Sources and Archives

Table of Contents

13.1 Archives Consulted

13.2 Dunn's History

13.3a Registers of San José Parish

13.3b Sources Used

13.3c Jamaica Poster 1941


13.1

Archives Consulted for the Encyclopedia of San Jose History

Catholic Archives of Texas, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. 6225 E. Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78723

The following list of items is housed in the Catholic Archives of Texas. Each document is identified by Source # and first or most important phrase. A full list of sources is in article 13.3.b.

1. Archdiocese of San Antonio, First Annual Report for 1940, 4 legal size pages

2. The Downtown Mexicano Neighborhoods in the 1930's, 11 pages

3. San Jose Parish, Interview with Luis Calderon by Bro. William Dunn, 10 pages

4. A Six Months' Sojourn (February 1940 through July 1940), 6 pages

5. Rev. Msgr. Edward C. Matocha, For What it is worth...Father Houser, 1989, 2 pg.

6. Vigesima Primera Convencion de las Asociaciones, 11 pages

7. Iglesia Sagrado Corazón Elgin, Texas, Convencion Diocesana #47, 19 legal pg.

8. A Day You Will Enjoy, April 25, 1971, You are invited, 1 page

10. Simplicity marks style of mission, Rugged Rock Forms a Trinity, 1975, 1 page

11. Invitation to and Program Celebrating the Silver Jubilees ...Dec 11, 1966

San Francisco Church on LH side, Santa Cruz Parish RH side, 1 page

12. A History of Forty Years, 1939-1979 by Bro. William Dunn, CSC, from #58, 4 pages

13. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1925-1975, 8 broadsheet pages

28. In 1952 it was obvious that the two churches of the San José Missions, 2 pages

29. press release, pictorial directory entitled "San José Church, Austin, Texas, 1939-1980", 2 pages, 1979

33. Fiesta Patria Iglesia San José 18 de Septiembre 5:00 P.M., 1 broadsheet page

34. Regio Festival de la Coronacion de Su Majestad, Febrero 1955, 2 broadsheet pages

35. Jesus, His Spirit and Our Blessed Mother, January 1992, 6 pages

36. List of Items Submitted to the Austin History Center Regarding The Old Church, 1 page

37. San Jose School Ground Breaking Held, La Fuerza, October 27, 1965, 1 page

38. Mayor Pro-Tem Breaks Ground, Lone Star Register, November 4, 1965, 1 page

40. The Carpenter-Priest, Southern Breeze, April 1978, 2 pages

41. Bishop blesses church building, Texas Catholic Herald, Austin, Sept. 19, 1975, 1 page

43. Golden Anniversary Mass, San Jose Church, July 21, 1985, 1 page

44. San Jose Catholic Church bulletin, July 1981, 1 page

45. Revived Posada Follows Mexican Tradition, The Herald, December 21, 1972, 1 p

46. Loose papers, communications Bishop to Father Mendez et al

53. Honored at Luncheon, The Lone Star Register, July 22, 1965

54. Progress Report of San Jose Parish (November 1982-1983), 2 pages

55. Progress Report of San Jose Parish for Year 1984, 2 pages

56. Progress Report of San Jose Parish for Year 1985, 2 pages

57. Program attracts inactive members, Austin-American-Statesmen, May 23, 1985

58. San José Church, Austin, Texas, 1939-1980, booklet (contains #12)

59. To Mark Anniversary, Lone Star Register, May 28, 1964, 1 page

60. Anniversary to be Noted, Austin American, May 28, 1964, 1 page

61. Groundbreaking Slated for New San Jose School, October 21, 1965, 1 page

62. Crowning Rite Set May 9 in San José Parish, May 06, 1965, 1 page

63. Spanish Speaking Diocesan Groups Convene, March 1984, 1 page

64. Ministries and Organizations of Our Parish, San Francisco, 1 page

65. Volunteer says many visitors witness miracle by Michelle T. Johnson, 1 page

66. Miracle of the Sacred Heart by Bette Stockbauer (January 1992), 3 pages

67. Sequence of Ownership, Deed Records of San José Church, 2 pages (see #36)

68. Historic American Buildings Survey Inventory, 2 pages (see #36)

69. National Register of Historic Places, 6 pages (see #36)

70. Report to The Austin History Center Regarding 715 W. Mary Street (see #36)

71. Fred A. Schmidt to Arthur J. Drossaerts, July 20, 1939

72. Mendez to Arthur J. Drossaerts, August 13, 1939

73. Arthur J. Drossaerts to Mendez, April 15, 1939

74. Alfred Mendez, Boundaries of the Holy Cross Mexican Missions

75. Robert Lucey to Alfred Mendez, Feb. 11, 1942

76. Richard R. St. John to Alfred Mendez, April 10, 1945

77. The Catholic Church Extension Society, April 30, 1945

78. The Catholic Church Extension Society, April 30, 1945

79. Gilbert to Mendez, May 4, 1945, 2 pages

80. Mendez to Gilbert, May 7, 1945, 2 pages

81. Description of San José, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Guadalupe Church, 6/18/42

82. Alfred Mendez to R. Lucey, Nov. 11, 1946, 3 pages

83. J.T.L. to Your Excellency, Nov. 26, 1946

84. Robert Lucey to Mendez, Feb. 13, 1948, 2 pages

85. Alfred Mendez to Robert Lucey, Feb. 10, 1948, 2 pages

86. San José Parish School, Nancy Kuhr, page 140

87. The Sign was Built in April 22, 1972, hand-written

88. September 16th, Catechetical Sunday, n.d.

89. CCD Teachers 1981-1982

90. CCD Teachers 1978-1979

91. San José Catholic Church bazaar set, April 10, 1980

92. New School for San José, Aug. 11, 1966

93. New CWV Auxiliary Officers, Nov. 17, 1968

94. New center for San José, January 24, 1969

95. San José begins drive for funds, Feb. 21, 1969

96. Bishop Reicher dedicates San José, Nov. 7, 1969

97. San José parish, Austin hires new co-ordinator, August 18, 1972

98. Merry Christmas, San José Multi-Media Yule Program, Dec. 21, 1972

99. San José parish new coordinators, Aug. 10, 1973

100. In the service of the kingdom...photo, n.d. , linked to Source #101

101. Getting It All Together, Mini-courses for teenagers, Oct. 19, 1973

102. Catholic War vets honored, June 20, 1975

103. Very special Sunday at San Jose parish, Sept. 1975

104. Two photos from Texas Catholic Herald, July 23, 1976, Newly Elect State officers

105. Two photos from Texas Catholic Herald, March 25, 1977, Sister Elisa Rodriguez

106. A Youth Employment Services branch office has opened, July 14, 1978

107. Austin- Dolores and San Jose parishioners gave their vacation time

108. Father John Korcsmar Ready for New Challenges at San Jose, July 8, 1976

109. Keeping the faith, Austin's Old Catholic Church, December 15, 1982


Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701

The following list of items is housed in the Austin History Center. Each document is identified by Source # and first or most important phrase. A full list of sources is in article 13.3.b.

110. Mexico Simplicity Keynotes San Jose, July 2, 1950, American Statesman

111. St. Ignatius, Martyr Church, Sept. 9, 1967

112. St. Ignatius, Martyr, Parish Members to Mark Christmas, Dec. 23, 1939, Austin American

113. This Week We Salute St. Ignatius Church, Feb. 20, 1942, South Austin Advocate

114. Jesus Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, 50 Years, 1937-1987, Family of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, Anniversary Program

115. 1937-2012, History of Our Faith Community, 2012

116. The Good Words of a Catholic Priest, July 30, 1971, American Statesman

117. Dedication at Montopolis, Sept. 13, 1953

118. Apostle to Austin's Dolores parish, ~1970

119. New Mission: Two Austin parishes help, April 26, 1974, Texas Catholic Herald

120. San Jose Parish, Austin, Aug. 24, 1958, Our Sunday Visitor

121. Guadalupanas Will Serve 30th Anniversary Dinner, July 22, 1971, Austin American

122. San Jose Catholic Church, June 22, 1968, American Statesman

123. San Jose Church to Perform "Shepherd's Play", Dec. 20, 1953

124. Church Has Ceremony At Site Today, July 10, 1955, American-Statesman

125. New Board of Directors of the Austin Association, May 11, 1973, Texas Catholic Herald

126. Angus MacDonald to Christopher E. Byrne, Feb. 25, 1923

127. Report of Catholic Home Mission Guild, 1923-1924

128. Catholic Chapel is formally dedicated, April 8, 1907, Austin Daily Statesman

129. Welcome to Dr. Godbey, Dec. 9, 1907, Austin Daily Statesman

130. Catholic Church to have Bazaar, May 25, 1911, Austin Daily Statesman

131. Bishop of Galveston to Angus MacDonald CSC, Dec. 4, 1924

132. Basilica Ground Breaking Set at Guadalupe Church, May 31, 1953, Austin American Statesman

133. Guadalupe to Celebrate 80th Anniversary, April 1987, Directory Diocese of Austin

134. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish celebrates 100 years, April 2007, Catholic Spirit

135. Our Lady of Guadalupe by Maria Isabel Gomez, December 3, 1962

136. A Brief History of Holy Cross Catholic Church, August 27, 1985

137. The New Pastor of St. Mary's Church, Austin, 1916, Catholic Messenger

138. St. Mary's Cathedral (1874-1884), Austin Heritage Society Historic Guidebook

139. St. Mary's Goes Back to Early State Days, August 12, 1956, American Statesman

140. Essay on St. Mary's Cathedral Building by Hank Einck, 1965, manuscript

141. Photo of Luis Z. Calderon, Beatriz and children, Ramon Samilpa Sr. Collection

142. Note from Msgr. Matocha, May 1, 1979

143. San Jose Church Bazaar, May 2, 1976

144. The New Church of San Jose,

145. Maria De La Luz Cemetery Speech by Ramon Samilpa

146. Ramon C. Samilpa, Sr., Collection, AR.2005.027, notes

147. Notes from vertical files, Austin History Center

148. Program of Events, Austin Chicano Huelga Reunion, Nov. 21, 2004

149. Obit, Felix Lugo, Sr., Feb. 16, 2006, Austin American Statesman

150. Unidentified newspaper, probably UIU Journal of Upholsterer's International Union, addressed to R. Samilpa, 809 W. Mary, Austin, TX

151. Instructions to Pickets and Handbillers, n.d.

152. Cesar Chavez Will Be In Austin for a Benefit Rally, Feb. 6, 1971

153. Chavez Supports Furniture Boycott, American Statesman, Feb. 7, 1971

154. Council Asked to Reconsider Smith Case, 01/30/69

155. Milton Smith Case Reopened by Human Relations Panel, Jan. 1, 1969

156. Three Indicted For Destruction, March 7, 1969, American Statesman

157. Furniture Firm Talks Set, Feb. 2, 1971, American

158. Mexican-Americans' Cause Said Advanced

159. Crowd Welcomes Chavez, Feb. 1971

160. Cementerio Mexicano de Maria De La Luz Dedication, May 1, 2005

161. La Lucha: Priests and Ministers Protest, Jan. 1970

162. The Austin Chicano Huelga Reunion Committee and Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Nov. 21, 2004

163. Furniture Firms Denies Charge, May 21, 1971, Austin American

164. Obit, Milton T. Smith, Oct. 31, 2006

165. Furniture Workers File Suit, May 6, 1971 The Austin American

166. Economy Strikers Claim Door Closed, March 14, 1971, Austin American

167. Union, Economy Furniture May Settle Lengthy Strike, March 9, 1971

168. Top Manufacturer, May 24, 1973

169. Chicanos File Bid For Parade, Oct. 13, 1970, Austin American

170. 2 Thousand March in Austin To Note Strike Anniversary, Nov. 30, 1970

171. Strikers Returning to Furniture Jobs, March 19, 1971, Austin American

172. Rally, March Planned By Economy Strikers, Nov. 25, 1970, American

173. Boycott Economy Furniture, 1971

174. U.I.U., Local 456, Newsletter No. 11, Who Profits By Delay?

175. Deceptive statements materially deceived the Company's employees, n.d.

176. Voices for fairness: The legacy endures, Nov. 20, 2004, Austin American Statesman

177. Come Down From Cambridge Tower, Feb. 11, 1969, The Voice of East Austin

178. T-Shirt Power, The Voice, August 29, 1968

179. The Trouble With Economy, March 25, 1969, The Voice of East Austin

180. Local 456 Takes Its Place In Texas State History, UIU Journal, Nov.-Dec. 1978

181. Obit Andy Ramirez, Sr., May 2015, La Voz Newspaper


San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest Ave., Austin, TX 78704

The following list of items is found in the Archives of San Jose Catholic Church. Each document is identified by Source # and first or most important phrase. A full list of sources is in article 13.3.b.

Documents

209. San Jose Church, 1940-1975 and 20 Years Anniversary at Oak Crest Street, December 20, 1975, San Jose Catholic Church Archives

210. Type written note from Ysidra A. Uriegas, not dated, no title, photocopy, San Jose Catholic Church Archives

211. The Founding and History of San José Parish by Father Joseph F. Houser, C.S.C., not dated (probably written for the dedication of the 3rd church in 1988)

216. "Long history reflects ministry's diversity" by Roxanne Evans, Austin American-Statesman, September 8, 1987, Third of a series, The Catholic Church in Texas

217. Program, Blessing and Dedication of the New Church, Parroquia San Jose, Vigilia de San Jose, 30 de abril 1988, San José Church Archives

218. Letter, Feb. 13, 2014, Mary Murillo to Rosario Tristan, San José Church Archives

219. FYI, Roster of 2001 Jamaica Committee, San José Church Archives

220. San Jose Parish, Austin, Our Sunday Visitor, Lone Star Catholic Edition, August 24, 1958

221. Calderon Family: San Jose Church by Mary Louse Calderon Huerta, n.d., San José Church Archives, copy from Catholic Archives

222. San Jose Church Bazaar Program, May 2, 1976, San José Church Archives


Photographs

Photo058 Interior of 1st church showing altar, 1940, Pete Castillo Album

Photo059 Socios in front of 1st church, showing bell tower, 1940, Pete Castillo Album

Photo064 Communion class, two nuns in black, front of church, May 1940, Pete Castillo Album, 1st row #2 Julia Loera, Vincente Flores, Don Galvan, Pete Botello, Pete Castillo (hair in eyes), Loera, Robert Flores, Pete Ruiz, Henry Vargas, Lupe Arian, Raymond Ávila, 3rd row Concepcion (Concha) Loera, 4th row Chon Vargas, Chilo Ruiz, Ascencion Galarza, #6 Maria Carmona, Sister Helen, #9 Ruth Rezas

Photo065 Communion class, front of church, May 1940, Pete Castillo Album, L-R 1st row #2 Julia Loera, Erlinda Vargas, Mary Gonzalez, #6 Virginia Loera, Fanta, Maggie Álvarez, Ramona, Mary Álvarez, L-R 2nd row #4 Andrea Galarza

Photo070 Rev. Fred Underwood, CSC, April 1993, San José Church Collection, donor Amelia (Molly) Resas

Photo071 Rev. Alfred Mendez CSC, 1943, San José Church Collection, donor Amelia (Molly) Resas

Photo072 Church, San Jose Church Collection, enlargement donated by Anna María Saldaña & Alfredo Moreno, 6.7" x 9.7", original 4" x 6" donated by Alfredo Moreno, 2212 S. 3rd, 512-442-6853

Photo073 Writing, "6-14-1944, Iglesia de San José, Trabajamos Señor José & Simon Botello, Señor David Ruiz, Señor Luís y Estanislado Calderon, Señor Alfredo Moreno, Señor José Rocha y nuestro Guia Espiritual (Padre) Alfredo Mendez", San José Church Collection, donor Anna María Saldaña & Alfredo Moreno

Photo074 Armado Ortiz, Rev. O'Brian of St. Mary's, Mrs. Guadalupe Garcia Huck, Mr. Tom Huck, Rev. Alfred Mendez, Mother of the Year, May 24, 1945, San José Church Collection, donated by John Anguiano & Linar Hernandez

Photo075 Rev. Mendez on a stage behind 1st parish hall with four men (RH Luis Calderon), 1942, San José Church Collection, donated by John Anguiano & Linar Hernandez

Photo076 Rev. Mike Mikan, June 1973 with a nun, San José Church Collection, donated by John Anguiano & Linar Hernandez

Photo077 San José Jamaica Street Banner, San José Church Collection, donated by John Anguiano & Linar Hernandez

Photo078 Victor Balderas Choir group photo, 20 persons, Sacred Heart Church, Falfurrias, Texas, L-R 1t row Mengo Rodrigues, Virginia Riojas, Carmen Marmolejo, Rachel Cortinez, Hilda Cortinez, Paulita Sanchez; L-R 2nd row Emilio Carbazas, priest, Victor Balderas, Connie Ramos, Aurora (Cookie) Treviño, Linda Hernandez, Beni Rodriguez, Erma Rubio; L-R 3rd row man looking over Victor's shoulder, John Riojas Jr. (behind Aurora Treviño), Hope Resendez, Billy Nichols, Connie Martinez, Roberto Martinez (behind Connie), San José Church Collection, donated by Connie Martinez

Photo079 Victor Balderas Choir, 29 persons, Dolores Church Austin at Hispanic Convention, 1974, L-R, 1st row Mgsr. Reyes, Linda Hernandez, Carmen Marmolejo, Rita ?, Beni Rodriguez, Mrs. John Riojas Sr., Connie Ramos, Victor Balderas, L-R, 2nd row Hilda Cortinas, Rachel Cortinas, Ramon Vidaurri, Lionel Guerra, Aurora (Cookie) Treviño, Hope Resendez, Joe Polido, Erma Rubiio, Virginia Riojas, Paulita Sanchez, Connie Martinez, Connie Ramos, Josie Cabazas, Emilo Cabazas, Daniel Acuña, unknown man, Cruz Polido, Billy Nickols, Bishop Harris, John Riojas Jr., Robert Martinez, San José Church Collection, donated by Connie Martinez

Photo080 Victor Balderas Choir Christmas Party in San Jose School, Robert and Connie Martinez, Paulita Sanchez, Gloria Ramirez, unknown man behind Gloria, Connie Cabazas, Gigi ?, person off camera, San José Church Collection, donated by Connie Martinez

Photo081 1st church, Communion Class, children and two nuns, Rev. Mendez in middle, 1948, San José Church Collection, donated by Raymond & A Aggie Castro

Photo082 Barracks, 2nd church, 1st grade, kinder & 2nd grade, 1958-9, San José School, San José Church Collection, donated by Raymond & Aggie Castro

Photo083 2nd church, Communion Class, 1959, in front of 2nd church, San José Church Collection, donated by Raymond & Aggie Castro

Photo084 Barracks, 2nd church, San José School playground, San José School, San José Church Collection, donated by Raymond & Aggie Castro

Photo085 teachers 1958-9, Sra. Eloisa Hipólito 2nd grade; Sra. Kay Loera 1st grade; Sra. Isabel Garcia Kindergarten, San José School, San José Church Collection, donated by Raymond & Aggie Castro

Photo086 Teacher & class, Sra. Isabel García, Kindergarten, 1958-9, San José School, San José Church Collection, donated by Raymond & Aggie Castro

Photo087 Eloisa Hipólita and 2nd grade class (two missing), San José School, Feb. 1959, San José Church Collection, donated by Raymond & Aggie Castro

Photo088 1st Communion, May 1963, San José Church Collection, donated by Maryann Bargas

Photo089 Rev. Houser with ladies and charter bus on a trip to San Juan, San José Church Collection, donated by Robert & Refinia Vargas, photo by Neal Douglas Photos, 125 Perry Brooks Building, Austin, TX

Photo152 Father Fred Underwood at lectern, 3rd church, Christmas pageant, n.d., donated by Amelia (Molly) Resas, 5.9x4.0, 3520x2380 pixels, 8.0MB

Photo153 Visitors Card, Grotto, Rectory, 3rd Church, 2nd Church, n.d., 5.5x4.2, 3300x2540 pixels, 8.0MB

Photo154 Visitors Card, 3rd Church, 1988, 5.5x3.6, 3300x2145 pixels, 6.8 MB

Photo155 Groundbreaking, Parish Priest and Bishop with children, Feb. 1969, donated by John Anguiano and Linda Hernandez, 3.5x3.5, 2120x2100 piexels, 4.2 MB

Photo156 Groundbreaking, Parish Priest and Bishop with children, Feb. 1969, donated by John Anguiano and Linda Hernandez, 3.5x3.5, 2080x2090 pixels, 4.1MB

Photo157 House Party, April 29, 1986, 4.0x3.5, 2400x2100 pixels, 4.8MB

Photo158 House Party, April 29, 1986, 4.8x3.4, 2900x2040 pixels, 5.6MB

Photo159 Choir, 2nd church, n.d., donated by Connie Martinez, 4.9x3.2, 2930x1930 pixels, 5.4MB

Photo160 Easter troupe on steps of 2nd church, May 2006, 5.6x3.0, 3340x1800 pixels, 5.7MB

Photo161 similar to Photo109, San Jose Church 1991 (Alicia Sanchez Botello), original 4 x 6, grayscale, 600 dpi, 5.8x3.0, 3470x1800 pixels, 6.0MB

Photo163 Santa and young girl, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 4.8x3.5, 2910x2100 pixels, 5.8MB

Photo164 Rev. John S. Korcsmar CSC with Santa, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 3.5x4.8, 2100x2900,5.8MB

Photo165 Choir Director, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 3.5x4.0, 2080x2500 pixls, 4.8MB

Photo166 Choir, Two Adult Singers, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 4.9x3.2, 2925x1900 pixels, 5.3MB

Photo167 Choir, Youth Singers, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 3.5x4.2, 2100x2540 pixels, 5.2MB

Photo168 Choir, San Jose School, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 3.3x3.0, 2000x1800 pixels, 3.3MB

Photo169 School Picnic, saying grace, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 4.9x3.3, 2910x1960 pixels, 5.5MB

Photo170 School Picnic, serving plates, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 4.9x3.3, 2950x1960 piexels, 5.5MB

Photo171 School Play, Joseph and Mary, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 3.4x3.4, 2050x2060 pixels, 4.0MB

Photo172 School Play, Shepherds and Angels, 1976-1982, donated by Religious Education, 3.4x3.0, 2050x1770 pixels, 3.5MB

Photo185 Rev. Fred Underwood, C.S.C., Easter Greetings, donated by Amelia (Molly) Resas, 8x10, 4800x6300 pixels, 28.7MB


13.2

Brother William Dunn's History of San José Church, 1939-1979

Biographic note

Brother William Dunn, C.S.C., was a member of the faculty of St. Edward's University. He taught European, American and Texas history. His published works of history include Knights of Columbus in Texas 1902-1977, The Finest Country in the World: The Brothers and Priests of Holy Cross in Texas 1870-1984 and St. Edwards University: A Centennial History (St. Edward's University Athletics, 2016).

Editor's note

Several versions of Brother Dunn's history of San José exist. This version was transcribed from the 1980 Church Directory. A truncated version can be found on the website of the San José Church, www.sanjosechurch.org. Other versions are found in the Catholic Archives of Texas.

Brother Dunn's history had no chapter or section headings. The editor added headings and a table of contents to make the document easier to read. The editor also corrected some minor errors.

