Serving the Church in Texas

Welcome to the 86th Legislature

There are several opportunities for Catholics working in and near the Texas state Capitol to participate in Catholic life in downtown Austin. Every week, more than 50 Masses are celebrated within one mile of the Capitol. Special faith events hosted at the Capitol include:
Weekly Rosary
On Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Sen. Lucio hosts the praying of a rosary in the Civil Rights Room (3E.4).
Ash Wednesday
The blessing and distribution of ashes will be offered in the Capitol Auditorium on Ash Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s feast day
Rep. Jim Murphy will host Mass at the Capitol to celebrate St. Patrick’s feast day on March 17. Room and time TBD