Newcomers & Visitors
Things to Know About Our Parish
We celebrate the Eucharist with six (6) Masses each weekend. On Saturdays, our 5:00 o’clock Vigil Mass is in English and moderately attended, It includes a wonderful choir that sings mostly the traditional music that Catholics have enjoyed over the many, many years. Our 7:00 o’clock Mass is in Spanish, with an amazing Spanish Choir singing lively and charismatic songs.
On Sunday, our 6:30 am Mass is in Spanish and well represented with attendance, the choir is excellent. A wonderful beginning for the early riser. Our Mass at 8:30 am is in English, with a Gospel Choir singing those songs you are used to hearing in the Protestant churches, of course, the choir also sings a fair number of the classic Catholic hymns. Our 10:30 am Mass is in Spanish and the choir sings the classic Spanish songs for the Catholic Mass. Our 8:30 am, English, and 10:30 am, Spanish are our most largely attended Masses. Our last Mass is the 12:30 pm, our Life Teen Mass, with a divine Life Teen Choir, singing awesome contemporary songs, that the young and old enjoy. The celebrants for the Masses - our priests - all give inspiring, teaching, relating homilies, giving us insight to the scriptures meaning and how it relates to our lives today.
Our week-days Mass, starting at 9:00 am., is celebrated Monday through Friday. A Mass is also celebrated at 9:00 am on Saturday mornings. The Rosary is recited every day before the weekday, Saturday, and Sunday Masses. The Holy Days of Obligation Masses – is at 9:00 am for English and 7:00 pm for Spanish, unless otherwise announced at a different time.
Need for a new beginning? Through the sacrament of Reconciliation, we receive God’s forgiveness for our personal sins and are reconciled with God, the Christian community, and ourselves. Confessions are heard every Saturday from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Priests are also available for confession at other times by appointment.
Baptism for infants is administered only six months of each year – February, April, June, August, October, and December on the last Saturday of the month. Parents and Godparents must attend preparation classes. Contact the Parish office for more information
Couples planning for Marriage should contact the Parish Office to make arrangement with a priest at least 6 months prior to the wedding date so that proper preparations can be made.
Caring for individuals who are sick is very important in our parish. Eucharist to the Sick - Communion may be brought by the priest or Eucharistic Minister to the individuals who are confined to their homes. The seriously ill person is encouraged to request the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Contact the Parish Office or one of the Eucharistic Ministers to make arrangements for communion at home. Contact the Parish office for Anointing of the Sick.
Quinceañeras – The young lady must be registered and must be attending the program of Religious Education. Arrangements must be made six (6) months prior to the celebration. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
What does God ask of us?
An occasional remembrance, a small act of worship to ask for forgiveness, at a time to offer Him our distresses, at another time to render thanks for the favors He has given us, to find consolation with Him. A place to have a gentle, humble, loving communion with Him. Our Chapel is located within the main building of the church. You are provided with the best atmosphere for prayer and meditation in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. This is an excellent place to meet the Lord Jesus, talk to Him, and recover your inner peace and happiness.
Our Location/Telephone/Office Hours - 4025 Grapevine Street, Houston, Texas 77045 (One block North of West Fuqua – behind Kentucky Fried Chicken between Bathurst and Whiteheater) - See Map. Telephone Number – 713-433-9836.
Fax number – 713-433-3949. Office Hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Our resident priests, Fr. Brandon B. Nguyen, C.S.Sp., pastor, and Fr. Joseph Huy Dinh, C.S.Sp., parochial vicar, are from the religious order of The Congregation of the Holy Spirit and Immaculate Heart of Mary. A Roman Catholic congregation of priests also known as the Spiritans. The Holy Ghost Fathers, Brothers and Associates bring a commitment of social justice making sure all people are welcomed and loved.
Our Religious Education Program
Information regarding Religious Education can be found by clicking following link: FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
Contact: Deacon David Johnson, St. Benedict’s School of Religion
Our Patron Saint - St. Benedict the Abbot - “Listen and attend with ear of your heart.”
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