The Story of Misión San José y San Miguel de Aguayo.
The year was 1720. That’s when Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús founded what is now known as The Queen of the Missions. A major social center, it was viewed and much admired as a model of a mission organization.
It certainly had a great deal to be proud of: The stateliness and grace of the church and other structures. Rich, productive fields and pastures. A pastoral setting on a small rise and set well back from the unpredictable—but lovely—river. A large complex that incorporated residences, crafts and trade workshops, a productive granary and mill—and more. It was the equivalent of a self-sustaining town. Quite an achievement in what was then an outpost on the frontera. In fact, it was the showplace of the Southwest.
Construction on the present church began in 1758. The cornerstone was laid by Governor Don Hugo Oconor and Gaspar Jose Solis—the Franciscan inspector. It was completed in 1782. And it has held on to its reputation as the mission with the most beautiful church along the entire frontier of New Spain ever since.
The pastor of Misión San José is Rev. Rogelio Martinez, OFM.
701 E. Pyron
San Antonio, Texas 78214
Weekend Mass Schedule
5:00 p.m. – English/Indoor
9:00 a.m. – English/Indoor
12:00 p.m. – Spanish/Outdoor
Lenten Mass Schedule
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22
9:00 a.m. – Mass with Ashes/Indoor
12:00 p.m. – Service of the Word with Ashes/Indoor
3:00 p.m. – Service of the Word with Ashes/Indoor
7:00 p.m. – Mass with Ashes/Indoor
Stations of the cross every Friday after Ash Wednesday in the Church
Feb 24th – 7:00 p.m.
March 3rd – 7:00 p.m.
March 10th – 7:00 p.m.
March 17th – 7:00 p.m.
March 24th – 7:00 p.m.
March 31st – 7:00 p.m.
Lenten Reconciliation Service in the San Juan Diego Chapel
March 15th – 6:00 pm in the San Juan Diego Chapel
Lenten Parish Mission W/ Fr. Jesus Adan Vallejo Andrade , ofm
March 20th – 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall—English
March 21st – 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall—Spanish
March 22nd – 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall—English
(Holy water removed, presentation of holy oils, washing of the feet, stripping of Altar, Adoration at the Altar of Repose)
April 6th – 7:00 p.m. in the Church
(Passion Play, Seven Last Words of Christ, Adoration of the Holy Cross)
12:00 p.m. Passion Play on the Mission grounds
3:00 p.m. 7 Last Words of Christ in the Church
7:00 p.m. Adoration of the Holy Cross in the Church
April 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Church
9:00 a.m. Mass English (will have an Egg hunt after Mass on the Mission grounds)
12:00 p.m. Mass Spanish w/ Mariachis