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The Chapel at Horseshoe Bay with breathtaking views of Lake LBJ
The Chapel at Horseshoe Bay with breathtaking views of Lake LBJ

St. Paul the Apostle Chapel

Horseshoe Bay
The Premier
Resort Community

201 Dalton Circle Post Office Box 8019
Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657
(830) 598-8342

Welcome to St. Paul the Apostle Chapel. All who enter here will feel the closeness of the Lord.

St. Paul the Apostle is a very active parish of the Catholic Diocese of Austin. The parish currently includes a growing congregation of more than 230 registered families.

The Chapel Complex

The Chapel stands high atop Thanksgiving Mountain. Walls of glass behind the main altar provide a breathtaking view over Lake LBJ and the surrounding countryside.

Exquisite original artwork and appointments fashioned by renowned artist Sister Mary Peter Tremonte of San Antonio, Texas, enhance the entire Chapel complex.

Stained glass mosaic windows, created by Father Jairo Lopez of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Marble Falls, Texas, were dedicated in 2009.

A life–size bronze sculpture of St. Paul the Apostle, commissioned by former pastor, Father Bob Scott, C.S.P., and crafted by Erik Christianson of Bulverde, Texas, was installed at the entrance to the Chapel in 2009.

In addition to its stunning main chapel, the complex also has a small chapel, an ecumenical library, a large meeting room, kitchen facilities, offices and priest's residence. All buildings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

The Pastor

Father Rubèn Patiño, C.S. was appointed pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bay effective June 15, 2009.

The History

Interdenominational services began here in 1972 under the direction of Father Walter J. Dalton, CSP, who offered Mass in a variety of places in Horseshoe Bay before the Chapel was built. In 1979 Wayne and Eileen Hurd donated property for a chapel and a portion of the funds to build it. The property was named Thanksgiving Mountain.

The Chapel was dedicated on December 5, 1982, and has served the Catholic community of Horseshoe Bay ever since.

The Community of St. Paul the Apostle welcomes people from all over the country to enjoy this place of prayerful reflection. God's handiwork is visible in this beautiful natural setting.

Mass Schedule

  • Saturday ~ 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday ~ 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Weekday Masses

  • Wednesday ~ 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday/Friday ~8:00 a.m.


  • Saturday ~ 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

God has blessed Horseshoe Bay as a special place of His creation where His handiwork is visible to all.

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