Introduction to web version on San Jose Parish website

San José Parish began in 1939 to primarily serve the Hispanic population south of the Colorado River. A rock structure on West Mary and South 3rd served as the first church until February of 1956. A larger third church was blessed on April 30, 1988 and the Parish dedicated to St. Joseph the Worker. On 14 acres, San José parish currently also has a rectory/office complex, a gift shop, chapel, 24-hour perpetual adoration chapel, a school, Religious Education buildings, a Parish Hall, and some 4000 families.

Copyright Notice

It should be assumed that Brother Dunn's estate holds the copyright on his history of San Jose Church. The administrators of the archives of the Holy Cross Fathers at St. Edward's University should be consulted before copying this material.

"A History of Forty Years 1939 - 1979 San José Parish, Austin, Texas" by Brother William Dunn, C.S.C.

Acknowledgements

Note: Although too short to do its subject full justice, this historical sketch may enhance our appreciation of all that has gone into the life of the parish over forty years. It may also suggest that the writing of a more adequate history would be a worthy goal to set for the fiftieth anniversary of the parish in 1989. For now, however, I want to express my gratitude to those who helped me with information and counsel in getting this one out. They are, to the best of my memory, the following: Bishop Alfred Mendez, CSC, Father Joseph Houser, CSC, Father John Haley, CSC, Father Frank Weber, CSC, Father John Korcsmar, CSC, Sister Gloria Rodriguez, MJMJ, Sister Blanche Marie Richardson, OLVMS, Miss Mary Angelina Alvarez, Mr. Luis Calderon, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Rocha, Mr. Enrique Saenz, Mr. Simon Ybarra, Mrs. Willie Garcia, Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Acosta of Manchaca, Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Acosta of Jain Lane in Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Samilpa, Mr. Sam Guerra, Miss Beeda Saenz, Mrs. Romana Salazar, Mrs. Ofelia de los Santos, Mrs. Gloria Cannon, Mrs. Linda Hernandez, Mrs. Frances Trevino, Mrs. Consuelo Reyna, Mr. Pete Casarez, Mr. Julian Herrera, Miss Nettie Schneider, Miss Mary Dell Schmidt. Anyone inadvertently omitted I thank also. In addition to conversations with the aforementioned people, I have had a good source of history in the weekly parish bulletins saved from the 1960's. I have tried to include the names of many people, if only in lists, for those earlier years. For lack of time, space, sources, and perspective, I have not tried to do the same for later years.

"La iglesia de San José tiene mucha historia, porque con un sacrificio se a hecho todo esto." - old parishioner

A Mexican mission was located in South Austin in 1939

Bishop Alfred (then Father) Mendez recalls that the founding of San Jose parish forty years ago, in August 1939, developed out of the coincidence that he and Archbishop Drossaerts of San Antonio were at one time patients in adjacent rooms of Santa Rosa Hospital in that city. Father Mendez mentioned to the Archbishop that his religious community, the Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.), was interested in establishing a parish for Mexican Americans north of the Colorado River in Austin. At that time there was no Austin Diocese, and the city was divided between the Galveston Diocese north of the river and the San Antonio Archdiocese south of it. "Why not put your parish in the San Antonio Archdiocese?" asked the Archbishop. The invitation was followed up, and in 1939, the new parish, San José, was begun with Father Mendez as its first pastor.

Guadalupe Church was established in 1907

Going back for a moment in our narrative, we note that in the earlier years of this century a colonia of Spanish- speaking people was located along the MKT railroad tracks and Guadalupe street just north of the Colorado River. For many years Father Patrick O'Reilly, CSC, served as pastor of this community. In 1907 the church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe was established at Guadalupe and West Fifth streets, on the northwest corner of the intersection. It would be a great service to local history for someone to record and write up the recollections of the older people about that old Mexican American church. Mrs. Enrique Acosta, a member of San José parish now living at Manchaca, recalled recently that she made her first Communion in the old church.

Guadalupe Church was moved to East Austin in 1925

By the mid- 1920's business development in that district was forcing Mexican American families to relocate. Accordingly, when the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) assumed charge of Guadalupe parish in 1925, they moved it into the new barrio that was developing on the East Side. In the meantime, the Holy Cross Fathers at St. Edward's University continued to work with the Mexican American people farther out to the east and south in Travis County. San José parish was a natural outgrowth of the movement of Mexican American families into South Austin.

San José Church was established in 1940

When Father Mendez began the new parish, he resided at St. Edward's University and held services in St. Ignatius Church, then located on West Johanna Street. Soon, however, Simon Botello was directing a crew of men in the construction of a church on the southeast corner of West Mary and South Third streets, where it still stands. I have not found the precise date of its blessing, but Simon Ybarra, Luis Calderon, Jose Rocha and other long- time residents of the area say that the building was finished in about 1941 (June 1940). It may have been blessed on December 14, of that year when the new Archbishop of San Antonio, the most Reverand Robert E. Lucey, blessed the new churches of San Francisco on the Austin- Lockhart Highway and Santa Cruz at Buda. Both of those were built at this same time under the leadership of Father Mendez as missions of San José.

The Mexican mission had five chapels

After the church on West Mary was finished, Father Mendez and his assistants took up residence in small quarters nearby. They served not only San Jose, but also its missions of San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Vásquez Chapel, Nuestra Señora de la Luz at Montopolis, and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at Garfield. Missionaries with Father Mendez at one time or another were Fathers Thomas Culhane, James Donnelly, Anthony Weber, Peter Mueller, Joel Atwood, Elmer Vincent Rupp, and perhaps still others for at least short periods. Two of San José's missions - San Francisco and Nuestra Señora de la Luz (later renamed Nuestra Señora de los Siete Dolores) -- eventually became independent parishes. Santa Cruz is now a mission of San Francisco. Vásquez Chapel and Garfield are no longer active missions.

A close-knit community formed near the church

It is getting harder, as the time lengthens, to reconstruct the history of San José Parish in the 1940's and 1950's. Bulletins were not issued in the earlier years and are not at hand in any case for the years before 1960. From talking to people who remember the parish in those days, however, one get the impression of a dedicated and close- knit community. There was no hall at the church for years, but the men built a platform on the grounds for use in the frequent fiestas that were held. Mrs. Linda Hernandez recalls that Mrs. Consuelo Reyna made costumes for the girls to wear in dances that Mrs. Victoria Loera taught them. These entertainments, which people got up themselves, were very beautiful and colorful, it is recalled. Parishioners also sometimes held games and fiestas in their homes for the benefit of the church.

Father Houser became pastor in 1948

In 1948, Father Houser became pastor of San José. He had previously taught at St. Edward's University, served at St. Helen's and other missions in and around Georgetown with Father Fred Schmidt, and taught at King's College in Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania. A number of Holy Cross religious assisted Father Houser in his many years of work at San Jose and its missions. They are gratefully recognized here: Fathers John Driscoll, Charles Delaney, Edwin Bauer, Anthony Weber, Thomas Culhane, Vincent Delavy, Harold Hughes, Samuel Ciatto, Edward Abstetar, Francis Bennett, and Brother Joseph Caine.

Holy Cross Fathers built the rectory

In his first year at San Jose, Father Houser met a pressing need by having a new rectory built on West Mary Street next to the church. Its builders were Fathers Francis Weber, Elmer Vincent Rupp, Joel Atwood (and Father Frank Weber's brother, Mr. Anthony Weber). Father Houser denies that he was the water boy on the project; he says that he substituted for one of the builders at another parish. Later the house they built was moved to its present site, where it still serves as the parish rectory of San Jose.

The church was too small

By the early 1950's the parish was beginning to feel cramped in its limited space at South Third and West Mary. A considerable influx of Mexican Americans into the barrio around the church was taking place. The number of families in the parish was rising accordingly. San José now belonged to the Austin Diocese that had been created in 1948 and was headed by Bishop Louis J. Reicher. When the bishop came to administer Confirmation spring of 1954, he found the church crowded and people standing outside. "You need to build a bigger church," he told the congregation," one you can fit into."

The Bishop donated land for a new church

Later he told Father Houser that San José could have a six- acre tract which lay just to the south of West Oltorf Street. Originally the Bishop had acquired this land with the help of Brother Lambert Barbier of St. Edward's University and of Father Edwin Bauer, pastor of Holy Family Church nearby, both of who were interested in establishing on it a medical clinic for the South Austin barrio. The bishop had hoped to get Sisters to staff the clinic, but now it appeared that they might not be available. The site would be perfect for a church, however. To gain all- weather access to Oltorf Street, some additional lots were acquired on the north side of the property. And that is the story of how San Jose came to be situated on the gentle slope of Oak Crest in the heart of South Austin!

Men of the parish cleared in new site

The next step was to clear the site of chaparral, weeds, and trash. Older parishioners recall what a job that was. Mr. José Rocha and Mr. Luis Calderon have related how the men of the parish worked at it evening after evening until their hands bled. They remember that Father Houser himself worked right along with them.

The builder loaned the money for the new church

Father recalls that he was visiting at Notre Dame when the Bishop called to tell him that the lowest bid for the constructions of the church was $ 87,000. Father thought it a staggering sum but the bishop deemed it reasonable and directed the parish to go ahead and build. The undertaking was facilitated by a loan that the parish obtained from the KJCZ Company in La Grange at the low annual interest rate of three per cent. The parish, Father Houser emphasizes, very much appreciated this help from the KJCZ.

The new church was ready for occupancy in February 1956

And so the new church was built. It was opened with a ceremony in the presence of a small crowd on an icy day in February 1956. On March 19, the feast of St. Joseph and its patronal day, it was blessed by Bishop Reicher. The people of South Austin had reason to be proud of the handsome new building on spacious grounds in their friendly neighborhood. The rectory, moved from West Mary, stood on the east side of the church.

A school opened in 1957 in surplus Army barracks

But other facilities too were needed. To supply these, the parish acquired a number of surplus military buildings. One of them was first used as a hall and later remodeled for a convent. Three others were arranged in a u-shape and adapted for a parish school, which opened in 1957 with kindergarten and first grade. Mrs. Isabel Garcia notes that she, Miss Kay Loera, and Miss Eloise Hipolito pioneered as teachers at the school. Miss Yolanda Sanchez was also one of its early teachers. In 1959, the Sacred Heart Sisters from San Antonio came to the school. Sister Magdalen of the Cross was the first Sister Principal. With one of the military buildings being used now for a convent, another was acquired for a hall.

A brick school building opened in 1966

Of course, no one wanted the school to continue indefinitely in temporary buildings. A grade was being added each year, increasing by that much the pressure for a new school building. At last, with the debt on the church under control, the parish decided to go ahead with the new school. In October 1965, during a fiesta sponsored by the Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, groundbreaking ceremonies were held. Opened for classes in September 1966, the new building was blessed that November by Bishop Reicher. It contained ten classrooms, a library, a reading room and an office. It was one of the first air-conditioned elementary school buildings in Austin.

The school was a community effort

The temporary buildings had served, however, for a school generation and were still in use when San Jose had its first graduating class in 1965. The members of that class as reported in the parish bulletin were Minerva Alcoser, Emma De Leon, Tony Herrera, Cecilia Martinez, Dora Ramirez, Caroline Reyna, Rosie Salas and Fernando Sanchez. The closeness of the small neighborhood school is reflected in other ways also. One evening in May 1961, we read, the Frank Hipolito family was opening their home for a party game to help the children raise funds for a projector. Mrs. Enrique Acosta, now of Jain Lane, recalls that the kitchen of their home, then on Herndon Street, was a handy place to make tamale sauce, hot cakes and the like for school benefits. She also made school uniforms for the children. And she especially treasures the memory that three of her children-Irma, Ines and Moses-played the parts of the Fatima children in pageants at two different times. Mr. Johnny Riojas remembers how he used to enjoy listening to Mr. Ben Vega, Sr., who would come over to school and recite poetry in Spanish for the children. In the same intergenerational vein, Mr. Estanislado Calderon and Mr. Santos Saucedo are listed as "tios" in the bulletin of September 1962 for the new school year. Mr. and Mrs. Jacinto Ramos were in charge of the cafeteria in those years. Mrs. Sam Guerra is listed as coach of the boys' basketball team in a March 1963 bulletin.

