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Join Us as We Celebrate 75 Years as the Diocese of Austin

This month we begin the yearlong celebration of our 75th anniversary as the Diocese of Austin. We have many reasons to be grateful, and we have many things in store to honor this wonderful occasion. Here are a few things to know about this year of celebration.

A Mass and a program featuring Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, will kick off the celebration on Nov. 19. Seats are limited, but it will surely be a memorable morning!

Bishop Joe Vásquez has also commissioned a beautiful book to celebrate the 75th anniversary. Ask your parish for details on how to purchase a book. We also have the opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence.

Visit for more details on all things regarding the diocese’s 75th anniversary.

Shelley Metcalf has worked on the Catholic Spirit staff since 1997; she was named editor in 2007. She is a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Cedar Park.