors seminars. These endeavors seek a deeper appreciation of the work of Church leaders and the faithful in preserving and enhancing the Catholic faith tradition in the city and region.

Inaugural Event

On Friday, October 4, 2024 The Center for Catholic Studies will bring together scholars and lay and religious members of San Antonio’s Westside parishes interested in documenting parish histories for consultation. Principal investigators Drs. Gerald Poyo and Gilberto Hinojosa, with the support of the Center for Catholic Studies, will lay the groundwork for the convocation, which will involve identifying participants, establishing relationships with parishes, learning about their archival holdings, and introducing St. Mary’s University Center for Catholic Studies to the surrounding community.  More information will be coming soon. 


More information on digital archives for this project will be coming soon.

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