A New Life for an Equal Rights Landmark

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St. Peter Claver Church, 1903

We are proud to announce that the renovation of Healy-Murphy’s former chapel building, the historic heart of the campus, is now complete!  As the first Catholic church for African-Americans in Texas, the building is an important landmark in San Antonio’s Eastside.

The goal of the renovation is to preserve the building’s history while creating a modern, multi-purpose facility where at-risk youth and their families can receive high-quality education, health and social services.  Improvements include stabilization of the building’s foundation, repairs to the exterior façade, the addition of restrooms and a catering kitchen, and upgrading audio-visual and HVAC systems.  These improvements allow HMC to expand its core services and continue to help generations of young people earn their diploma and become caring parents, dependable providers, and more productive members of the community.

Community partners including the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, the Valero Energy Foundation, H-E-B, NuStar Energy, the Myra Stafford Pryor Trust, the Brown Foundation, the Greehey Family Foundation, the San Antonio Area Foundation and the Najim Family Foundation have already made generous contributions to the campaign.   The target date for completion of the project is fall 2016.  For more information about the renovation, please contact Siri Lindholm, Director of Development, at slindholm@healymurphy.org or call (210) 223-2944.

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