MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE along with the other SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS
The designation of the San Antonio missions as a World Heritage Site was confirmed July 5, 2015 at the 39th annual session of the World Heritage Convention in Bonn, Germany. The U.S. and San Antonio were well represented in Bonn with a delegation of public and private entities led by the U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, Crystal Nix-Hines, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association. The San Antonio delegation included Las Misiones Advisory Committee member Daniel A. Naranjo, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran (District 3), Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and representatives from the San Antonio River Authority, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The University of Texas College of Architecture, Construction and Planning and the National Park Foundation. Mr. Naranjo gave an interview from Germany concerning the impact of this new honor to the missions, stressing that the churches are active parishes in the archdiocese.
HOLY PLACES AT TWO ENDS OF A FREAKY RAIL TRACK!
Welcome to the cyber home of the Catholic Communities of Mission San Juan Capistrano, 9101 Graf Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78214 and St. Ann Catholic Church, 11862 Southton Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78223. The "Haunted Rail Tracks" are half way between the two churches at Shane Road / Villamain. Don't freak out on a dark night because Jesus of Nazareth has your back. Just ask Him to protect you as you travel through this "Valley of Darkness" and then come and join us for a CELEBRATION of GOD'S LOVE at the Mission or at St. Ann's. We want to welcome you and make you feel like the V.I.P. that you are. Make this your very own community. Pray and play!! Enjoy our "get togethers" and be part of making them happen. Help us to reach out to others. The Mission was founded in 1731 but we are really very modern. Like so many people, we know, we are ancient looking on the outside and youthful on the inside. Anything is possible with prayer, a little sweat and oodles of cooperation. So I invite you to join us. They call me "Fr. Jim" among other things; I'm sure!
I am here to welcome you.
I am Jim Galvin, the pastor of the Mission.