Mission and Vision
WHAT WE BELIEVE
What We Believe (adapted from The Catechism as found in the Book of Common Prayer). The entire Outline of Faith can be read by clicking here.
We believe that there is one God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe that Jesus is the only perfect image of the Father, and shows us the nature of God.
In His death, we believe that Jesus made the offering which we could not make; in Him we are freed from the power of sin and reconciled to God.
We believe that in His resurrection, Jesus overcame death and opened for us the way of eternal life.
(Continued on our website)
Worship Services and Sunday School
Sunday 7:45 a.m worship in the Historic Sanctuary
Sunday 9 a.m. worship in the Great Room of Wendler Hall (also live streamed)
Sunday 10:10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages (also live streamed)
Sunday 11 a.m. worship in the Historic Sanctuary
Wednesday 10 a.m. worship in the Historic Sanctuary (not on Wed. Dec. 29)
WORSHIP MINISTRIES - These ministries participate in and support Sunday worship services.
PARISH MINISTRIES - There are over 17 groups in the parish that meet for fellowship and service.
OUTREACH MINISTRIES - Outreach is one of our core values at St. Helena’s. We strive to seriously follow Jesus’ commands to love our neighbors, and so we reach out to meet the physical and emotional needs of the world. All our outreach ministries are outward focused, servant-minded, and rooted in love.
TRANSFORMATION HOUSE - We partner with Transformation House, a local organization that provides safety, support, and transitional housing to women who have survived abuse.
WOUNDED KNEE - We have a relationship with the Lakota people through Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee, SD — our sister church on the Pine Ridge reservation.
IMMIGRATION MINISTRY - We work with our Diocesan Immigration ministries to support asylum seekers as they move through the San Antonio area.
MATY'S BOX - A small box stands at the corner of Rock St. and Main St., outside our Children and Youth Ministry Center. This small food pantry is open 24/7 for anyone to stop by and help themselves to food. Our church family faithfully keeps it stocked throughout the week.
LOCAL SCHOOLS - We build up the students in our community, especially our neighbors at Boerne Middle School North.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS - We support a number of organizations who do good work in our community and beyond, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Hill Country Family Services, Hill Country Daily Bread, Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center, and the World Missions department of the Diocese of West Texas.
CHILDREN / YOUTH MINISTRIES
Sunday Mornings - 10:10 - 10:55 a.m. Sunday School for children of all ages
Wednesdays After School (Sept. - May) - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Rock Solid (3rd - 5th Grade)
Sunday Mornings - 10:10 - 10:55 a.m Sunday School for youth of all ages
Monday Mornings (Sept. - May) - 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Ignite (Middle School) Bible Study meet @ Youth House.
Wednesday After School (Sept. - May) - 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Middle School students meet in the Youth House
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. High School students meet in the Youth House
ST. HELENA'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
YOUNG FAMILIES MINISTRY - We are a community of young adults that ranges from 20s-40s and includes singles, couples, and families with children.
SENIOR FELLOWSHIP - Senior parishioners meet frequently for fun, food, and fellowship, enjoying special programs and occasional day trips.