Rich Andre

Associate Pastor
St Austin Catholic Church

Priest at St. Austin's Catholic Parish in Austin, TX, right next to the University of Texas. I used to be an optical engineer, so I'm excited to "geek out" at SXSW!

At SXSW 2018, I'll lead a mentor session for people looking to hone their pubic speaking skills. You can check out my weekly sermons -- as a podcast or as a blog -- at

I'm a member of the Paulist Fathers, the first Catholic religious community of men founded in the United States. We specialize in:
- Reaching Out (Evangelization)
- Bringing Peace (Reconciliation)
- Seeking Unity (Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue)

... but we're also known for our communication skills, humor, and "realness." We go where the people are!

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