Tuesday, January 18, 2011
St Joseph Church
The Idea for the St. Joseph Catholic Church originated from Europe and was built in San Antonio from 1878 to 1896. Rev. John Kospiel was a Catholic missionary priest from Germany stationed in Boerne, Texas. He was in charge of missionary tours. Rev. J. Kospiel made Honey Creek, also known as Kunz Settlement, a permanent stop on his missionary tours. Soon, a log church was erected near the Kunz home. It was named St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the first Mass there was celebrated on August 20, 1876. It was the first German speaking Catholic Church. It added German Heritage and a sense of community for the many German catholics in San Antonio.