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Our Lady of Guadalupe Church has a long and rich history:. Early records show that the Catholic ministry in Helotes began in 1896. In 1908, a wooden chapel was constructed on the grounds of what is now the Helotes Catholic Cemetery on Bandera Road. In 1943, a church was built on the site of the present Eucharistic Chapel. On October 14, 1990, the present day church was dedicated.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Closed for Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fr Scott Janysek - Administrator (Clergy) Send email
(210) 695-8791
Fr. Jesuraja "Raja" Alangaram - Parochial Vicar Send email
(210) 695-8791

The Adopt-a-Senior Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe – Helotes is intended to help the senior citizens of our parish to remain connected to the larger community. This is achieved through activities such as phone calls, assisting with basic needs, and home visits.

Volunteer Criteria to be involved:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must pass background check
  • Must complete online training modules for safe environment on virtus.org
  • Must have possibility of travelling to meet the elderly

Click here for meeting information.

Have a family member or friend who could benefit from this ministry?

Please email [email protected] with the name of the senior and a contact phone number and we will get started helping together.

Adopt-A-Senior Send email
Updated within the last 1 month.

Let’s Go Boy Scouting!

Are you an older Boy aged 11 to 18? Or in 6th thru 12th grade? The Boy Scouts are looking for YOU!! Join Troop 888.

Click here for the Troop's website.

David Hathaway Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

Scouting offers school-aged boys opportunities to explore the outdoors, develop personal responsibility, learn life skills, get involved in their community, and most importantly… HAVE FUN!

Boys’ ages start at 7 years old or starting the first grade all the way through 11 years old or in the fifth grade.

For more information, contact Casey Royer at (210) 624-1022.

Updated within the last 3 months.

OLG CYO strives to provide the highest quality programs to our youth. We are committed to providing these programs based on integrity, fair play and the right of all individuals to participate. We view our responsibility as extending far beyond the mere teaching of athletic skills. Our programs offer the opportunity to develop moral standards in all of our young people.

For registration information and fees, please visit our website,

Basketball: Boys & Girls, ages 4-14

~Cheer: Co-ed, ages 4-14 

Rudy Cervera Send email
(210) 325-9157
Bianca Shane Send email
(206) 715-8134
Updated within the last 2 months.

OLG CYO strives to provide the highest quality programs to our youth. We are committed to providing these programs based on integrity, fair play and the right of all individuals to participate. We view our responsibility as extending far beyond the mere teaching of athletic skills. Our programs offer the opportunity to develop moral standards in all of our young people.

For registration information and fees, please visit our website,

Ages: 4-17.

Rudy Cervera Send email
(210) 325-9157
Vanessa Caballero Send email
(210) 473-1008
Updated within the last 3 months.

Did you know OLG has a homeschooling co-op? The group usually meets every Monday throughout the school year to help teach a class; whether it’s science, history, writing, memory work, preschool or nursery and help build and support one another in our journey.

The moms will meet once a month for coffee, prayer and support.

If interested please text Carrie @ (210) 268-4969 for more information.

Updated within the last 3 months.

The Vision of the Military Family Ministry is of a church parish where all military families of both Veterans and Active Duty Service members experience the love of God through focused, intentional efforts to support their culture and their needs.

The Mission of the Military Family Ministry is to ensure that all families with a deployed family member receive the support they need before, during, and after deployment. And, that Veterans of the parish and their families are supported through relevant cultural activities to help sustain the spirit of connectedness, aka. “esprit de corps,” that warriors experience during their service.

Goals of the Military Family Ministry:

  • Establish and maintain a ministry leadership team
  • Plan, develop, and implement activities such as Burger Burns, Dining Outs, and other social events
  • Enlist volunteers to support families during deployment cycles
  • Incorporate military service-oriented activities for worship (e.g., prayers for deployed service members, sermons, acknowledgement of successes while serving).

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Military Family Ministry, please contact Yvonne Rheinschmidt, Ph.D., LPC at [email protected].

Yvonne Rheinschmidt, Ph.D., LPC Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

We are an outreach ministry whose mission is to bring Jesus in the Eucharist to you in your home.  In an effort to keep our faith community connected, we minister to our parishioners who cannot attend Mass or receive the Eucharist due to illness or disability.

Our ministers visit once a week on the weekdays at a time that fits your schedule. We bring the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, the blessings of our family of faith, and a prayer service. We package this into a visit from one of our friendly ministers to brighten your day. 

Requirements:

  • Recipients must reside within the parish boundaries. Call the Parish office to determine eligibility.
  • Requests must come from the person requesting the service or a family member.
  • Requests may also come from the chaplain or social worker of a licensed group home or other facility

Please be aware that most of our San Antonio hospitals have Catholic Chaplains and Eucharistic Ministers who bring Holy Communion to their patients.  Be sure to request these services when you are in the hospital. 

