Our Ministries
19 Jul

Don Bernhard Announces Retirement

After over 30 years of working on staff at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church as Director of Music Ministry, Don Bernhard has announced his retirement, effective at the end of summer 2022. Don joined the parish staff on January 20, 1992, and has been an integral part of our music and worship. On top of his musical expertise, Don’s liturgical knowledge and planning experience have proved to be invaluable gifts, and his wit and effortless puns have never failed to bring a smile to our faces.

Earlier this year when we celebrated his 30th work anniversary, Don said, “I have been blessed to work with, and learn from, many talented, knowledgeable, and spirit-filled staff and volunteers, including three wonderful pastors as well as all the deacons and all the choir members through the years. As my title says, I’m Director of Music Ministries. I take that seriously by working with musicians and other volunteers to be their best at ministering in our parish and in our San Antonio community.”

Keep an eye out for an announcement about a celebration for Don in the coming weeks.