Bishop Joe Vásquez has announced that beginning Nov. 19, 2022, through Nov. 18, 2023, the Diocese of Austin will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding on Nov. 15, 1947. Look for more information on the 75th anniversary website at www.austindiocese75.org and follow the Diocese of Austin on social media for updates, history clips and more!
The theme, “That They May All Be One” (Jn 17:21) calls us to pray together – join us in the Prayer for the 75th Anniversary: Almighty and ever living God, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Diocese of Austin, we give thanks for your generous providence that has sustained this local church. Through the grace of the Holy Spirit, continue to inspire us to live out our baptismal call to holiness and charity for one another in our cities, towns, and rural communities. Inspire our state and local governments to see the world through the lens of the Gospel. Cultivate a deep desire for wisdom and holiness in our Catholic schools and university centers. Give courage and generosity to our Catholic hospitals, Catholic Charities, and all ministries that serve those in need among us. Bless our priests, deacons, consecrated men and women, and lay faithful that, as the Mystical Body of Christ, we may always be one in you. We ask the intercession of Mary, under her title of the Immaculate Conception, to keep us faithful to you and the mission you have bestowed upon the Diocese of Austin. Amen.