List of teachers, 1957-1973

The list of teachers I have been able to put together for the sixteen years that San Jose Parochial School was in existence is not, I think, complete. However, it includes the following: Mrs. Isabel Garcia, Miss Kay Loera, Miss Eloise Hipolito, Miss Yolanda Sanchez, Sister Magdalen of the Cross (Principal), Sister Rose Therese, Sister Bernadette, Sister Mary Francis, Sister Anne, Sister Louise Marguerite (Principal), Sister Cecilia, Sister Elias Concepcion, Sister Maurice Marie, Sister Lucille Agnes, Sister Rose, Sister Dominic Savio, Sister Mary Patricia (Principal), Sister Pricilla, Sister Stella Marie, Sister Michael Ernest, Sister Mary Edward, Sister Mary Angelina (Principal), Sister Rosario, Mrs. Martin W. LeJeune Jr., Mrs. Lawrence Miles, Miss Sherry Segura, Mrs. Leola Botello, Mrs. Dolores Einig, Miss Ramona Hernandez, Mrs. Mary Rath, Mrs. Horton, Mrs. Pete Botello, Mrs. Inez Rymer, Mrs. Nancy Kuhr, Mr. Byron Hingle, Mrs. Linda Walsh, Mr. David Segura. Directors of Boys Drill Team were Frank Macias and Glen Rosendale.

Religious Sisters provided religious education

Of course, many children of the parish did not attend the parochial school, and so religious education had to be provided for them in other ways. To meet the need, San Jose ran a large Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) program, including summer schools of religious instruction. Leaders and teachers for this over the years have included Our Lady of Victory Missionary Catechists, Sisters of Holy Cross (Father Houser recalls that his own sisters, Sisters Rosalita and Rita Houser, were among these), Sacred Heart Sisters, Dominican Sisters and the present coordinator, Sister Gloria Rodriguez of the Missionary Catechist Sisters of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (MJMJ). Incidentally, a memoir arrived in the mail the other day from Sister Blanche Marie Richardson in Indiana. In it, she said she and Sister Mary Salome Dorawa, both Our Lady of Victory Catechists, did the Austin area survey from February to June 1940.

Seminarians from St. Edward's helped

Help for the religious education program has come also in summer vacations from Holy Cross seminarians and during the year from the Holy Cross student Brothers and Oblate seminarians at St. Edward's. Increasingly, however, it is the people of the parish themselves, young adults as well as parents and other volunteers, who are teaching and supporting the program.

La Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón

Important also to the life of the parish has been its societies. One of the oldest is the Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón. Luis Caldron recalls that he had belonged to it at Guadalupe Church and that he got permission from Father Mendez to start it at San Jose when he transferred there. A society for men, it has done great spiritual and material service for the parish for many years. We have the good luck to find its membership list published in the parish bulletin of January 13, 1963. In recognition of the Society's work and of the contributions these men have made to San José, both Socios and in other capacities, the list, slightly augmented, is reproduced here: Frank Acosta, Enrique Acosta, Enrique Acosta, Fidencio Aguilar, Ben Arismendarez, Florencio Bargas, Roberto Bargas, Carmen Calderon, Estanislao Calderon, Henry Calderon, Luis Calderon, José Campos, Asencion Cardenas, Clemente Casarez, Gene Caserez, Pete Casarez, Manuel Castillo, Pete Castillo, Raymond Castro, Antonio Cruz, Jerome Estrada, José Galvan, Candelario Garcia, Joe Garcia, Willie Garcia, Frank Gonzalez, Benito Govea, Gabriel Guardiola, Sr., Tony Guerra, Lorenzo Hernandez, Julian Herrera, Miguel Herrera, Refugio Herrera (then President), Roberto Hinojosa, Frutoso Hipolito, Julian Isla, Dolores Juarez, Alfredo Loera, Victor Loera, Joe Maciel, Agustin Martinez, Margarito Martinez, Alfredo Moreno, Sr., Luz Ojeda, Serafin Peña, Ignacio Perez, Jacinto Ramos, José Ramirez, Julian Ramos, Antonio Reyna, Paul Reyna, Pedro Rivera, José Rocha, Marcelino Rocha, Nicomedes Rocha, Agustin Rodriguez, Manuel Ruiz, Enrique Saenz, Isidro Samilpa, Fernando Sanchez, Sam Santa Anna, Marcelo Saucedo, Santos Saucedo, Ramon Samilpa, Sr., Gabriel Tamayo, Pedro Tamayo, José Uriegas, Ben Vega, Guadalupe Vasquez, R. C. Velasquez.

La Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

For women, the Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is the historic parish organization. Like the Socios, the Guadalupanas have done noble work for the support and growth of San Jose. Thanks to Mrs. Andrea Rocha, who lent your historian a copy of the Society's "30th Anniversary" program, dated July 25, 1971, we have a list of its Presidents from 1941 to 1971, and a list of its active members at the time of that anniversary. We may pause to note that the first President, Mrs. Felipa Uriegas, universally praised as one of the great women of San Jose's history, passed away just a few days ago. Again it seems a fitting tribute to her and her worthy fellow Guadalupanas to reprint the names here.

Presidents of the Guadalupanas, 1941-1971

Presidents of the Guadalupanas: Felipa Uriegas (1941), Victoria Loera, Maria Melecia, Cerila Garcia, Teresa Casarez, Maria Bargas, Benigna Sosa, Rufina Bargas, Carmen Alvarez, Emilia Hernandez, Antonio Herrera, Celia Guerra, Trinidad Ramirez, Antonio Guardiola, Paula Sanchez, Lydia Segura, Andrea Rocha, Berta Uriegas, Nellie Garcia, Beatriz Calderon, Celestina Gutierrez (1971) (Source: "30th Anniversary" program dated July 25, 1971).

List of Active Guadalupanas in 1971

Active members in 1971: Esperanza Acosta, Jesusita Acosta, Maria Acosta, Constancia Alba, Mercedes Alcoser, Basilia Álvarez, Ester Álvarez, Nicolasa Álvarez, Carmen Arismendez, Emma Arismendez, Margarita Arriaga, Felicita Bargas, Maria Bargas, Rufina Bargas, Margarita Bazan, Juanita Benavides, Maria L. Bermudez, Concepcion Botello, Leola Botello, Luisa Bustos, Jesusita Calderon, Luisa Calderon, Juanita Campos, Estefana Carillo, Eladia Casarez, Janie Casarez, Pauline Casarez, Theresa Casarez,, Ascencion Castillo, Maria Castillo, Bennie Castruita, Josefa Cavazos, Victoria Costilla, Eloisa Cruz, Sofia De Hoyos, Marcelina De Leon, Mary Diaz, Guadalupe Duran, Lorenza Esquival, Maria Estrada, Gregoria Flores, Julia Flores, Marcela Flores, Maria Flores, Maria Gaitan, Teresa Gallardo, Maria Galvan, Gloria Garcia, Manuela Garcia, Margarita Garcia, Maria de los Angles Garcia, Marie Garcia, Nellie Garcia, Leta Garza, Rachel Gil, Anita Gonzales, Rosa Gonzales, Feligonia Gonzales, Zulema Gonzalez, Antonia Guardiola, Celia Guerra, Francisca Guerra, Celestina Gutierrez, Frances Gutierrez, Emilia Hernandez, Susie Hernandez, Antonia Herrera, Cristina Herrera, Ignacia Herrera, Simona Huerta, Antonio Juarez, Guadalupe Limon, Emiia Loera, Maria Longoria, Dora Luna, Genoveva Luna, Otila Macias, Eulogia Maciel, Criselda Maldonado, Consuelo Martinez, Elena Martinez, Juanita Martinez, Maria Cruz Martinez, Ruth Martinez, Lucy Mendez, Ines Moreno, Rosalie Moreno, Maria Murillo, Carmen Navarro, Mercedes Nunez, Guadalupe Orta, Teresa Pena, Lucy Polanco, Beatriz Ramirez, Mary Ramirez, Trinidad Ramirez, Guadalupe Ramos, Amelia Resas, Concepcion Reyna, Consuelo Reyna, Elvira Reyna, Natalia Reyna, Rosa Reyna, Benita Riojas, Ruth Rios , Andrea Rocha, Mamie Rocha, Juanita Rodriguez, Guadalupe Romero, Felicitas Ruiz, Cristela Salas, Alejandra Salazar, Ana Maria Saldana, Consuelo Samilpa, Gregoria Samilpa, Enriquetta Sanchez, Paula Sanchez, Alicia Segura, Lydia Segura, Maria Shipp, Guadalupe Sifuentes, Helen Soliz, Estefana Tello, Macrina Tijerina, Lilia Torres, Eudalia Treviño, Francisca Trevino,Berta Uriegas, Felipa Uriegas, Romana Reyna Valdez, Marcelina Vásquez, Maria Ann Vasquez, Julia Martha Vijarro, Guadalupe Witt, Ramona Yanes, Eufemia Ysla.

San José Post 1805 Catholic War Veterans

Another remarkable organization is San Jose Post 1805 of the Catholic War Veterans. The Veterans and their Ladies Auxiliary have been pillars of strength in the parish for years. The parish bulletin of May 7, 1961, carried the note: "Congratulations to the State Commander, Pete Botello, and to our San Jose Post of CatholicVeterans for bringing the state offices to our Capital City and to San Jose." An August 1963 bulletin records that the CWV were working in three areas particularly: 1) help with dances, 2) sports for young people (Sam Guerra and Romeo Sanchez were listed as coaches), 3) the Boy Scouts (Enrique Saenz was listed as the Scout Master). The names of CWV officers are found for the years 1963 and 1967. They are as follows: Jesse Resas, Roy Perales, Reynaldo Romero, John Anguino, Juvenal Vidauri, Agustin Gallardo, Willie Garcia, Manuel Castillo, Jesse Torres, Paul Reyna, Henry B. Bargas, Agustin Cardenas, Gabriel Guardiola, Ernest Pérez, Gabriel Tamayo, Frank Gonzalez, Ben Arismende, Sam Guerra, C.P. Garcia, Romeo Sanchez, Andrew Cantu, Eugene Casarez, Louis De Anda, Joe Uriegas, Roger Ibarra, Joe Gonzalez, Julius Segura, Joe Prado, Pete Casarez, Salvador Hernandez, Ray Rodriguez, Lupe Barron.

Boy Scout Troop 94

As background for this history, Mr. Enrique Saenz of the CWV reviewed for me his work with the Scouts, stressing the value of the training and camp experience which it gave the boys. Mr. Frank Gonzalez and others also helped with the scouts. Mr. Sam Guerra spoke about his work and that of other Catholic veterans with the sports programs. These leaders say that one of the long term satisfactions of their youth work has been to see boys grow up to be good men and retain fond memories of their scouting and sports experiences.

Jamaicas, bazaars and fiestas

One of the ways in which the societies have helped the parish most visibly has been by sponsoring fiestas and bazaars (Jamaica's), dinners and dances. These activities have allowed people to socialize, share responsibilities, and raise money for the church and its programs. High point of the major annual bazaar has usually been the contest among ladies for the title of queen. A further word may be said about the organization of the bazaar in late years under the leadership of the tri- chairmen, Sam Guerra, Manuel Navarro, and Henry Guerrero. It all starts the December or January before with the first of a series of organizational meetings. As soon as possible, representatives of the participating units of the parish are brought into these meetings, where ideas and plans are developed. The tri- chairmen divide up responsibilities for overall coordination of the event and see that it is widely advertised. It is usually held in the City Auditorium where there is plenty of room and security from the uncertain spring weather. Early on the morning of the bazaar day, Mr. Guerrero has the auditorium opened and workers from various units of the parish set up their booths in accordance with the floor plan that has previously been worked out. As the day advances, all are put into readiness, the public arrives, and the fun begins. But it has taken long months, many hands, and much cooperation to make it all come together.

