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San Antonio's Vibrant Italian Catholic Church

95 Years of Faith, Family, Tradition.

Mass Schedule:

Saturday 4 pm ENGLISH
Sunday 11 am ENGLISH
Sunday 1:30 pm SPANISH

Church Office Hours:

M–F: 10 am – 3 pm


Our Enduring Legacy

In 1890, a large group of Italians from Calabria left loved ones and all they knew and crossed an ocean to an unfamiliar land and language. They chose to settle in San Antonio, Texas, and centered their lives around the traditions of their Catholic faith, with the goal of one day building a beautiful church in honor of the patron saint of Calabria, San Francesco di Paola.

old church photo black and white
Fr. Carlos photo


Very Reverend Carlos B. Velazquez

Father Velazquez was born in Chicago, but grew up in San Antonio. He attended Our Lady of Sorrows School, St. Mary’s School, and St. Anthony Seminary High School.


Weddings and Special Events

Our private bridal room in the back of the church is a beautiful space for a bride and her bridesmaids to gather, dress, take pictures, and prepare before the wedding. We are flexible and can arrange for a 5:30 PM wedding Mass on Saturday after our 4 PM Mass.


View our events calendar and make plans to join us for our upcoming events.