Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., St. Joseph's, in Comal, Texas
The highpoint of each school week comes on Wednesday mornings, with the Celebration of the Eucharist at St. Joseph's Chapel. The Chapel is located just a quarter mile from the school and celebrated its 106th anniversary on 25 May 2011. The celebrants are pastors and priests from this
area, and throughout the Archdiocese; we have been blessed with great priests who have willingly given of their time to offer this Sacrament consistently to our community each week. Our liturgical music group offers up music to our Lord during Mass, and our Solidarity teams lead the Masses (the readings, offertory, Prayers of the Faithful). Visitors are welcome; note that in 2011-2012, our student body will fill up most all of the chapel. (In cases of extreme heat or cold, the Masses will be celebrated on the school campus. Visitors are welcome at these Masses, but visitors must check in with the front office.)
St. Joseph's Chapel is a part of the wonderful story of JPII. In the 1890's
, area German settlers, after having great success with an area school staffed by Sisters of Divine Providence, created their own Catholic school, to serve the children of this area, and built that school just a quarter mile from where our school now stands. For almost fifty years, St. Joseph's School made a Catholic education possible for the families of Comal, Texas. In 1904, the Settlers pulled monies together to build the chapel to allow the students to have weekly Mass (Wednesday mornings, in fact), and to provide the community a sacred space for other Masses, funerals, weddings, and baptisms. Dedicated in 1905, St. Joseph's Chapel has had a special place in this community, and has a special place for the community of JPII.