Blessed Sacrament Catholic School opened her doors on September 2, 1958 with approximately 650 students in grades one through seven. The first principal was Sister Mary Paschal and three other sisters of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child from Williamsville, New York. The convent was later increased to nine sisters with the first pastor of the school being Father Charles J. Drees.
During the spring of 1968, the Franciscan Missionary Sisters decreased their school staff to three sisters given the increasing number of qualified lay teachers. Because of this transition, tuition was first instituted at $15.00 per family. Due to the decrease in students and religious vocations, the order’s provincial decided that the religious community would withdraw from Texas completely after the 1970/1971 school year.
In the summer of 1971, Blessed Sacrament welcomed three Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament (IWBS) from Victoria, Texas. Sister Stephana Marback was the first principal and the enrollment for that year was 225 students. The pastor during this transition was Monsignor Ralph J. Smith.
Over the next three decades, the school saw extensive growth including a full day kindergarten program, an enriched middle school curriculum, a computer lab, school gymnasium, updated classrooms and a predominately lay staff under the leadership of Monsignor Michael O’Gorman, Fr. John O’Donoghue, Sr. Eileen Gurecky IWBS, Mrs. Lucy Williams and Mr. Michael Fierro.
On January 28, 2008, Archbishop José H. Gomez and Sr. Carla Marie Lusch, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, proclaimed the 50th Anniversary of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in celebration of its quality education and formation in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
During the 2010/2011 school year, a full day pre-kindergarten program was added to the school’s program. In addition, the Blessed Sacrament Child Development Center (CDC) was incorporated into the school community expanding Blessed Sacrament’s desire to provide quality education from birth through middle school.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School strives to continue the charism of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. In doing so, we strive to “extend the Incarnation in today’s world by living the Gospel of Love, proclaiming the Good News and building the Kingdom of God. Impelled by love to share the Incarnate Word’s mission of bringing God’s kingdom to be, we joyfully seek to serve those in need, through an apostolate of Christian education as determined by the current needs of the church.”
The school’s current Pastor, Fr. Christopher Muñoz, was appointed on January 1, 2017.
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