EVENTS

Old Spanish Mission, Inc., receives the Texas Historical Commission's prestigious Governor's Award for Historical Preservation, March 2013.

https://www.facebook.com/dianaiam1/videos/10155094221829592/

Fr. David Garcia-Director of Old Spanish Missions , Inc.,

is named 2017 Battle of Flowers Parade Grand Marshall

 


 

500 Matachine Dancers from San Antonio Parishes
Celebrate Concepción Feast Day on December 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNgZxzNIlGI

Hundreds of Matachine Dancers from San Antonio and South Texas will be gathering at Mission Concepción on Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm. The mission will be celebrating its patronal feast, the Immaculate Conception, which falls on December 8. The Matachine Dancers keep alive a tradition of colorful garb and dance on special religious feast days. This custom goes back to Spanish colonial times when missionaries incorporated native indigenous music and dance into Catholic celebrations.

The dancers will lead a procession to the San Antonio River through Concepción Park and then back to the mission. All the groups will dance in front of the mission, and then each group will enter into the mission church to offer their dance in front of the historical painting of the Virgin Mary.In San Antonio many families have three generations dancing together as Matachines. This is the 4th year the dancers will celebrate in front of the mission.

The public is invited to join in the celebrations for what promises to be a spiritual and cultural moment. Food truck vendors will be on site.

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https://therivardreport.com/500-matachines-dancers-to-descend-on-mission-concepcion/


2016 Rose Window Gala  Raises $472,600

with a record 650 Guests.


SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS DESIGNATED AS WORLD HERITAGE SITES 

http://therivardreport.com/san-antonio-celebrates-world-heritage-site-designation/

 


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2014 ROSE WINDOW AWARD GALA NETS $260,886 IN INCOME
 
The second biennial Rose Window Award Gala, held October 14 drew a record attendance with 560 seats sold and a total income for the Permanent Fund at $260,886 after expenses.Sponsors of the Gala included Silver Eagle Distributors, Valero, USAA, and the William & Salomé Scanlan Foundation.Gala honoree Gen. Josue “Joe” Robles, Jr., soon to retire from USAA as President/CEO, has been a staunch supporter of Old Spanish Missions, Inc., and the work done on the preservation and restoration of the four 18th Century Spanish Colonial Mission churches.Missions Concepción, San José, San Juan, Espada and their compounds comprise the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, a tourist draw of over 2 million visitors annually. The four churches are active Parishes within the Archdiocese of San Antonio.Guests were treated to a reception in front of the Convento area at Mission San José and the sounds of Henry Brun.The Sacristy window and a plaque honoring donors who contributed to the restoration of the Rose Window were blessed prior to dinner by Archbishop Gustavo García Siller, MSpS.Dinner was served by True Flavors Catering. Place settings were marked with commemorative stone coasters featuring the Rose Window in an evening setting.Special shadow boxes featuring images of all four missions were presented to the four San Jose level sponsors by Gala Committee members Vivian Vance, Frank & Cecilia Herrera, and Chris Alderete.Rev. David Garcia, Chris Cheever , and Barbara Gentry Gala Co-Chair presented Gen. Robles with a special plaque designed and created by Gini Garcia of Garcia Glass.Rev. Garcia introduced Mardi Arce-Superintendent of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, who discussed the status of the Missions’ World Heritage nomination.Rev. Garcia advised the guests of the 8 awards the Missions restoration projects have garnered in a 2 year period. The festivities closed with a thank you to all involved in making the 2014 Gala a success.

