In 1963, Msgr. Richard McCabe began conducting Mass on Sundays for the Catholic residents of Lakeway, meeting in various locations.
In 1969, the Protestant residents, led by Ralph Keller, began meeting in the same locations in and near Lakeway. They used guest preachers and pastors from Austin and the surrounding area to lead their worship services.
In 1972, these two groups made the unique decision to become an ecumenical church. They requested from the Lakeway Company a site which had been platted and designated for a church. The group eventually received the site at the corner of Lakeway Boulevard and Lakeway Drive in 1973 with the stipulation that a building would be built by 1975.
Ground breaking ceremonies were held in 1973, and on June 9, 1975, the first building was dedicated. This building was enlarged in 1981 and the Educational building was added in 1983. The building was enlarged again in 1988 and the rear parking lot was added in 1991.
Since 1970, the Catholic congregation had shared worship space with the Protestant congregation but, due to growth in each community, the time had come to separate. On June 21, 1995, at the initiative of the Catholic Congregation, the Board of Trustees approved the separation of the two congregations to begin July 1, 1995. Their ties remain in Faith.
In January 2001, our present sanctuary at 1718 Lohmans Crossing was dedicated as The Church of the Resurrection of the Lord - Emmaus Catholic Parish.
On August 1, 2005, Monsignor McCabe retired and the Reverend Richard Tijerina became Pastor of Emmaus Catholic Parish.
The need for additional space to hold Faith Formation classes arose very quickly as the parish was growing rapidly. This additional space was provided by two modular buildings which were placed in 2004.
In November of 2006, Bishop Gregory Aymond appointed the Reverend Samuel Hose as Pastor of Emmaus Catholic Parish, starting on January 15, 2007.
The continued growth of the parish prompted a decision to design and build a Parish Life Center. Parishioner input was gathered at several meetings and construction began in late 2009, with dedication of the new center taking place in January of 2011.