Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio
Archdiocese of San Antonio
Archidioecesis Sancti Antonii
Arquidiócesis de San Antonio
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|
|Bishops emeritus||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.
- 1 History of diocese
- 2 Bishops
- 3 Education
- 4 Province of San Antonio
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
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.
Bishops of San Antonio
- Anthony Dominic Ambrose Pellicer (1874–1880)
- John Claude Neraz (1881–1894)
- John Anthony Forest (1895–1911)
- John William Shaw (1911–1918), appointed Archbishop of New Orleans
- Arthur Jerome Drossaerts (1918–1926)
Archbishops of San Antonio
- Arthur Jerome Drossaerts (1926–1940)
- Robert Emmet Lucey (1941–1969)
- Francis James Furey (1969–1979)
- Patrick Fernández Flores (1979–2004)
- José Horacio Gómez (2004–2010), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and later Archbishop of Los Angeles
- Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. (2010–present)
- John William Shaw (1910-1911)
- Stephen Aloysius Leven (1955-1969), appointed Bishop of San Angelo
- Patrick Fernández Flores (1970-1978), appointed Bishop of El Paso and later Archbishop of San Antonio
- Hugo Mark Gerbermann, M.M. (1975-1982)
- Raymundo Joseph Peña (1976-1980), appointed Bishop of El Paso and later Bishop of Brownsville
- Charles Victor Grahmann (1981-1982), appointed Bishop of Victoria and later Bishop of Dallas
- Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B (1981-1982), appointed Bishop of Las Cruces
- Bernard Ferdinand Popp (1983-1993)
- Edmond Carmody (1988-1992), appointed Bishop of Tyler and later Bishop of Corpus Christi
- Joseph Anthony Galante (1992-1994), appointed Bishop of Beaumont and later Coadjutor Bishop of Dallas and Bishop of Camden
- John Yanta (1994-1997), appointed Bishop of Amarillo
- Thomas Flanagan (1998-2005)
- 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 and later Bishop of Corpus Christi
- Sidney Matthew Metzger, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Fe and later Coadjutor Bishop and Bishop of El Paso
- Laurence Julius FitzSimon, appointed Bishop of Amarillo
- Charles Edwin Herzig, appointed Bishop of Tyler
- Gerald Richard Barnes, appointed Auxiliary Bishop and later Bishop of San Bernardino
- José Arturo Cepeda Escobedo, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
- 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
- Catholic Church by country
- Catholic Church in the United States
- Ecclesiastical Province of San Antonio
- Global organisation of the Catholic Church
- List of Roman Catholic archdioceses (by country and continent)
- List of Roman Catholic dioceses (alphabetical) (including archdioceses)
- List of Roman Catholic dioceses (structured view) (including archdioceses)
- List of the Catholic dioceses of the United States
- 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. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09.
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio Official Site
- Archdiocese of San Antonio Schools
- Archdiocese of San Antonio (Archives)
- "Diocese of San Antonio". Catholic Encyclopedia.