2019 In Review

  • January 2019

    Journeys of Hope

    Through our Journeys of Hope radio program and podcast, we introduced a series featuring pilgrim destinations in San Antonio! Our online archive includes this series on the San Antonio Spanish Missions, plus episodes about San Fernando Cathedral, Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) & other downtown churches. Local churches will continue to be featured on the weekly program, along with global pilgrimage destinations.

  • January 2019

    Socials with the Saints

    Afternoon Teas with the Saints, our presentations about different members of the Communion of Saints, started its ninth year as a monthly series at PCH. The name was modified to Socials with the Saints to include on-demand presentations out in the community for parishes & groups.

    January 2019

  • February 2019

    PCH Speaker Team

    We developed and formed the PCH Speaker Team made up of local Catholic professionals who are formed in the faith & want to be a part of our evangelization outreach efforts in the community. In 2019, our speakers presented talks about the Catholic faith at conferences, retreats, parish group meetings, and annual archdiocesan Rosary Congress.

  • February 2019

    Catholic Men’s Conference

    Just over 850 men were spiritually lifted up at our annual Catholic Men’s Conference in San Antonio; with dynamic nationally-known speakers Fr. Larry Richards, Dr. Ralph Martin, and Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM. Fr. Ken concluded the day with a powerfully moving Eucharistic Healing Service.

    February 2019

  • March 2019

    Meditating on Sacred Art

    Mary Jane Fox presented a Saturday morning workshop based on her travels to holy sites around the world. Participants learned about Visio Divina, praying & meditating with sacred art.

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  • March 2019

    Stella Maris Campaign

    The Stella Maris Campaign planning committee convened for the first time, initiating a formal effort to move forward with plans for the building of a new evangelization center on existing PCH property.

    March 2019

  • April 2019

    Meet the Master

    Meet the Master monthly Saturday mornings of reflection began—attracting participants from other faiths, as well as visitors from Mexico. As a result of the popularity of these mornings, which include adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a presentation, silent reflection, and group discussion, Meet the Master will continue in 2020.

  • May 2019

    Catholic Seniors’ Conference

    We filled St. George Maronite Church & ballroom with our annual Catholic Seniors’ Conference especially for seniors, their adult children, and caregivers. CSC was developed in collaboration with and at the suggestion of Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS.

    May 2019

  • May 2019

    Galilee Prayer Boat

    First gathering on Galilee Prayer Boat with the Stella Maris Campaign committee. The boat was hand-built on the future site of the Stella Maris Center. This is the first visible indication of progress of our plans to construct a new evangelization center.

  • 2019

    Belief Column

    This year, we expanded our partnership with the San Antonio Express-News Faith section by serving as contributing writers for the Belief column. Our topics for 2019 included Purgatory, Discipleship, The Rosary, and Sacred Art. The Express-News is the fourth-largest daily newspaper in Texas, with a Sunday edition circulation of 339,465.

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  • August 2019

    Pivotal Pilgrimages

    Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox led two pilgrimage groups throughout the Holy Land. This marked the Foxes’ 57th & 58th times leading authentic spiritual journeys to sacred destinations where Jesus was born, lived, conducted his ministry, was crucified, and to the place of his resurrection.

    On the second of the two pilgrimages, Mary Jane suffered a fall which resulted in a badly-fractured ankle needing surgeries and time to heal. The Foxes’ unexpected longer stay in the Holy Land bore fruit for the ministry spiritually—and confirmed several priorities for Pilgrim Center of Hope’s future development.

  • 2019

    2 Catholic Women’s Conferences

    For the first time in our almost 20 years of presenting the Catholic Women’s Conference in San Antonio—the longest two-day women’s conference of its type in the United States, we held two CWC events at the parish level. These more intimate CWC gatherings were held on April 12 & 13 at St. Mark the Evangelist Church and September 20 & 21 and St. Margaret Mary Church.

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  • October 2019

    Important Upgrades

    With an eye on continued future growth, we began upgrading our I.T. services with increased security & capabilities to continue being good stewards of PCH resources.

  • October 2019

    Prayer Brunch

    Together with our Missionary of Hope benefactors, volunteers, and prayer intercessors, we celebrated our annual Prayer Brunch, marking the start of our 2nd quarter-century of ministry. Our annual fundraiser featured Bishop Michael Boulette, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio applying the Beatitudes for us today.

    October 2019

  • November 2019

    Giving Thanks

    Mass of Thanksgiving for the ministry’s benefactors, celebrated by PCH Chaplain, Fr. Pat Martin

18,000+

Average Number of People Reached Monthly*
(*does not include radio & newspaper audiences!)

49+

events across South TX where PCH distributed free spiritual tools & information in 2019

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