Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine Mass) independent chapel, located 20 minutes east of San Antonio, between Marion and Seguin. Traditional Catholic priests serving San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, and surrounding areas by offering the 1962 Mass (pre Vatican 2) exclusively. St. Dominic's Chapel is traditional Catholic, rejecting the changes of Vatican 2. We only wish to remain Roman Catholic, even as the post-Vatican II Conciliar Church becomes Protestant. We choose to follow the first 261 popes, rather than the last 5!
Bishop Williamson – His Excellency will be in Houston, TX on the evening of July 6th for Mass, Confirmations, and a 2-3 hour conference. If you are interested in attending, please ask Matthew for details. It’s a 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hour drive depending on how close you live to San Antonio or Austin.
Ready for Summer – We’ve taken advantage of special financing to purchase and install a new, larger 25000 BTU air conditioner. Having run some tests, it looks like we’re all set to stay comfortable during the hot Texas Summer! San Antonio (or Austin) isn’t known for its mild summers. Donations to help cover this expense can be placed in the donation can near the door of the chapel.
More Sidewalk – Thanks and prayers go out to the 2nd sidewalk work crew, who put in the next 8′ section of sidewalk last Saturday the 13th. This 4-foot-wide concrete sidewalk is now 16′ long.
New Driveway – After the record May rainfall in the greater San Antonio and Austin area washed out much of the driveway, our hosts have now re-topped the drive with new gravel. Please drive slowly to prevent the powder (which will eventually pack down) from blowing away in a dust cloud. The hosts — and your vehicle — will thank you!
St. Dominic’s chapel now has a 4-foot-wide concrete sidewalk by the main entrance. So far, this permanent portion of sidewalk is 16 feet long. This should make life a lot easier, especially on rainy days. The San Antonio and Austin areas have received a lot of rain during April, May and June.
The second section alone took 24 bags of concrete — that’s about 3/4 of a ton!
It really makes getting to the chapel a lot more pleasant. More sections of sidewalk will follow in the Fall, when it cools off a bit.
To make sure St. Dominic’s chapel is ready for the long, hot Texas Summer, we got a new 25,000 BTU air conditioner! We took advantage of special financing to buy and install it. Donations to help cover this expense can be placed in the donation can near the door of the chapel.
The 1200 sq. foot chapel now has 3 air conditioners totaling 51,000 BTU. That’s a lot of cooling power. The San Antonio and Austin areas are not known for their mild summers — at least now we’re ready! And once Summer starts to fade, and the high temps drop below 90, it’s going to be even better than it is now. We could make it as chilly as an ice cream establishment if we wanted to.
New Sidewalk – Thanks and prayers go out to the sidewalk work crew, who put in one section of the sidewalk last Monday, and who will hopefully put in another section soon.
Chapel Cleaning Guild – Thanks and prayers go out to the group that cleaned the chapel last Monday. All for the greater glory of God!
Picnic – Bring your sandwiches and join us for a picnic lunch after Mass this Sunday!
High Mass and Benediction – We are tentatively planning to have a Sung Mass on the 1st Sunday of each month, plus Benediction after Mass on one of the other Sundays. Stay tuned for more details.
New Driveway – After the record May rainfall around San Antonio and Austin washed out much of the driveway, our hosts have now re-topped the drive with new gravel. Please drive slowly to prevent the powder (which will eventually pack down) from blowing away in a dust cloud. The hosts — and your vehicle — will thank you!