Pilgrim Center of Hope

7680 Joe Newton Street, San Antonio, Tx 78251
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Our missionOUR MISSION IS HOPE When you look around the world today, what are so many people lacking in their daily lives? Hope. Without a sense of direction or purpose, so many people live day-to-day tired, stressed, and lost.Pilgrim Center of Hope is powered by God’s grace & individuals who believe in Hope. We are a non-profit, Catholic ministry—missionaries of hope, answering that need by guiding people to encounter Jesus.How? People may not go to church, but they do go to conferences, they’re using media, traveling, having socials & evenings out—and so are we. We invite & help people to live with a renewed sense of direction & purpose for their daily lives.
COVID-19 Impact
Had to Cancel the Catholic Men's and Catholic Seniors Conferences 2020

Had to Cancel the Catholic Men's and Catholic Seniors Conferences 2020

Pilgrim Center of Hope

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Donations are always welcome. In addition, you may become an Intercessor for Prayer for the Pilgrim Center of Hope Intercessors for Pilgrim Center of Hope (PCH) are persons who make an annual commitment to praying daily for the PCH mission, projects, staff, and volunteers. We consider each Intercessor a Missionary of Hope! This team of Intercessors –… See full description
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About usFor 27 years, Pilgrim Center of Hope (PCH) has worked faithfully in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, which serves 19 counties. In 2019, this ministry reached an average of 18,000 people each month (not including radio or newspaper audiences).This ministry was created in response to Pope John Paul II's call for a "new evangelization", a call involving an interior change so that Christians can be effective bearers of the gospel; and to encourage and guide the lay faithful in living and sharing the faith. Our mission is to guide people to encounter Christ so as to live in hope, as pilgrims in daily life. Founded in 1993, this Catholic evangelization ministry began with door-to-door home visitation within the parish boundaries of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.Applying the lessons learned from that door-to-door experience of the real-world and the daily lives of ordinary people, the Center is a resource for the field of evangelization, providing ongoing opportunities for faith enrichment and formation. It is a place that welcomes all who seek hope. In addition to providing a meeting space for the lay faithful involved in planning various ministries and events, the Center also provides a chapel with the Blessed Sacrament for adoration/private prayer, a Prayer Garden, and outdoor Stations of the Cross. Since the early 1990s, Pilgrim Center of Hope has creatively used media for its mission. Following the challenge issued by Pope Francis in his encyclical Evangeliium Gaudium to evangelize by making the message of faith more interesting and attractive, Pilgrim Center of Hope has responded. Through printed educational brochures, articles and columns in both the San Antonio Express-News as well as the archdiocesan Today’s Catholic newspaper, a weekly program entitled Journeys of Hope on Guadalupe Radio Network and published as a podcast, as well as the Catholic Women’s, Men’s and Seniors’ Conferences, Pilgrim Center of Hope accomplishes its mission of evangelization and hope in daily life. In addition, the Center has personnel that have over 25 years of experience in planning and leading pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Marian Shrines and taking pilgrims in the footsteps of St. Paul. The pilgrimages provide an opportunity for people to seek God, healing, spiritual renewal, reparation, forgiveness, and other personal graces. The Center had a Spanish speaking ministry named Peregrinos en Acción, that hosted day retreats and training parish groups in evangelization, but has taken a recent hiatus.