Friends of the Ruidosa Church is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the Catholic church in Ruidosa, Texas. El Corazon Sagrado de la Iglesia de Jesus (the Sacred Heart of the church of Jesus), began to fall into disrepair in the 1950s due to the town's declining population. Services soon ceased and by the early 2000s, its deterioration had become advanced. Through negotiations with the Catholic Diocese, the property was deeded to the Friends to allow for its restoration. In the coming years, the Friends will raise money, oversee the church's restoration, and manage the church for both secular and religious public events.
The Friends of the Ruidosa Church seeks to revitalize our
connection to history through historic preservation.
By preserving and honoring our built environment, we allow ourselves
a deeper relationship with the past, enriching our present.
P. O. Box 2191
Alpine, TX 79831
Friends of the Ruidosa Church is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.