Click here or contact the church for more information.

Ministry to the Sick & Homebound Send email
(210) 695-8791
Updated within the last 1 month.

Our Lady of Guadalupe “Mothers of Munchkins” (OLG M.o.M.s) 
is a support group for all mothers with children of all ages, formed to share and support each other in our ministry as Christian mothers.

After a long Covid hiatus, OLG M.o.M.s is happy to invite mothers back to join us. We welcome you and your ideas for types of activities that would be valuable to you.

We look forward to engaging with mothers of all ages, whether you are in the baby and toddler stage, teenage years, or have older children.

We can all learn from each other and share our experiences – we are all in this same boat together, just at different stages.  As we are constantly learning, growing, and adapting in this blessed role of motherhood, let us share Christian-based perspectives to help raise our children to know God, and to continually nourish their faith.

Group meets in the Guadalupe Room, the 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month.

For more information about becoming a member or about any of our events listed below, please feel free to contact us and/or follow us on social media or click here to find out more information.

You can find us on Facebook or Instagram.

1st & 3rd Monday of the Month, September - May
Sarah Little Send email
(210) 846-3761
Updated within the last 3 months.

We are a group of women (and one man) who sew items for our Outreach program and occasionally for the needs of the parish, through our knowledge, experience, and efforts.

The ability to sew is not a requirement but it helps! We gather weekly to share and laugh, while our hands accomplish tasks. Mostly, we provide pillows to various shelters and agencies in San Antonio, for adults and children, to sleep or to hug.

We also work on baby blankets, lap quilts, cosmetic and toiletry bags, Christmas stockings, laundry bags. The items vary but the purpose is the same – to help others in need, through fabric.

If you might be interested in this type of activity, come check us out and see for yourself. We want to meet you – new faces and ideas are good. No commitment, no obligations, and no charge!

We survive only with donations of fabric, some thread, pillow stuffing, quilt batting, etc. Of course, cash or gift cards are greatly appreciated. For health reasons, we cannot accept used pillows.

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM In the Guadalupe Room
Kiki D’Ambrosia Send email
(210) 521-9123
Margarita Zaske
(210) 807-2545
Updated within the last 3 months.

Are you interested in…

  • Learning more about our ministry?
  • Joining our ministry? (MUST be 18+ to join)
  • Writing a one-time inspirational letter for an inmate?
  • Creating a birthday card for an inmate?

Correspondence Do’s & Don’ts:

Click here or contact us for more information.

Michelle Freyre
(210) 677-5514
Sandra Archey Send email
(210) 602-7233
Updated within the last 4 months.

Dr. Yvonne Rheinschmidt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She was a Stephen Minister (grief counselor) for over six years.

Yvonne is passionate about helping clients to live life to the fullest in a holistic manner. She encourages personal growth of soul, mind and body to reach goals that transforms her client’s lives and their relationships. She believes that individuals can become resilient in order to deal with life’s struggles.

Within the Gestalt Psychotherapy, she offers counseling and techniques such as:

  • Biofeedback: Alpha-Stim for Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia.
  • Stress Management techniques: Stress Thermometer,
    Mindfulness and Breath work.
  • Career Counseling: Junior and Senior in high school or college students needing academia direction.
  • Parenting education and conflict resolutions;
  • Play therapy ages 5 and up; Childhood Anxiety; ADHD
    Teenage challenges; self-esteem issues
  • Couples therapy: conflict resolution; overcoming infidelity; communication issues
  • Sexual and/or physical abuse
  • Abortions: trained Rachel Project Counselor
  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss; Divorce
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Fees are on a sliding scale (dependent on family’s yearly income).

Yvonne Rheinschmidt, PhD, LPC, NCC Send email
(210) 247-8472
Updated within the last 4 months.

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Monday Service: 8:30 AM Tuesday Service: 8:30 AM (Spanish), 6:30 PM Wednesday Service: 8:30 AM, 12:10 PM Thursday Service: 8:30 AM Friday Service: 8:30 AM Saturday Service: 8:30 AM, 4:30 PM, 6:45 PM (Spanish) Sunday Service: 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 6:00 (Spanish)
Fr Scott Janysek Send email
(210) 695-8791
Fr. Jesuraja "Raja" Alangaram Send email
(210) 695-8791
Updated within the last 4 months.

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Take Heart Ministry is a safe place to acknowledge the pain and embrace the Hope

We are a ministry of hope and healing for those who have experienced life changing loss or for those who have a loved one experiencing loss who you want to encourage and support…

Venue: Family Center Building at The Annex Rm. 104

Click here for more information and meeting dates, please call Aurora Valek at (210) 683-3999.

Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aurora Valek
(210) 683-3999
Updated within the last 2 months.