412 Lantana Dr, Port Aransas, Texas - 78373

(361) 749-5825

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Aransas

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Aransas

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port AransasWelcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Aransas

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Aransas

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Aransas

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port AransasWelcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port AransasWelcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Aransas

Let's make our community a better place!

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Let's make our community a better place!

Corona Virus Update

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All masses have been cancelled until april 3rd

Bishop Michael Mulvey, Bishop of Corpus Christi Diocese has suspended the celebration of all Masses in all the churches and chapels of the Diocese until April 3rd. Further review of the decision will be made by the end of the month. Therefore we will have no Mass during this time in the church. 

Even though we are not able to receive Holy Communion these days, know that we are always in communion with Jesus and with one another, when we live by his commandment to love. This is a time for us to remain united and find meaning in personal prayer. When we pray we all become one in the Lord. 

Let us continue to raise our hearts in prayer, for the affected persons and those caring for them.

Reflecting on the Word of God

About Us

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Building Projects Currently Underway

Building Our legacy

  Mission Statement

This is the dream project of the people of St. Joseph Church in Port Aransas to be the harbingers of hope. Having experienced the ravages of hurricane Harvey, we, as a community want to build a campus that will serve the needs of everyone who live in and visit Port Aransas. We want to embrace the future with hope and courage, and establish a circle of friendship. We are in that process of building our legacy for the future generations, who will usher in an era of hope, fellowship and peace. Join us!


You can find more information here (Link) and lend your support at our online giving page. (Link)


We have started building a new Rectory and by the end of February we will start the construction of a new Religious Education building and Parish Office. Soon we will begin the repair of our Parish Hall. Thanks to all who have supported our efforts!

Our Past Journey to get here

a Brief History of Catholic presence in Port Aransas

  

Secondary sources tell us that priests were visiting the settlement now known as Port Aransas as early as 1860. Unfortunately, we are unable to verify this information at this time since records in the diocesan archives do not date back that far and the Official Catholic Directory does not specifically reference that location until 1885. However, we believe the area was most likely visited by either Corpus Christi or Refugio.

Port Aransas is first referenced in the 1885 OCD which notes that Mustang Island was visited from Corpus Christi. Mustang Island is consistently referenced between 1885 and 1903 and was being visited either by Corpus Christi or Rockport. In 1904, Mustang Island was no longer named but was instead replaced by St. Anthony Mission located in Tarpon, Nueces County (Tarpon being an earlier name given to Port Aransas.) This continues until 1913 when Tarpon is now referred to in the OCD as Port Aransas. In 1913, St. Anthony Mission, Port Aransas comes under the care of Sacred Heart, Rockport. This continues through 1947.

Between 1948 and 1970 the OCD lists the mission at Port Aransas as under the care of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Aransas Pass. The first time the mission is listed as "St. Joseph" is in 1954, however, it may have changed names sooner. The name change is unclear from the OCD and would require further research in the diocesan archives. From 1971 to 1988, Port Aransas is listed under the care of Our Lady of Assumption in Ingleside. It is listed as an independent mission from 1989 - 1992 and as a parish from 1993 to the present.

This Church served the community until 2009

This Church served the community until 2009

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Visit the Diocese of Corpus Christi web page (click here)

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You can find the homilies of Pope Francis here (link)