Annual pilgrimages to Mexico City

In the mid- 1950s, Father Houser introduced the annual eight- day pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady Guadalupe in Mexico City. Traveling by chartered bus, the pilgrims would arrive in good time to celebrate with thousands of other believers the feast day of the Queen of the Americas on December 12. The excursion has special meaning for the Guadalupanas of the parish. And the whole thing-round trip and hotel accommodations - could be done then for what now appears to be ridiculously low price of $50 per person!

The Cursillos de Cristiandad began in Waco in 1957

As the 1960's opened, a new spiritual exercise, the Cursillos de Cristiandad, appeared in the Austin Diocese. It was not long before the parishioners of San Jose began traveling to Waco first, and then to St. Williams church in Round Rock, to share in that moving experience. Afterwards Cursillistas met at the parish in sessions called Ultreyas designed to preserve and foster the gains of the Cursillos.

Spanish and English Mass began in 1964

The 1960's were pervaded also by the spirit of the Second Vatican Council. This affected the tone and practice of Catholicism at San Jose as it did those other churches throughout the world. One of the obvious changes was the switch to the vernacular, which for San Jose meant Spanish as well as English, into the Mass and the other services. Another was the repositioning of the altar. The communion rail, statues, shrines, and other appointments were also affected.

San Jose celebrated its 25th Anniversary in May 1964

In 1964, San Jose observed its twenty-fifth anniversary as a parish. On May 31, it opened its celebration with an 8:00 Mass and general Communion for parish societies. Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm a Bar-B-Q chicken dinner was served, with the Socios del Sagrado Corazón in charge. At 5:00 pm there was a Jubilee Mass followed by a Jamaica. The historical note printed with the program for the day stated: "In 25 years there were 3,846 Baptisms and 576 marriages. The families here now number 590."

Father Houser was reassigned after 19 years at San José

Father Houser might well look back with satisfaction upon all that had been accomplished. He was well aware, however, of all the good people who had helped him with it. His fellow priests and Sisters had done great service for the parish. Many people of the societies and of the parish generally had served far beyond the call of duty. And now, in the summer of 1967, Fathers Houser's nineteen-year pastorate was coming to an end. He said his farewell mass on July 2 and moved to a new assignment in Louisiana. At San Jose, he left "todo arreglado" as an old parishioner put it. Achievements of the parish under his leadership had included the move to the new location; the construction of a rectory, a church, and a school; the acquisition of sundry supplementary facilities; and the introduction of the fresh devotional practices. So now, with its numbers growing and its programs thriving, San Jose was ready for new steps under new leadership.

A Parish Council formed in August 1967

The new pastor Father John Haley, C.S.C, had recently returned from Chile where he had worked for thirteen years, gaining ideas from the Latin American church. Moreover, the influence of Vatican II was being felt increasingly in the Church of the latter 1960's. One of Father Haley's innovations was the establishment of a Parish Council to help the pastor with decision making. One of the big questions they face was whether to keep the parish school in existence. It was doing great work under the leadership of its principal, Sister Mary Angelina Álvarez, but the number of its pupils was small and the expense high. A first decision was to close the seventh and eighth grades, as it was particularly difficult to offer adequate programs at these levels for a few pupils. Later the council decided that there were fairer ways to use the resources of the parish than to put so large a part of them into a school that served only a small minority of all the children within boundaries of San José. So in 1973 the school was closed. This freed money and energy for the CCD program that now enrolled nearly 500 pupils. The parish hired a religious education coordinator and invested thousands of dollars in equipment and materials for the program. Youth activities, under the guidance of Assistant Pastor Mike Mikan, entered a Golden Age.

The San José Community Center replaced the parish hall

Another concept that had impressed Father Haley in Chile was that of the parish community center. He suggested that San José ought to have a more adequate hall for the realization of that concept. The Parish Council agreed, and the building of a new Community Center became the first major undertaking of the new administration. Dedicated on October 26, 1969, it was intended to be of use to people on the South Side generally as well as to parishioners. It was opened to a community-based nutrition program for the elderly. Meals were served in the Center to those who could come there and carried out (Meals on Wheels) to those who could not. (Later this program was moved to a new South Austin Recreation Center on Cumberland Street). For many parish activities - dinners, dances, games, and fiestas - the new center provided convenient and ample space. It was a bit small, however, for the major Annual Bazaar, and so that is usually held in Municipal Auditorium.

The school building was rented out

The old school buildings house the Day Care Center and the South Austin Neighborhood Center. A small clinic initiated by Doctor Will Van Weisse was set up in the old convent building the summer of 1973. As of this writing (1979), Dr. Van Weisse and his wife Celilia Ruiz Van Weisse (also surgeon) are still working with our people. Adult education, both secular and religious, was carried on in the new school building, which was available also for parish and neighborhood meetings. Father Robert Gilmour, an assistant pastor for this era, provided leadership for activities ranging from the Cub Scouts to Senior Citizens. The scout program at San José, it would be added, was built upon the pioneering work of Mr. Enrique Saenz and other parish leaders.

Vatican II reforms changed familiar things

Continuing liturgical development helped to make this an exciting and stressful period. Things in the church that had grown familiar and dear to the people were changed. The altar was moved forward; statues and shrines were shifted. All of this required some time to adjust to.

The church was renovated for its 20th Anniversary

In 1975 Father Haley received a new assignment. His eight years at San Jose had been full ones. He had worked with the Parish Council to make big decisions that had seemed best for the parish. New directions had been set in educations, social and liturgical areas. It was in many ways a renewed parish that awaited its pastor.

Father Bauer served briefly as interim pastor

For several months, before the new pastor was appointed, Father Lawrence Bauer, C.S.C., acted as administrator. A veteran of the missions in India and Pakistan, he emphasized religious fundamentals. He was assisted by Father Michael Simone, M.M., a Maryknoll Missionary.

Father Korscmar was Pastor for six years

In 1976 Father John Korcsmar became pastor. Trained for priesthood in the era of Vatican II, Father John, as everybody calls him, represents a new generation of leadership for the parish. He is gifted with delightful sense of humor that enlivens his homilies and endears him to the people. In the heart of Longhorn territory, he speaks out courageously for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

The Catholic Youth Organization replaced the traditional sodalities

With Sister Gloria Rodriguez as coordinator, the parish maintains its tradition of a strong religious education and youth program. Many dedicated parishioners are involved in CCD work. The C.Y.O carries on a lively program of religious, social, and apostolic activities. Its retreats and its summer volunteer service, first at El Castillo and then at Ahuacatlán, Mexico are particularly notable. A young man from the parish C.Y.O., Michael Edward Alcoser, is enrolled in the seminary at Notre Dame. Softball teams, both men's and women's provide great fun for participants. A number of parishioners have distinguished themselves as leaders for these youth activities.

New adult sodalities compete with the traditional sodalities

For adults, a Men's club first and now a Catholic Adult Organization has been formed. The Socios del Sagrado Corazón and the Guadalupanas continue their long and faithful service to the parish. Care for senior citizens includes home visiting as well as visiting at nursing homes and hospitals. Father John offers Mass at the Austin Nursing and Convalescent Center on East Live Oak on Wednesdays.

Community organizations used the hall

The old school buildings now provide office space for the City of Austin's Youth Employment Services as well as for the Day Care and Neighborhood Centers. Early in 1979, the Austin Independent School District rented classrooms in the new school for the operation of Alternative Education Center. The clinic for health services to women and children is still in the former convent building. Temporarily, Brackenridge Hospital is using most of the space in the parish Community Center for an outpatient service.

Three choirs offer a variety of music

Father John does not have a priest assistant but he does have a full time (1978-79) volunteer, Paul Brooker, of the Volunteers for Educational and Social Service (VESS) sponsored by the Texas Catholic Conference. Mrs. Gloria Cannon, Mrs. Romana Salazar, and Julian Herrera are also on the parish staff. On Sundays and Holy Days, parishioners serve as lectors and as lay ministers of the Eucharist. Three choirs enhance the parish liturgies and offer three very different musical styles to the Sunday Masses. Musica frontera, mariachi music, and traditional organ music may be heard according to one's choice of Mass. The Choir Directors at this time are Mr. Victor Balderas, Mrs. Isabel Reyes, and Mr. Reyes Cortéz.

The tradition of Sunday breakfast has continued

After Mass parishioners may partake of breakfast served by the Breakfast Club in the Community Center. Father John especially calls attention to the good menudo. And we may add that is a place where the friendly spirit of San Jose may be felt, the spirit of the followers of Christ, of a people, in the words of Vatican II, united in Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit and pressing onward to the kingdom of the Father.

St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas

June 29, 1979

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

A version of this history is found on the San José Church website at http://www.sanjosechurch.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=152#sthash.aNfaSJTa.dpuf

Transcribed and edited by Philip Mullins, 2016, revised January 2018


13.3.a

San Jose Parish Registers

The Diocese of Austin has a manual called "Parish Record Keeping Manual" that describes what kinds of sacramental records a parish is required to keep. Per the Code of Canon Law, each parish must maintain baptism, confirmation, marriage and death registers. Records of First Communion are optional. The original records are never to be destroyed and their accuracy must never be questioned (273). The diocese microfilmed the old registers in 1992.

The records of sacramental events, such as a marriage or baptism, are entered into bound registers and a computer. The registers kept in a locked safe. Although baptism and marriage records are available to the public, State law and diocesan policy requires that that information be kept confidential for 80 years to protect against identity theft. Because of that requirement, the information in the sacramental records of San Jose is not yet available to the public.

The parish has a part-time employee who enters the information into the registers and the computer program. Confirmation, marriage and holy orders must be noted in the same parish where baptism took place. Keeping the records current often requires extensive correspondence with other parishes. Theoretically, the baptism record of each Catholic would list each sacrament received by that person including confirmation, marriage and even death. In reality, it is very difficult to reach that goal. Based upon the number of entries made in the San Jose Parish Registers over the last eighty years, 60% of those baptized receive First Communion, 36% are confirmed, 25% marry and only 17% die.

Combined Parish Register, 1939-1949 listing Baptism, Marriage, First Communion, Confirmation and Death.

The first entry into this register was made on May 21, 1939 by Rev. J. W. Donahue, C.S.C. The second entry is dated June 4, 1939 (also by Fr. Donahue) and the third entry dates from August 27, 1939 (by Rev. A. Mendez, C.S.C). The register has 163 entries entered by eight different priests (James W. Donahue, Alfred Mendez, Alfred Send, Thomas Culhane, Joseph F. Houser, J. Gibbons, James C. D'Autremont and William H. Malony). These were the missionary priests who helped with the Mexican Mission in 1939 and 1940. All of these entries were transcribed to other volumes specific to each sacrament.

The entries in the Combined Parish Register were examined and verified by John J. Robling, Dean on Oct. 17, 1943 and by Bishop Rober Lucey on October 4, 1944.

The register bears the mark of the Archbishop of San Antonio, Visum in Visitativne Can +Robertus E. Lucey S.A., 10-44-44 on page 70.

Contents: Marriages, San Jose Church and Mission, Sept. 3, 1939

Pages 28 to page 54, 104 entries between Sept. 3, 1939 and May 14, 1944

The first entry is dated Sept. 3, 1939, the second entry is dated Sept. 17, 1939 and the third entry is Dec. 10, 1939, all by A. Mendez, C.S.C. Witnesses include the two New Mexico Catechists, Sister Richardson and Sister Dorava, Brother Lambert CSC of St. Edward's University and Fr. Leaby CSC. The priests who performed the marriage included A. Mendez, J. Prieto OMI of Guadalupe Church Austin, James W. Donahue, Joseph F. Houser, Alfred Send, Thomas J. Culhane and Peter F. Mueller.

