Holy Cross Catholic Church

Dates of Operation: 
1936 - 2010

In 1936, Reverend Francis R. Weber, C.S.C. gathered a local group of baptized and confirmed Catholics into the home of the William M. Tear’s family residence of 1203 E. 12th st. It was established as a Diocesan Parish that grew beyond the home within a few short months when a site had finally been obtained on which to build. Within the decade the Holy Cross Hospital and Catholic Schools were added to the grounds. Holy Cross has a proud history of strong community leadership with some of its nascent all the way to contemporary membership serving in Austin ISD as well as the NAACP. It’s fellowship strives to remain active in educating and politically supporting the East Austin community for decades to come.

“The Lord has breathed soul into me. He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to mend broken hearts, to proclaim freedom for the enslaved, to seek deliverance for the oppressed.” {Isaiah 61:1-2}



Holy Cross Catholic Church
1610 East 11th Street
Austin, TX, 78702

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Photohraph of the Holy Cross sanctuary