Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio
|Archdiocese of San Antonio
Archidioecesis Sancti Antonii
The coat of arms of the archdiocese
|Territory||City of San Antonio and the following counties: Val Verde, Edwards, Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Uvalde, Kinney, Medina, Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, Frio, Atascosa, and McMullen.|
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of San Antonio|
|Area||27,841 sq mi (72,110 km2)|
|(as of 2014)
|Established||August 28, 1874|
|Cathedral||San Fernando Cathedral|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Michael Joseph Boulette|
|Emeritus Bishops||Thomas Flanagan|
The archdiocese includes the city of San Antonio and the following counties: Val Verde, Edwards, Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Uvalde, Kinney, Medina, Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, Frio, Atascosa, and the portion of McMullen north of the Nueces River.
On August 28, 1874, the Catholic Diocese of Galveston was divided and the northern territory was canonically erected by the Holy See as the diocese of San Antonio. Originally part of the Ecclesiastical Province of New Orleans, it was subsequently elevated on August 3, 1926, to a metropolitan archdiocese.
The archbishop of San Antonio also serves as the Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of San Antonio with the Archdiocese of San Antonio overseeing the following suffragan dioceses: Amarillo, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo, Lubbock, and San Angelo. All of Texas' dioceses had been suffragan sees under San Antonio until December 2004 when Pope John Paul II created the new Ecclesiastical Province of Galveston-Houston and elevated the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to a Metropolitan See.
History of diocese
The Archdiocese of San Antonio was erected as a diocese on August 28, 1874, under the then Diocese of Galveston. It was elevated to an archdiocese on August 3, 1926. As of 2010, it has 138 parishes, 34 missions and two pastoral centers.
The following are lists of ordinaries (bishops and archbishops of the diocese) and auxiliary bishops, and their years of service. They are followed by other priests of this diocese who became bishops.
Diocese of San Antonio
- Anthony Dominic Ambrose Pellicer (September 2, 1874 Appointed – April 14, 1880 Died)
- John Claude Neraz (February 18, 1881 Appointed – November 15, 1894 Died)
- John Anthony Forest (August 27, 1895 Appointed – March 11, 1911 Died)
- John William Shaw (March 11, 1911 Succeeded – January 25, 1918 Appointed Archbishop of New Orleans, Louisiana)(coadjutor, 1910-1911)
- Arthur Jerome Drossaerts (July 18, 1918 Appointed – August 3, 1926 Elevated to Archbishop)
Archdiocese of San Antonio
- Arthur Jerome Drossaerts (August 3, 1926 Elevated to Archbishop – September 8, 1940 Died)
- Robert Emmet Lucey (January 23, 1941 Appointed – May 23, 1969 Retired)
- Francis James Furey (May 23, 1969 Appointed – April 23, 1979 Died)
- Patrick Fernández Flores (August 23, 1979 Appointed – December 29, 2004 Retired)
- José Horacio Gómez (December 29, 2004 Appointed – April 6, 2010 Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles)
- Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. (October 14, 2010 Appointed- present)
- Stephen Aloysius Leven (1955-1969) appointed Bishop of San Angelo
- Patrick Fernández Flores (1970-1978) appointed Bishop of El Paso
- Hugo Mark Gerbermann, M.M. (1975-1982) retired
- Raymundo Joseph Peña (1976-1980) appointed Bishop of El Paso
- Charles Victor Grahmann (1981-1982) appointed Bishop of Victoria in Texas
- Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B (1981-1982) appointed Bishop of Las Cruces
- Bernard Ferdinand Popp (1983-1993) retired
- Edmond Carmody (1988-1992) appointed Bishop of Tyler
- Joseph Anthony Galante (1992-1994) appointed Bishop of Beaumont
- John Yanta (1994-1997) appointed Bishop of Amarillo
- Thomas Flanagan (1998-2005) retired
- Patrick Zurek (1998-2008) appointed Bishop of Amarillo
- Oscar Cantú (2008-2013) appointed Bishop of Las Cruces
- Michael Joseph Boulette (2017-present)
Other priests of this diocese who became bishops
- Mariano Simon Garriga appointed coadjutor bishop of Corpus Christi in 1936
- Sidney Matthew Metzger appointed auxiliary bishop of Santa Fe in 1939
- Laurence Julius FitzSimon appointed Bishop of Amarillo in 1941
- Charles Edwin Herzig appointed Bishop of Tyler in 1986
- Gerald Richard Barnes appointed auxiliary bishop of San Bernardino in 1992
- José Arturo Cepeda Escobedo appointed auxiliary bishop of Detroit in 2011
- University of the Incarnate Word (est. 1881)
- Our Lady of the Lake University (est. 1895)
- St. Mary's University (est. 1852)
- Antonian College Preparatory High School, Castle Hills (Est. 1964)
- Central Catholic Marianist High School, San Antonio (Est. 1852)
- Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio (Est. 1957)
- Incarnate Word High School, San Antonio (Est. 1881)
- Our Lady of the Hills High School, Kerrville (Est. 2013)
- Providence High School, San Antonio (Est. 1951)
- St. Anthony Catholic High School, San Antonio (Est. 1903)
- St. Gerard Catholic High School, San Antonio (Est. 1927)
- John Paul II Catholic High School, Schertz (Est. 2009)
Province of San Antonio
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- Official Catholic Directory Anno Domini, Part 1. P.J. Kenedy, 2005. p. 1195. Retrieved from Google Books on October 6, 2012. "The San Antonio Archdiocese comprises Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, McMullen (that part of McMullen County north of the Nueces River), Medina, Real, Uvalde, Vol Verde and Wilson."
- "Archdiocese of San Antonio Archidioecesis Sancti Antonii". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. 2010-04-06.
- "Fast Facts". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. 2010-04-06.
- "Pope Names San Antonio Archbishop José Gomez Coadjutor Archbishop Of Los Angeles". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 2010-04-06.
- "POPE APPOINTS COADJUTOR ARCHBISHOP FOR LOS ANGELES". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 2010-04-02.
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio Official Site
- Archdiocese of San Antonio Schools
- Archdiocese of San Antonio (Archives)
- "Diocese of San Antonio". Catholic Encyclopedia.