Answering Christ’s call, we guide people to encounter Him so as to live in hope, as pilgrims in daily life.
We are staff, volunteers, intercessors, and benefactors; answering Christ’s call to be missionaries of hope!
Pilgrim Center of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Catholic ministry, sustained by prayers and financial donations from businesses & private individuals.
Relationship with the Local Diocese: Pilgrim Center of Hope has the full blessing of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio and Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS. (See our episcopal endorsements.) While we work closely with the Archdiocese on a number of projects, PCH is not an office of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Called at the Sea
Our founders, Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, share our story…
What We Do
Pilgrim Center of Hope continues to “cast the net” out into the world…
Name & Logo
The highly symbolic name “Pilgrim Center of Hope” represents the Church in its journey of faith to the New Jerusalem, eternal life. PCH is an exemplary answer to the universal call to take responsibility for missionary activity in building up the body of Christ.
A role model for those involved with this apostolate is St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Her life and teaching demonstrate the close bond between mission and contemplation. In fact, there can be no mission without a life of intense prayer and communion with the Lord and His sacrifice on the Cross. The following quote from St. Thérèse appears on PCH’s Chapel door: “The Creator of the Universe awaits the prayer of a little soul to save other souls.”
Pilgrim Center of Hope’s logo elements:
- Ship — the Church on her pilgrim journey
- Chi Ro (“PX”) — Christ Jesus, head of the Church
- Open Sail — docility to the Holy Spirit
- Water — ‘waves’ of turmoil and calm in our lives
- Star — Mary, Star of Evangelization, guiding the pilgrim Church through her intercessory prayer
- People — all of humanity
- Pope — Vicar of Christ, guiding the ship
Pilgrim Center of Hope, Inc., holds the same safeguarding policy as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Safeguarding means taking all reasonable steps to prevent harm, particularly sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment from occurring; to protect people, especially vulnerable adults and children, from that harm; and to respond appropriately when harm does occur.