On Feb 8, 2016, Texas House Bill 910 took effect, which permits licensed carriers to openly carry handguns.
A church may prohibit concealed handguns or openly-carried handguns, or both, in its buildings by providing proper notice.
It is the policy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio than an individual may not possess a firearm-concealed or open carry-at any facility owned, leased, or operated by the Archdiocese or and Archdiocesan entity. Peace officers commissioned by local, state or federal agencies are exempt from this restriction.
“For the peace of mind of our church family, we want to inform you that individuals may not enter church property with a firearm. We appreciate your compliance with this policy.”