Number of marriages in the register by year and priest:

1939 Mendez 4; Prieto 1, Total 5

1940 Mendez 8, James W. Donahue 8, House 1, Alfred Send 2, Total 19

1941 Mendez 18, T. Culhane 4, Send 3, Total 25

1942 Mendez 8, Culhane 4, Total 12

1943 Mendez 15, Culhane 9, P. Mueller 2, Total 26

1944 Mendez 4, Culhane 4, Total 8

Almost all of these couples were previously married in civil ceremonies. Their places were residence were all over south Travis County, San Marcos, Bastrop, Gonzales, Elroy, Creedmore, Bluff Springs, Buda, Pilot Knob, Del Valle, Menchaca, Cedar Creek, Turnerville, Dry Creek, Garfield, San Francisco, Laguna and Austin.

Contents: First Communions, San Jose and Mission, March 9, 1941

Pages 55 to 64, 124 entries dated March 9, 1941; May 20, 1945 (administered by Thomas Culhane); May 25, 1947; June 1, 1947; August 3, 1947; August 15, 1948; May 1948 and May 1948. The first entry was of residents of Manchaca, the second entry was of residents of Buda and the third entry (dated May 25, 1947) is of twelve children from San Jose Church in South Austin.

Other entries are from Montopolis (16 persons), San Francisco (13 persons), Del Valle (4), Montopolis (5), Vinson (2), San Jose (3 persons), South Austin (7), San Francisco (13) and Austin (15 persons). The priests who administered First Communion were Alfred Mendez March 9, 1941 at Manchaca and Buda; Thomas Culhane May 20, 1945 at San Jose; Peter .F. Mueller May 25, 1947 at Montopolis; Peter F. Mueller June 1, 1947 at San Francisco; Peter F. Mueller August 3, 1947 at Del Valle, Montopolis, Austin and Vinson; Alfred Mendez August 15, 1948 at San Jose, South Austin; Elmer Rupp August 15, 1948 at San Francisco; Alfred Mendez May 1948 at San Jose.

Contents: Confirmations, San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Dec. 14, 1941

Page 65 to 70, 162 entries, all made on December 14, 1941 when Bishop Lucey visited all three missions of the Mexican Mission in one day. There are 78 entries from San Jose, 60 entries from San Francisco and 20 entries from Santa Cruz.

Contents: Deaths, San Jose Church and Missions, August 23, 1939

Page 72 to 86, 141 entries between August 3, 1939 and Nov. 20, 1949

Place of burial: Maria de La Luz 60 persons or 42% of the total; Old San Jose 37 persons or 26% of the total; New San Jose 8 persons or 6% of the total; Garfield 12 persons or 8% of the total; other Mexican Cemeteries 11 persons or 8% of the total; other cemeteries 13 persons or 9% of the total.

Death Register

Death Register contains name, age, name and address of nearest relative, date of death, date of burial, attending priest and sacraments, place of burial and remarks.

Death Register, Sept. 1, 1949 to May 26, 1981 for Guadalupe (Garfield), Santa Cruz, San Francisco, La Luz and San Jose Churches

Number of pages 50, number of entries approx. 500

The first entry on November 1, 1949 was entered by Rev E. V. Rupp, C.S.C.

Attending Priests for the time periods specified below were as follows;

Nov. 1, 1949 to Aug. 16, 1952, Elmer V. Rupp, Joel C. Atwood, Joseph Houser, C. Delaney, J. Driscoll

Sept. 19, 1952 to Jan. 26, 1953, Joseph Houser, J. Driscoll, C. Delaney

Oct. 19, 1953 to October 23, 1959, Joseph Houser, Chas. Delaney, Bauer

Nov. 18, 1959 to April 20, 1967, H.H. Hooks OMI, Joseph Houser, Elmer Rupp, Harold Hughes, S. Ciatto

May 18, 1967 to Oct. 11, 1975, John Haley, Michael Mikan, Robert Bautista, Thomas Culhane

Jan. 19, 1976 to May 24, 1981, L.T. Bauer, Michael A. Simone, John S. Korscmar

The location of burial changed substantially over time.

Location of burial, 1949-1952: Old San Jose (14), New San Jose (12), Luz (14), Austin Memorial (5), Calvary (2), Mendoza (2), total 49

Location of burial, 1953-1955: Old San Jose (0), New San Jose (3), Luz (14), Austin Memorial (2), Calvary (5), Assumption (3), other (1), total 28

Location of burial, 1956-1958: New San Jose (2), Luz (13), Assumption (13), Oak Wood (2), Mt. Calvary (3), other (3), total 36

Location of burial, 1959-1961: San Jose (1), Luz (12), Assumption (21), Mt. Calvary (1), Austin Memorial (2), other (1), total 38

Location of burial, 1962-1964: Luz (0), Assumption (47), Mt. Calvary (3), Austin Memorial (2), Mendoza (1), other (3), total 56

Location of burial, 1965-1967: Luz (5), Assumption (38), Mt. Calvary (2), Austin Memorial (1), other (3), total 49

Location of burial, 1968-1970: Luz (3), Assumption (28), Forest Oaks (1), Mendoza (1), other (1), total 34

Location of burial, 1971-1973: Luz (1), Assumption (29), Forest Oaks (1), Austin Memorial (2), International (2), Mendoza (1), other (2), total 36

Location of burial, 1974-1976: Luz (7), Assumption (40), Mt. Calvary (1), Austin Memorial (2), other (1), total 51

Location of burial, 1977-1979: Luz (5), Assumption (52), Mt. Calvary (1), other (4), total 62

Location of burial, 1980- May 1981: Luz (6), Assumption (30), Forest Oaks (1), International (1), Mendoza (1), other (2), total 41

Over time, the preferred burial location was Assumption Cemetery. 

Death Register, May 24, 1981 to July 26, 1995, San Jose Church

50 pages, 500 entries

Names of cemeteries: Assumption, Capital Memorial, Austin Memorial,International, La Luz, Jones, Onion Creek Memorial, Mt. Calvary (90% in Assumption, 5% in La Luz, 5% other)

Death Register, July 27, 1995 to February 26, 2002

50 pages, 500 entries, 85% in Assumption, 5% La Luz, 10% other

Death Register, March 2, 2002 to December 6, 2006

48 pages, 476 entries, 80% in Assumption

Death Register, January 1, 2007 - June 1, 2018

28 entries per page, 38 pages, 1052 entries

Confirmation Register

Vol. 1 (This volume is not marked volume 1 but is dated.)

Guadalupe (Garfield), Santa Cruz, San Francisco, La Luz and San Jose Churches

April 29, 1951 to May 3, 1966

The first seven pages are dated April 29, 1951 and contain 124 names in alphabetical order of persons baptized between 1933 and 1945. Many were baptized at Guadalupe in Austin, St. Mary's in Lockhart, Sacred Heart in Rockne and two at St. Ed's. Joseph Houser, C.S.C., signed the entry.

Pages 8 to 9 are dated May 31, 1953 and list 29 names of persons from Santa Cruz baptized between 1929 and 1952. Joseph Houser, C.S.C., signed the entry.

Pages 10 to 15 are dated November 7, 1954 and list 105 names of persons baptized between 1937 and 1947. Most were baptized at San Jose in Austin or Guadalupe in Austin. Joseph Houser, C.S.C., signed the entry.

Pages 16 to 19 are dated November 24, 1957 and list 90 names of persons baptized between 1931 and 1951. Most were baptized at San Jose in Austin. Joseph Houser, C.S.C., signed the entry.

Other entries are November 27, 1960 (90 boys and 103 girls); April 21, 1963 (77 boys and 78 girls) and May 3, 1966 (104 boys and 126 girls). Joseph Houser, C.S.C., signed the first two entries.

Vol. 2, April 25, 1972 - December 5, 2015

San Jose Church

This volume is indexed, 24 entries per page, 204 pages

April 25, 1972 157 entries; May 15, 1975 116 entries; May 24, 1977 48 entries; March 8, 1978 64 entries; March 30, 1979 87 entries; March 14, 1980 49 entries; March 20, 1981 55 entries; total 1972-1981 entries 576

March 19, 1982 61 entries; May 20, 1983 47 entries; April 3, 1984 43 entries; April 23, 1985 39 entries; April 22, 1986 72 entries; April 28, 1987 61 entries; April 2, 1988 27 entries; April 14, 1988 62 entries; April 24, 1989 69 entries; March 25, 1989 13 entries; April 14, 1990 RCIA 20 entries; April 2 & 9, 1990 15 entries; April 30, 1990 54 entries; May 18, 1991 24 entries; total 1982-1991 entries 607

April 24, 1992 53 entries; June 7, 1992 49 entries; May 5, 1993 52 entries; May 30, 1993 RCIA 105 entries; Jan. 17- May 18, 1994 9 entries; May 22, 1994 79 entries; August 2, 1994 9 entries; Oct. 18, 1994 21 entries; April 4, 1995 34 entries; April 26, 1995 51 entries; August 9, 1995 18 entries; October 25, 1995 15 entries; April 6, 1996 12 entries; May 8, 1996 33 entries; May 26, 1996 36 entries; July-August 1996 3 entries; October 30, 1996 18 entries; March 4- 29, 1997 32 entries; April 16, 1997 22 entries; May 17- 22, 1997 73 entries; August 27- October , 1997 21 entries; April 11, 1998 RCIA 19 entries; April 29, 1998 39 entries; April 3-28, 1999 54 entries; October 28, 1998 13 entries; May 23, 1999 30 entries; October 27, 1999 18 entries; April 22, 2000 42 entries; April 26, 2000 18 entries; My 14, 2000 16 entries; June 11, 2000 61 entries; Oct. 26, 2000 24 entries; April 14, 2001 43 entries; April 22, 2001 8 entries; May 4 & 24, 2001 79 entries; Oct. 29- Nov. 30, 2001 8 entries; total 1992-2001 entries 1,217

March 30, 2002 22 entries; May 23, 2002 129 entries; Sept. 11- Oct. 13, 2002 2 entries; April 19, 2003 33 entries; April 29, 2003 10 entries; May 22, 2003 76 entries; April 10, 2004 47 entries; May 29, 2004 41 entries; March 26, 2005 40 entries; May 26, 2005 84 entries; April 15, 2006 32 entries; May 25, 2006 98 entries; April 7, 2007 RCIA 39 entries; May 31, 2007 95 entries; Marcy 22, 2008 RCIA 39 entries; June 7, 2008 40 entries; April 11, 2009 42 entries; June 4, 2009 59 entries; April 3, 2010 RCIA 51 entries; May 6, 2010 1 entry; June 2, 2010 91 entries; April 23, 2011 RCIA 34 entries; May 24, 2011 89 entries; April 7, 2012 9 entries; May 22, 2012 22 entries; May 22, 2012 87 entries; March 30, 2013 10 entries; Aug. 29, 2013 RCIA 34 entries; Aug. 29, 2013 Religious Education 85 entries; Jan. 4, 2014 RCIA 12 entries; April 19, 2014 RCIA 12 entries; May 20, 2014 RCIA 22 entries; May 20, 2014 Religious Education 101 entries; Dec. 13, 2014 24 entries; April 4, 2015 8 entries; May 19, 2015 RCIA 16 entries; May 19, 2015 RE 82 entries; Dec. 5, 2015 28 entries; total 2002-2015 entries 1,746

Vol. 3, Confirmation, dates from after December 5, 2015

Marriage Register

Marriage Register, Vol. 1, 09/03/1939- 06/17/1978

Note: A margin note says the parish began August 1939.

San Jose, Austin; San Francisco, Colton; Santa Cruz, Buda; Guadalupe, Garfield (see

Guadalupe in Austin or St. Edward's University for previous records); La Luz,

Montopolis

Alphabetical index by husband's last name, entries in chronological order

10 names per page, 100 pages, 1,000 entries

Marriage Register Vol. 2, June 24, 1978- June 2, 2006

San Jose, Austin

10 names per page, 104 pages, 961 entries

Marriage Register, Vol. 3, June 16, 2006 - June 16, 2018

San Jose, Austin

10 names per page, 45 pages, 450 entries

Baptism Register

Baptism Register Vol. 1 is the Combined Register, it was transcribed to Vol. 2

Baptism Register Vol. 2, 05/21/1939- 08/17/1952

San Jose, Guadalupe, San Francisco, (Buda, Elroy, Del Valle, Manchaca,

Bluff Springs, Creedmore and La Luz are missing)

Alphabetical index by husband's last name, entries in chronological order

10 names per page, 200 pages, 1,910 entries

Baptism Register Vol. 3, 08/17/1952- 05/10/1964

10 names per page, 204 pages, 1922 entries

Baptism Register Vol. 4, 05/10/1964- 12/31/1969

10 names per page, 96 pages, 954 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 5, 01/01/1970- 10/27/1974

10 names per page,101 pages, 1024 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 6, 11/10/1974- 07/26/1981

10 names per page, 103 pages, 1028 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 7, 08/09/1981- 07/30/1989

10 names per page, 104 pages, 1193 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 8, 08/20/1989- 08/29/1993

10 names per page, 104 pages, 1036 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 9, 08/29/1993-06/29/1997

10 names per page, 104 pages, 984 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 10, 06/08/1997- 03/28/2004

10 names per page, 205 pages, 2057 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 11, 04/10/2004- 09/28/2006

10 names per page, 104 pages, 1040 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 12, 09/30/2006- 12/18/2010

10 names per page, 203 pages, 2029 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 13, 12/18/2010- 07/25/2016

10 names per page, 201 pages, 2049 entries

Baptism Register, Vol. 14, 07/02/2016- April 29, 2018

10 names per page, 36 pages, 360 entries as of June 18, 2018

First Communion

Combined Parish Register

Pages 55 to 64 of the Combined Parish Register has entries dating from 1941-1948

Contents: First Communions, San Jose and Mission, March 9, 1941

Pages 55 to 64, 124 entries dated March 9, 1941; May 20, 1945 (administered by Thomas Culhane); May 25, 1947; June 1, 1947; August 3, 1947; August 15, 1948; May 1948 and May 1948

FC Register, Vol. 1, 1949-1967

Vol. 1 is missing but a photocopy exists in the church archives

First 15 pages are missing

January 2, 1951 San Francisco 15 entries

Feb.-April 1951 La Luz, Garfield 3 entries

April 7, 1951 San Francisco 18 entries

April 8, 1951 San Jose 6 entries

April 1951 La Luz 32 entries

May 20, 1951 San Jose 34 entries

May 20, 1951 San Francisco 12 entries

Dec. 8, 1951 Santa Cruz 3 entries 1951 total 123

May 18, 1952 San Jose 40 entries

May 25, 1952 L Luz 24 entries

Sept. 2, 1952 Garfield 11 entries

Sept. 18, 1952 La Luz 2 entries

Oct. 5, 1952 San Francisco 32 entries

Misc. 20 entries 1952 total 134

May 17, 1953 San Jose 48 entries

May 17-June, 1953 Santa Cruz 5 entries

June 17, 1953 San Jose 5 entries 1953 total 58

April 4, 1954 Santa Cruz 4 entries

April 4, 1954 Guadalupe 11 entries 1954 total 15

March 26 and April 30, 1955 Dripping Springs 21 entries

April 24, 1955 Santa Cruz 3 entries

May 8, 1955 San Jose 32 entries 1955 total 56

May 13, 1956 San Jose 33 entries 1956 total 33

May 12, 1957 San Jose 36 entries 1957 total 36

May 11, 1958 San Jose 55 entries

May 11, 1958 San Francisco 1 entry

May 18, 1958 Santa Cruz 5 entries 1958 total 61

May 10, 1959 San Jose 37 boys, 32 girls 1959 total 69

May 8, 1960 San Jose 35 boys, 36 girls 1960 total 71

May 14, 1961 San Jose 47 boys, 37 girls 1961 total 84

May 13, 1962 San Jose 42 boys, 53 girls 1962 total 95

May 12, 1963 San Jose 42 boys, 49 girls 1963 total 91

May 10, 1964 San Jose 62 boys, 47 girls 1964 total 109

May 9, 1965 San Jose 59 boys, 67 girls 1965 total 125

Jan. 9, 1966 San Jose 1 boy

May 8, 1966 San Jose 23 boys, 21 girls

July 10, 1966 San Jose 1 boy, 1 girl

Oct. 30, 1966 San Jose 12 boys, 20 girls 1966 total 79

May 19, 1967 San Jose 32 boys, 32 girls

n.d. San Jose 19 total 1967 total 83

May 9, 1968 San Jose 28 total

May 12, 1968 San Jose 28 total 1968 total 56

FC, Vol. 2, 1968-1983

Alphabetical index by last name, entries in chronological order

20 per page, 101 pages, all San Jose

1969 176 entries, 1970 99 entries, 1971 128 entries, 1972 185 entries, 1973 164 entries, 1974 43 entries, 1975 98 entries, 1976 73 entries, 1977 73 entries, 1978 105 entries, 1979 50 entries, 1980 53 entries, 1981 70 entries, 1982 107 entries, 1983 140 entries

FC, Vol. 3, 1984-1995

Alphabetical index by last name, entries in chronological order, all San Jose

1984 no entries or combined with 1985, 1985 183 entries, 1986 145 entries, 1987 149 entries, 1988 180 entries, 1989 154 entries, 1990 135 entries, 1991 172 entries, 1992 185 entries, 1993 215 entries, 1994 287 entries, 1995 182 entries

Note: Easter 1993, Fr. Kirby Garner became the pastor

FC, Vol. 4, May 7, 1995- May 10, 2003

Alphabetical index by last name, entries in chronological order, all San Jose

1995 (included in 1995 Vol. 3), 1996 205 entries, 1997 206 entries, 1998 123 entries, 1999 367 entries, 2000 304 entries, 2001 284 entries, 2002 210 entries, May 10, 2003 152 entries

FC, Vol. 5, May 17, 2003- May 8, 2010

Alphabetical index by last name, entries in chronological order, all San Jose

2003, May 17 96 entries; May 22 34 entries; total 130 entries

2004, May 8 112 entries; May 15 86 entries; May 29 6 entries; total 204

2005, March 26 27 entries; May 7 94 entries; May 14 98 entries; May 22 2 entries; May 26 11 entries; total 232 entries

2006, April 15 RCIA 13 entries; May 13 179 entries; May 20 99 entries; total 291 entries

2007, April 7 RCIA 27 entries; May 2 2 entries; May 12 170 entries; May 10 109 entries; 308 entries

2008, March 22 RCIA 25 entries; May 17 194 entries; May 24 83 entries; other 2 entries; 204 entries

2009 April 11 26 entries; May 2 100 entries; May 9 138 entries; May 16 99 entries; other 1 entry; 364 entries

2010, April 3 RCIA 36 entries; May 1 116 entries; May 8 41 entries; 193 entries

FC, Vol. 6, May 8, 2010- Nov. 20, 2016

This volume is stamped Parochial Visitation Visum est Feb. 17, 2016 and name of Dean (illegible)

2010, May 8 111 entries; May 15 126 entries; other 3 entries; total 240 entries for 2010; April 23, 2011 RCIA 42 entries; May 7, 2011 96 entries; May 14, 2011 116 entries; May 28, 2011 95 entries; total entries for 2011 349; April 7, 2012 RCIA 19 entries; May 5, 2012 101 entries; May 12, 2012 118 entries; May 22, 2012 RICA 2 entries; May 26, 2012 119 entries; total entries for 2012 359; Feb. 7, 2013 1 entry; March 30, 2013 RCIA 31 entries; May 4, 2013 100 entries; May 11, 2013 201 entries; total entries for 2013 333; May 10, 17 & 31, 2014 280 entries; total entries for 2014 280; Feb. 14, 2015 1 entry; April 4, 2015 47 entries; May 16 & 30, 2015 150 entries; Dec. 5, 2015 10 entries; total entries for 2015 208; March 26, 2016 RCIA 14 entries; May 7, 2016 64 entries; May 14, 2016 59 entries; May 21, 2016 80 entries; Nov. 12 & 20, 2016 2 entries; total entries for 2016 219

FC, Vol. 7, April 15, 2017- June 2, 2018

April 1, 2017 Adults 6 entries; April 15, 2017 RCIA 15 entries; Spanish Ceremony May 27, 2017 51 entries; June 3, 2017 18 entries; June 4, 2017 81 entries; Nov. 18, 2017 RCIA 5 entries; total entries for 2017 176; March 31, 2018 RCIA 20 entries; April 21, 2018 3 entries; April 22, 2018 110 entries; May 20, 2018 11 entries; June 2, 2018 14 entries


13.3.b

Sources

In the text, the number in parenthesis refers to a source in this list. For example (1) at the end of a sentence means that the information came from the "First Annual Report for 1940, San Jose, Austin, Texas" which is #1 in this list. That document can be found in the Catholic Archives of Texas in Austin.

Source #223 is the San Jose Sunday Bulletin. The notation references the date the bulletin was published. For example 223:16/09/2018 is the September 16, 2018 edition of the Sunday Bulletin. Prior to August 1971, the notation is 223:month/day/year. After August 1971, the notation is 223:day/month/year.

1, Méndez, Alfredo C.S.C., "First Annual Report for 1940, San Jose, Austin, Texas", Archdiocese of San Antonio, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas

2, Treviño, Modesta Barbina, "The Downtown Mexicano Neighborhoods in the 1930's: A case study of a partial geographical and historical sketch of the downtown "barrio" in the 1930's", St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, 1979, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

3, Dunn, Brother William, C.S.C., "Interview with Luís Calderon", Austin, TX, June 9, 1978, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

4, Richardson, Sister Blanche Marie, "A Six Months' Sojourn (February 1940 through July 1940) in Austin, Texas, working with the Holy Cross Fathers in behalf of the Spanish Speaking", Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

5, Houser, Joseph C.S.C., letter to Msgr. Edward C. Matocha, July 31, 1989, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

6, Anonymous, Program of the Vigesima Primera Convencion de las Asociaciones Parroquiales de Habla-Español, Abril 29, 1962, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas

7, Anonymous, Program of the Convencion Diocesana #47 de Associaciones Parroquiales de Habla Española, 24 de Abril de 1988, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas

8, Poster "A Day You Will Enjoy", announcing Diocesan Convention Spanish Speaking, April 25, 1971, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

9, Dunn, Brother William, C.S.C., "History of San José Parish, 1939-1979", http://www.sanjosechurch.org, accessed March 2, 2014

10, Austin American-Statesmen, December 27, 1975, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas

11, Anonymous, Silver Jubilees of San Francisco Church, Austin, Texas and Santa Cruz Parish, Buda, Texas, December 11, 1966, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

12, Dunn, Brother William, C.S.C., "A History of Forty Years 1939-1979, San Jose Parish, Austin, Texas", Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas. Reprinted in Source #58, San José Church, Austin, Texas, 1939-1980" yearbook.

