Key dates scheduled for San Antonio Texas Temple

The open house and dedication dates for the new San Antonio Texas Temple have been announced by the First Presidency.

The public open house will be held from Saturday, April 16, 2005, through Saturday, May 2, 2005, except for Sundays April 17, April 24 and May 1.

Following a cultural celebration on Saturday, May 21, the new temple will be dedicated in four sessions on May 22, 2005.

The temple will open for ordinance work the next day, on Monday, May 23, 2005.

This temple was announced June 24, 2001, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, while speaking at a special meeting for members in San Antonio. The site, in a residential area north of the city at Stone Oak Parkway and Hardy Oak Boulevard, was announced Sept. 7, 2002, and ground was broken on March 29, 2003. A statue of the Angel Moroni was placed on the nearly completed edifice on Sept. 21, 2004.