A Big Thank You!

To all who attended and assisted in making The National Catholic Bible Conference a success! Over 1200 people attended from across the U.S. For the first time in its history, NCBC brought their Conference to Texas, to Houston - to Saint John Vianney parish - on May 5 and 6. The parish was selected because of our vibrant communal life and, in particular, the significant number of participants in Bible Studies....

Welcome to the Catholic Faith!

Congratulations to the children and youth who received the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil Mass. Please continue to pray for our new Catholics, their families, and their sponsors as they continue to grow in faith....

Back in the Ars Chapel!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is Back in the Ars Chapel! Since the renovation and construction project began, the weekly Novena and Rosary dedicated to our Mother of Perpetual Help had been relocated to the Activity Center. On Wednesday, April 19th, the faithful group was finally able to gather and pray in the now completed Ars Chapel. The group was happy to be back in their usual prayer place, and they enthusiastically prayed for all of those in our parish who are seeking the Blessed Mother’s intercession....

Eagle Pass Mission Teams Return

Over the last few weeks, SJV parishioners participated in 2 mission trips to Eagle Pass, Texas (on the border of Mexico). Both Mission Teams worked hard and completed home repairs for the elderly, disabled, and very poor. In addition to repairing homes, the teams visited the sick and homebound. They prayed with them and brought them nutritious food....

Welcome to the Church Family!

Congratulations to the women and men who celebrated the Rites of Initiation at the Easter Vigil! They now enter the fourth and final phase of their initiation process, Mystagogy. Please continue to pray for our new Catholics as they continue their journey to Pentecost. Also keep in prayer their godparents, sponsors and the RCIA team who journey with them....

5th Annual Celebration of Life

Thanks to all of our parishioners who came out for our 5th Annual Celebration of Life hosted by SJV’s Respect Life Ministry on Saturday, April 1st. Deacon Greg Stokes led us in a beautiful reflection and Living Rosary. ...

  • Photo Courtesy of Hank Wenzler

Dedication of the Altar

The Solemn Mass of the Dedication of the Altar was celebrated with Cardinal DiNardo on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Present for the celebration was a special honored guest, Father Patrice Antoine Chocholski, Curé of the Sanctuary of Ars Sur Formans, France and successor of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of priests....

Answering the Call to Conversion

Congratulations to the women and men going through the RCIA process in our parish. They celebrated the Rite of Sending on Sunday, 5 March, at the 11am Mass, and the Rite of Election/Call to Continuing Conversion, at 7:30pm, at Christ the Redeemer Church. These Rites move the Elect and Candidates on to the third phase in the Initiation process, the Period of Purification and Enlightenment....

At the Houston Grand Opera…

Members of the SJV Music Ministry attended Houston Grand Opera’s thrilling presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem. The impressive 120 voice opera chorus included several of SJV’s cantors....

Confident Faith in a Confusing World

This past January, SJV parishioners attended the 3 part lecture series "Causes of Skepticism and Doubt: Having a Confident Faith in a Confusing World" presented by Mark McNeil. Why do so many question our faith? Can Catholicism provide convincing answers to the many challenges it faces though the media and Internet?...