Our Ministries

Faithful Citizenship

“We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: A good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true. Good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that elected leaders can govern well… Heavenly citizenship doesn’t remove our responsibilities, duties and obligations during our earthly sojourn.” -Pope Francis 9/16/2013

Helpful Resources to Form Your Conscience

  • Archbishop Gustavo on Faithful Citizenship
  • (English) | (Spanish)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)—Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (English) | (Spanish)
  • Questions for reflection and discussion for Faithful Citizenship (English) | (Spanish)
  • What does it mean to form my conscience? (English) | (Spanish)
  • Playlist of videos on Faithful Citizenship from the USCCB (Bilingual)
  • Adult Education and Small Faith Community Sharing on Faithful Citizenship (English)
  • Elementary Lesson Plans for Faithful Citizenship (English) | (Spanish)
  • Junior High and High School Lesson Plans for Faithful Citizenship (English) | (Spanish)
  • Novena for Faithful Citizenship (English) | (Spanish)
  • Ignatian Examen for Civic Life (English) | (Spanish)
  • Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate Pledge (English) | (Spanish)
  • The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: Our Call as Catholic Citizens (English) | (Spanish)
  • The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: Making Moral Choices and Applying our Principles (English) | (Spanish)
  • How to Contact Your Elected Officials (English) | (Spanish)

Helpful Resources to Plan Your Vote

  • Election dates to remember:
    • October 5: Deadline for voter registration
    • October 13-30: Early voting
    • October 23: Last day to request a mail-in ballot
    • November 3: Election Day

  • If you need someone to drive you to a polling location so that you can cast your vote, please call 210-310-9760 or 210-417-1650.
  • Know what is on the ballot (Bilingual ballot)
    • Proposition A: Pre-K for SA
      • To reauthorize the 1/8-cent sales tax for another eight years to Pre-K for SA to ensure that every child in San Antonio who wants or needs access to high-quality Pre-K education receives a seat
    • Proposition B: Ready to Work SA
      • To redirect an existing 1/8-cent sales tax over the next four years for workforce development, providing job training/certification for in-demand jobs, as well as college completion scholarships for approximately 40,000 citizens who are unemployed and underemployed, many because of COVID-19. Funding would also provide for emergency wraparound assistance to remove obstacles to completion of training.
    • Proposition A: Advanced Transportation District
      • To provide enhanced public transportation services, operations, passenger amenities, equipment, and other transportation mobility options by redirecting 1/8-cent sales tax beginning January 2026

“It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person. . . . As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church nos. 1913-1915).