13, Anonymous, Program of the "Trigesima-Quinta Convencion Diocesana, Abril de 1976", Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas

14, Interview with Peter Castillo, March 2, 2014

15, "Bouldin Creek Neighborhood History" from City of Austin Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan, www.bouldincreekproperties.com, accessed March 2, 2014

16, "Clarksville Historic District", en.wikipedia.org, accessed March 2, 2014

17, Franco Frescura, "A Typology of Simple Domestic Forms", www.francofrescura.co.za, accessed March 2, 2014

18, Elizabeth Walsh, "East Austin Environmental Justice History", soa.utexas.edu, accessed March 2, 2014

19, Programa, Instalación de Estatuos Sociedades Guadalupanos, Diócesis de Austin, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Austin, Texas, 15 de Marzo de 2014, in possession of the author

20, "Texas' Hill Country Bridges", bridgetunnels.com, accessed March 2, 2014

21, Victor Balderas, Undated list of Active, Non-Active and Honorary Members of Sociedad Del Sagrado Corazón De Jesús, in possession of the author

22, Philip Mullins, Sign-In Sheet dated 01 February 2009, Sociedad del Sagrado Corazon, in possession of the author

23, Philip Mullins, Roster of Members, 2013, Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, in possession of the author

24, San Jose Church, Austin, Texas, 1939-1980 Church Directory, contains "A History of Forty Years 1939-1979" by Brother William Dunn, C.S.C. and Membership Roster, in possession of the author

25, Interview with Pete Castillo, Austin, March 30, 2014 and July 21, 2015

26. "St. Mary's Catholic Church Marriage Records: 1853-1875", microfilm, Catholic Archives, Austin, Texas

27. Federal Census of 1940 online

28. "In 1952 it was obvious..." by Joseph Houser CSC, August 6, 1956, The Congregation of Holy Cross, Southern Province, Catholic Archives, the original of this article seems to be a website of the Southern Province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross

29. Anonymous letter to Texas Catholic History Society, not dated, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

30. "African American Rural Schools in Travis County: Celebrating 100 Years of Life", Travis County Historical Commission, 2014, www.co.travis.tx.us/historical commission

31. Historic Resource Survey of Northeast Travis County, Texas by Hicks & Company, Austin, Texas 2010, www.co.travis.tx.us/historical_commission

32. Austin History Center Public Schools Resource Guide: Sources of Information Relating to Austin and Travis County Public Schools, Austin History Center, compiled by Rescorla and Hults, 2013, www.austinlibrary.com/ahc

33. Poster, "Fiesta Patria", printed poster, Parish Collections, San José File #3, Catholic Archives of Texas

34. Printed program, "Regio Festival", 19 Feb. 1955, Austin, Texas, Parish Collections, San Jose File #3, Catholic Archives of Texas

35. Underwood, Fr. Fred, C.S.C., Jesus, His Spirit and Our Blessed Mother: At Work at San Jose Parish, Austin, Texas, January 1992, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

36. Williams, Robert L. alias Archbishop Hilarion of Austin, List of Items Submitted to the Austin History Center Regarding the Old Church Building at 715 West Mary Street, Austin, Texas, 2001, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

37. La Fuerza newspaper, Austin, Texas, Vol. 4, No. 30, October 27, 1965, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

38. Lone Star Register newspaper, Austin, Texas, November 04, 1965, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

39. Travis County Appraisal District website, accessed April 27, 2015

40. Southern Breeze: Holy Cross Fathers-Southern Province, Vol. 9, No. 5, April, 1978, Parish Collections, San Jose File #5, Catholic Archives of Texas

41. Texas Catholic Herald, Austin, Texas, September 19, 1975, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

42. "History of San Jose Parish 1939-1979" by Brother William Dunn, C. S. C. , Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas, a copy is on the San Jose Church website,

www.sanjosechurch.org, accessed March 2, 2014,

43. Announcement, Golden Anniversary Mass, San Jose Church, July 21, 1985, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

44. San José Catholic Church bulletin, probably dated July 1981, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas

45. Revived Posada follows Mexican tradition, The Herald: South Austin's Weekly Community Newspaper, Volume 5, Number ?, December 21, 1972, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas,

46. Loose papers, communications, Office of the Bishop to Father Mendez, 34 items dating from August 1939 to February 1948, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas, identified by date

47. website www.urbanhabitat.org, accessed April 27, 2015

48. A City Plan for Austin, Texas, 1928, a copy is on the Internet at ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us, a paper copy is in Edie and Lew Wasserman Public Affairs Library, University of Texas at Austin, call number HT168 a95 k623 1957 pub. Aff

49. The Story of Notre Dame, Brother Aidan's Extracts, Archives of Notre Dame University, archives.nd.edu/aidan, accessed April 27, 2015

50. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association, Congregation of the Holy Cross, www.tshaonline.org, accessed April 17, 2015

51. St. Edward's University, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St.Edwards, accessed Sept. 20, 2018

52. Congregation of the Holy Cross, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregation of the Holy Cross, accessed Sept. 20, 2018

53. The Lone Star Register, July 22, 1965, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

54. Progress Report of San Jose Parish (November 1982-1983), Parish Collections, San Jose File #4, Catholic Archives of Texas

55. Progress Report of San Jose Parish for Year 1984, Parish Collections, San Jose File #4, Catholic Archives of Texas

56. Progress Report of San Jose Parish for Year 1985, Parish Collections, San Jose File #4, Catholic Archives of Texas

57. Austin-American-Statesman/Neighbor, May 23, 1985, "Program attracts inactive members, Parish Collections, San Jose File #4, Catholic Archives of Texas

58. San José Church, Austin, Texas, 1939-1980, with membership roster, in possession of the author

59. Lone Star Register, Austin, Texas, newspaper, May 28, 1964, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

60. Austin American Statesman, May 28, 1964, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

61. Lone Star Register, Austin, Texas, newspaper, October 21, 1965, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

62. Lone Star Register, Austin, Texas, newspaper, May 6, 1965, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

63. Spanish Speaking Diocesan Groups Convene, Catholic Spirit, March 1984, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

64. Ministries and Organizations of Our Parish, San Francisco, Creedmoor, , Parish Collections, San Francisco File, Catholic Archives of Texas

65. Austin American Statesman, n.d. "Volunteer says many visitors witness...", Austin American-Statesman Staff writer Michelle T. Johnson, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

66. "Miracle of the Sacred Heart" by Bette Stockbauer, January 1992, www.mcn.org/1/Miracles/sacredheart.html, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

67. Sequence of Ownership, Deed Records of San José Church, , Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

68. Historic American Buildings Survey Inventory for 715 W. Mary Street, Austin, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

69. National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form, 10/31/1984, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

70. Report to the Austin History Center Regarding the Historic Church Building Located at 715 West Mary Street, Austin, Texas 7870, Parish Collections, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

71. Letter from Rev. Fred A. Schmidt CSC to Most Rev. Arthur J. Drossaerts, Bishop of San Antonio, July 20, 1939, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

72. Letter from Rev. Alfred Mendez to Most Rev. Arthur J. Drossaerts, Bishop of San Antonio, August 13, 1939, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

73. Letter from Most Rev. Arthur J. Drossaerts, Bishop of San Antonio, to Rev. Alfred Mendez, August 15, 1939, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

74. Letter from Rev. Alfred Mendez to Most Rev. Robert Lucey, Bishop of San Antonio, Feb. 18, 1941, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

75. Letter from Most Rev. Robert E. Lucey, Bishop of San Antonio, to Rev. Alfred Mendez, Feb. 11, 1942, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

76. Letter from Catholic Church Extension Society to Rev. Alfred Mendez, April 10, 1945, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

77. Catholic Church Extension Society Appeal for Assistance in Building a new School-Hall for San Jose Parish, April 30, 1945

78. Catholic Church Extension Society Appeal for Assistance in Building a Rectory for San Jose Parish, April 30, 1945, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

79. Letter from Rev. M. J. Gilbert to Rev. Alfred Mendez, May 4, 1945, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

80. Letter from Rev. Alfred Mendez to Rev. M. J. Gilbert, May, 1945, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

81. Description of San Jose, Garfield, San Francisco and Santa Cruz with details of construction, June 18, 1942, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

82. Letter from Rev. Alfred Mendez to Most Rev. R. Lucey, Bishop of San Antonio, Nov. 11, 1946, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

83. Letter from Chancery staff to Most Rev. R. Lucey, Bishop of San Antonio, Nov. 26, 1946, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

84. Letter from Most Rev. Robert E. Lucey, Bishop of San Antonio, to Rev. Alfred Mendez, Feb. 13, 1948, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

85. Letter from Rev. Alfred Mendez to Most Rev. Robert Lucey, Bishop of San Antonio, Feb. 10, 1948, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

86. Kuhr, Nancy, History of San Jose School, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

87. Manuscript, a short history of San Francisco by Simon L. Ybara, Dec. 1952, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

88. List of Catechists, San Jose, not dated, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

89. List of CCD Teachers 1981-1982, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

90. List of CCD Teachers 1978-1979, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

91. San Jose Catholic Church Bazaar Set, Austin American-Statesmen, April 10, 1980, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

92. New school for San Jose, The Lone Star Register, Aug. 11, 1968, Parish Collection, San Jose File, Catholic Archives of Texas

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240. Program of San Jose Church Bazaar, Sunday May 4, 1978, in possession of Alice Maldonado

241. Program of 20th Anniversary Banquet, Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association, Saturday, October 15, 1994, in possession of Alice Maldonado

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13.3.c

The Catholic Archives of Texas has preserved a poster dated May 5, 1941 for a Jamaica at San Jose Mission. The poster is in Spanish. The English translation reads as follows.

AN INVITATION!

The Festival Committee of the San José Mission Church

Is pleased to invite the Mexican community to a

JAMAICA

Organized on the grounds of the San José Mission of South Austin

715 West Mary and S. 3rd Streets, to benefit the mission

SUNDAY MAY 4

Program

5:30PM Mexican Supper

6:00-7:00PM Musical performance by the L. Villanueva Orchestra

7:30PM FIRST PART OF THE PROGRAM

Welcome by O. Loera, Master of Ceremonies

  • Espejito Compañero (a song about lost love) sung by a group of girls
  • Tres Copitas (a traditional song) sung by the child Lupita Sosa
  • Las Chapanecas (a traditional dance) danced by a group of girls
  • A la Guerra me llevan (an anti-war song based on a poem by Miguel de Cevantes) sung by the Garcia brothers
  • Entrale en Ayunas (a traditional dance with a vocal accompaniment) danced by a group of girls
  • Tormento (a song about lost love) duet by Natividad and Pedro Botello
  • Las Cuadrillas (a traditional Spanish dance) danced by a group of girls

9:00PM SECOND PART, presented by students of the University of St. Edward's, Miguel Bernardino, Master of Ceremonies

  • Baile Rumba (a ballroom dance of Cuban origin) danced by M. Echevarria and M. Pratt
  • An Accordion Solo performed by Manuel Galicia
  • Magic Show by J. Darrouget and F. Duchene
  • A song performed by Miguel Bernardino
  • A song performed by E. Nales

10:00PM FINAL PART of the program with O. Loera, Master of Ceremonies

  • Baile Olandés danced by a group of girls
  • Las Alteñitas (Cute Highland Girls, a song made famous by Jorge Negrete) sung by a group of young ladies
  • Las Japonesas (Japonese Girls) sung by a group of young ladies
  • La Chunga (a humorous song) by Ymelda Loera, a child
  • La Valentina (a song of the Mexican Revolution) sung by Gilberto Loera

BOOTHES

Kitchen in the care of the Ladies of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Mary

Servers The Society of the Daughters of Mary

Ice cream in the care of the Galarza family

Interactive Bottle game in the care of P. Sosa

Soft drinks in the care of the Young Catholic Men

Bingo in care of Julian Ramos

A Surprise by Pedro Macias

Hot Dogs C. (Carmel) Calderon Jr.

Order in the care of the Men's society

Tickets Genaro Galarza

We give our sincere thanks to the entire Mexican community for their cooperation. Rev. Father Alfredo Mendez, Pastor

Note: In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday May 11.

Austin, Texas, May 5, 1941

Printed by El Organo newspaper, by Lydia