An interfaith agency, staff and volunteers provide religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 10 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in the San Antonio Metropolitan and Karnes City areas.
Family Renewal Center
503 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 299-4541
Fax: (210) 299-1193
Outreach Program Director: Steven Balarin
Counseling Services Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio
Individual, family, couples and group counseling. Most insurances accepted. Sliding scale. Multiple locations including Del Rio and Kerrville.
231 W. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 377-1133
Fax: (210) 377-1230
Hours: Monday ,Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Director: Leslie A. Ellenbogen, LCSW
The ministry’s mission is to promote accessibility for all deaf and hard-of-hearing persons in a culturally appropriate manner, and assist them in participating fully in all aspects of parish and diocesan life.
The following urban parishes provide interpreting services for the Deaf at these Mass times:
St. Pius X – Sunday 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Selma – Sunday 10 a.m.
St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Shrine – Sunday 10:30 a.m.
St. Francis of Assisi-San Antonio – Sunday 11:15 a.m.
St. Leo the Great – Sunday 12 p.m. (Noon)
St. Mark the Evangelist – Sunday 5 p.m.
The ministers provide regular and emergency pastoral visits to those hospitalized. Volunteers in Hospital Ministry serve in more than 10 different hospitals throughout the San Antonio area. Priests assist in offering the anointing of the sick to patients.
Director: Melie McKnight, M.A.P.M.
Phone: (210) 413-7170
Chaplain: Rev. Kennedy O. Nyumba
Phone: (210) 769-7559
University and St. Luke Hospital Chaplain
Rev. Nicholas W. Brown, SCJ
Phone: (210) 358-4000
Ministry for Persons with Disabilities
Following the directives of the 1978 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pastoral statement, the consultant communicates the importance of accessibility to the disabled so they can fully participate in the parish life (e.g., worship services, recreational events, other activities).
Project Rachel of San Antonio, Inc.
A healing network of specially-trained priests, therapists and laypersons who provide a team response of care for men and women suffering the aftermath of abortion. Project Rachel offers individuals ministry referrals, frequent retreats, support groups, educational programs, and resources for parishes.
Phone: (210) 342-4673