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Old Spanish Missions, Inc., of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, also known as Las Misiónes, is pleased to announce that it has received its 8th award in 2 years for its preservation efforts in restoring and preserving the four 18th Century Spanish Colonial Mission church buildings of Missions Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada. The San Antonio Conservation Society has selected the restoration of Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo as the recipient of their 2014 Historic Preservation Award. It is the second award for Old Spanish Missions from the San Antonio Conservation Society who recognize significant accomplishments in accordance with their purpose:…to preserve and to encourage the preservation of historic buildings, objects, places, and customs relating to the history of Texas, its natural beauty and all that is admirably distinctive to our State; and by such physical and cultural preservation to keep the history of Texas legible and intact to educate the public, especially the youth of today and tomorrow, with the knowledge of our inherited regional values. The 2013 Historic Restoration Award was presented to Old Spanish Missions at the Preservation Texas Annual Honor Awards ceremony held at Mission San José on December 5. The award showcases the restoration project of Mission San Juan de Capistrano, which was completed March 2013. It is the second award from Preservation Texas organization. Mission San Juan de Capistrano’s restoration garnered the “People’s Choice Award” at the annual Power of Preservation Promenade hosted by the Power of Preservation Foundation. The event was held at the Intercontinental Motors building on Broadway on October 24, 2013. (That building was designed by Ford, Powell & Carson, and at the event the office also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of O’Neil Ford’s legacy.) http://www.powerofpreservation.org/about-us/ Mission Concepcion’s interior restoration was awarded a Merit Award in the category of Religious Architecture: Restoration by Faith & Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture. The project will be featured, along with other winning entries from 2013, in the Winter 2013 Awards Issue of Faith & Form Magazine. The winning projects will also be displayed at the 2014 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects in Chicago and an Awards Presentation will be made at that time. The Texas Historical Commission’s Governors Award was presented to Old Spanish Missions in March 2013 at the Texas State Capitol in a presentation by Governor Rick Perry. The Award is given for excellence in preservation efforts at the discretion of the Texas Historical Commission. The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) awarded the Mission Concepcion Interior Restoration their Annual ‘Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award of Excellence.’ SESAH is a regional chapter of the national Society of Architectural Historians that promotes scholarship on architecture and related subjects and serves as a forum for ideas among architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and others involved in professions related to the built environment. The chapter draws its membership primarily from twelve states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia). The organization holds an annual meeting and academic conference, where the Best of the South award is presented. The 2012 Preservation Texas Historic Restoration Award was presented to Old Spanish Missions in 2012 for both the Concepción and Mission San José projects which were completed in 2010 and 2011 respectively. The San Antonio Conservation Society – Historic Preservation Award was awarded March 2012 for state of the art restoration of the interior of the historic 1755 church at Mission Concepción. Work on the last of the four 18th Century Spanish Colonial Missions, Mission San Francisco de la Espada is set to start Spring 2014. Running concurrently is the Rose Window Project which includes work at restoring and preserving the iconic and world renowned Rose Window of Mission San José.

The preservation efforts of Old Spanish Missions, Inc. (Las Misiones) were recognized by Texas Governor Rick Perry through the Texas Historical Commission’s prestigious 2013 Governors Award.

View story by Today’s Catholic’s Carol Sowa:

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Las Misiones Ornaments are available.

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          FR. DAVID – DIRECTOR OF OLD SPANISH MISSIONS, INC., SPEAKS ABOUT THE MISSIONS Listen to an extended interview by Steven O Sellers of radio KONO 101.9 of Fr. David Garcia, Old Spanish Missions, Inc. on the history of the Missions. http://www.kono1011.com/Player/101412691/     San Antonio B-Cycles Are Now at Our Missions!

 

Events @ The Missions

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Mission of Nuestra Senora de la
Purisima
Concepción 

www.missionconcepcion.org
Pastoral Administrator: Rev. David Garcia
807 Mission Rd.     
San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 532-0182
Mass Schedule
Sunday 10:00 AM Bilingual
       12:00 PM Mariachi Mass

500 Matachine Dancers from San Antonio Parishes to

Celebrate Concepción Feast Day on December 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNgZxzNIlGI

Hundreds of Matachine Dancers from San Antonio and South Texas will be gathering at Mission Concepción on Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm. The mission will be celebrating its patronal feast, the Immaculate Conception, which falls on December 8. The Matachine Dancers keep alive a tradition of colorful garb and dance on special religious feast days. This custom goes back to Spanish colonial times when missionaries incorporated native indigenous music and dance into Catholic celebrations.

The dancers will lead a procession to the San Antonio River through Concepción Park and then back to the mission. All the groups will dance in front of the mission, and then each group will enter into the mission church to offer their dance in front of the historical painting of the Virgin Mary.In San Antonio many families have three generations dancing together as Matachines. This is the 4th year the dancers will celebrate in front of the mission.

The public is invited to join in the celebrations for what promises to be a spiritual and cultural moment. Food truck vendors will be on site.


San José y San Miguel de Aguayo

www.catholicearth.com/missionsanjosechurch
Pastor: Rev. Rogelio Martinez, OFM
701 E. Pyron Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78214
Phone: (210) 922-0543
Fax: (210) 932-2271
 Mass Schedule
 Saturday 5:30 PM English
Sunday    7:30 Spanish        
          9:00 AM English 
         10:30 AM English
         12:00 PM Bilingual(Mariachi Mass)

 

2017 MISSION SAN JOSE MISSION FEST

 


SAN JUAN AFTER (2) Mission San Juan de Capistrano

Pastor: Rev. James G. Galvin
9101 Graff Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78214
Phone: (210) 534-3161
Mass Schedule
Saturday 5:00 PM English
Sunday 9:00 AM English
       10:45 AM Bilingual

 

 


Mission San Francisco de la Espada

Pastor: Rev. Rommel Perez, OFM
10040 Espada Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78214
Phone: (210) 627-2064
Mass Schedule:
Saturday   6:00 PM English
Sunday    10:00 AM English