Welcome to Saint Mary Cathedral!
Our vision is to be a shining light of Catholic thought and action, lived out through our parish and school, as an example to all in the Diocese of Austin and the State of Texas, exhibiting integrity in all that we do as we serve Jesus Christ.
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday-Friday at 6:30 a.m. & 12:05 p.m.
Saturday Daily at 12:05 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil
8:00 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 12:00 Noon; 1:45 p.m. (Spanish); 3:30 p.m. (Traditional Latin); 5:30 p.m.
Ordinary & Holy Day Mass Schedule
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: The poor in Latin America
That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians, may bear witness to the love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.
Que la responsabilidad política pueda ser vivida en todos los niveles como una alta forma de caridad.
Evangelización: Los pobres en América Latina
Que en medio de las desigualdades sociales, los cristianos de América Latina, pueden dar testimonio del amor a los pobres y contribuir a una sociedad más fraternal.
Cathedral Office and Cathedral School of Saint Mary will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m.
Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2015, a time when the Church celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the "freedom to bear witness" to the truth of the Gospel. For more information and resources, go to USCCB website.
Prayer for Religious Freedom
O God our Creator, from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome—for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us—this great land will always be “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mass at 6:00pm, in the Cathedral, followed by a Blessing, Enrollment and Investiture of the Brown Scapular. Join us after Mass for a Potluck Dinner in Bishops Hall. To volunteer to bring an item for the potluck by signing up online at Volunteer Spot or contact Loretta at the Cathedral Office.
Saint Mary Cathedral invites you to a reception thanking Ignacio Moreno, and his wife Tommie, for their years of dedicated service to Saint Mary Cathedral. During their years here at the Cathedral, Mr. Moreno has served as lector, catechist, coordinator of Austin Rosary Crusade, and various other ministries. Join us in Bishops Hall after the 1:45 p.m. Spanish Mass on Sunday, July 5.
La Catedral de Santa María le invita a una recepción agradeciendo el Señor Ignacio Moreno, y su esposa Tommie, por sus años de servicio dedicado a la Catedral de Santa María. Durante sus años aquí en la Catedral, se ha sido lector, catequista, coordinador de Austin Cruzada del Rosario, y varios otros ministerios. Los invitamos que nos acompañen en el salón de los obispos después de la Misa en español el domingo, 5 de julio.
Please extend a warm welcome to our new parochial vicar, Fr. Hai Nguyen (pronounced “hi win”). Fr. Nguyen was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Vásquez on June 6, 2015, and has been assigned to the Cathedral, effective June 29. Take a few minutes to introduce yourself to Fr. Nguyen when you see him after Mass.
By popular demand from many parents who seek a deeper and fully biblical understanding of the Catholic faith, Middle school, high school, and adults are all welcome – doors will open at 10:30 am on Sundays in the Donahue Center Cafeteria, unless announced otherwise.
Mrs. Harrison, thank you for your generous stewardship to Saint Mary Cathedral!
Our local efforts are being coordinated through Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul Society. You may contact them directly to volunteer and/or donate funds for relief services. Many thanks to our parishioners and visitors who generously donated to these efforts.