St. Mary Catholic Church is nestled in the community
of High Hill, Texas, just 3 miles north of I-10 in
Schulenburg. The area, rich in a German-Czech heritage,
was established more than 150 years ago.
With its ornate design, paintings and stained-glass
windows, St. Mary is known as the Queen of the
Painted Churches on The Painted Churches of
Texas tour and is visited by hundreds of visitors every year.
The St. Mary parish also holds one of the larger picnics in the area every year on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Our parish picnic features a home-cooked German-style meal, the sounds of area German and Czech bands, a live auction, country store, souvenir booth, bingo, horseshoe tournament, games for the kids, and much, much more. The day starts off with a special mass and is topped off with an evening fireworks spectacular! This event attracts hundreds of parishioners and guests every year.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rev. Tim Kosler, Bishop David E. Fellhauer, Rev. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary