Stella Maris Campaign
Response to the Call
Responding to the need for hope that we are seeing today, this growing ministry is building a multipurpose evangelization center and exhibit hall on the existing PCH property to provide opportunities for people to encounter Christ through multimedia, interactive, educational, personal experiences.
Throughout our lives, we often ask the question “why?” The answer is discovered in the Truth – in the person of Jesus Christ, our Savior. His Mother, Stella Maris, will guide us to him. – Mary Jane Fox
PHASE I – Acquire 6.8 Acre Property – Completed
Founded in 1993, Pilgrim Center of Hope purchased the property in 2013.
PHASE II – Property Improvements – Completed
- Maintenance projects such as new signage, pest control, and facility updates
- Prayerful ambience improvements include outdoor Stations of the Cross, statuary, aesthetic landscaping and planting of trees related to the Holy Land, and a custom-built, wooden ‘Galilee boat’ for private/group meditation that features an 8-foot crucifix
- Security & safety improvements include a 1,200-foot cedar fence (eight feet high) and trimming dozens of trees & moss removal
PHASE III – Build Evangelization Center – In Progress
Stella Maris Center
Preliminary architectural rendering
On the occasion of Pilgrim Center of Hope’s 25th anniversary, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., blessed the future construction site of Stella Maris Center, after celebrating Mass in the PCH Chapel (Gethsemane). With this blessing and encouragement, we have begun seeking funds for the construction of the center.
The people who have experienced your ministry connect with the Lord and the Church in new ways, and that is invaluable. May the Lord continue to bless the work and ministry of Pilgrim Center of Hope and thank you for your faithful service to the Church and the people of God.
– Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, Archbishop of San Antonio
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Pilgrim Center of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and gifts are tax-deductible. While this ministry has the blessing of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Pilgrim Center of Hope is independently sustained by donations from individuals, groups & businesses. Every gift to this vital mission helps!