Father Scott Janysek is the Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes, Texas.  He is the oldest child of Mark and Elaine Janysek and has two younger sisters.  He is a small town, country boy at heart, having grown up in a tiny Polish community in South Texas.

Father Scott graduated from Karnes City High School in 2005 and entered Holy Trinity Seminary right after graduating high school in 2005. He was ordained on May 17, 2014, for the Archdiocese of San Antonio. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a Master of Divinity from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. 

Father Scott previously served as Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s in Fredericksburg and Notre Dame in Kerrville as well as Pastor of St Jerome Catholic Church in Martinez. 

His hobbies include but are not limited to hunting, fishing, scuba diving, cooking, baking, and reading. Ultimately, he loves God’s beautiful creation and is always finding ways to encounter God in the great outdoors. 

Most importantly, Fr. Scott would like to leave a legacy of his love for Christ to all that he encounters.  He truly enjoys celebrating the Holy Mass, spending time in Adoration, working in ministry, and is devoted to offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation so that all will know they are forgiven and loved by God.

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  1. Fr. Scott has had a huge influence on my life since he came to my home parish, St. Jerome, in 2016. He quickly became the major male, Catholic role model that I needed as a teenager.

    I watched him work with my parish community. I saw him strive to ensure that everyone was involved, and he constantly tried new ways to bring people in and get them active. Seeing how his works helped the small parish community my family has been a part of for over half a century grow and thrive was inspiring. He has had a great influence on my life as a Catholic man, and a main inspiration for my discernment to the San Antonio Presbyterate. I am now in the Seminary, in my final semester of philosophical studies, looking forward to my soon approaching theological studies.

    I am now at the seminary and Fr. Scott is now at Our Lady of Guadalupe, but he is still one of the people I can count on to be there for me when I need help. We stay in touch and talk often.

    I am so very blessed to have such an amazing role model as a Catholic man and a man discerning the Priesthood.

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