A Day with Mary, Praying for Life

Thanks to all of our parishioners who came out for our 6th Annual Celebration of Life hosted by SJV’s Respect Life Ministry and Gabriel Project on Saturday, April 14th. Deacon Greg Stokes led us in a beautiful reflection and Living Rosary. We particularly enjoyed hearing the children’s voices lifted up in praying the Rosary for Life with us. What a testament to their families who shared their faith and God’s love and grace with them!...

SJV’s Mission Team Successfully Completes Second Spring Trip

From April 3rd through April 8th, a group of twelve SJV parishioners traveled to Eagle Pass, Texas to continue repairs on several homes of the elderly, disabled and very poor. Their work included repairing the bathrooms of some homes, spraying for mold, painting, repairing homes damaged by termites, and also roofing or re-roofing others. In total, both teams worked on eleven homes....

SJV’s First Tenebrae Service A Huge Success

On Monday, March 26, St. John Vianney offered its first Tenebrae, an ancient monastic service traditionally celebrated during Holy Week. The response from parishioners and visitors alike was resoundingly positive. The attendance was standing room only, with approximately four hundred in our chapel seating three-hundred-fifty! ...

Welcome to the Church!

Congratulations to the women and men in the RCIA process who celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. Those rites now moved them into the fourth and final phase of their formation, Mystagogy. Remember also in prayer their godparents, sponsors and the RCIA team who journey with them....

Preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation

These women and men are in preparation to celebrate the sacraments of Initiation this Easter! Here you can see our candidates at "Dismissal" (Breaking Open the Word), Stations of the Cross, at a Scrutiny, and serving at a Lenten Dinner. Please keep them all in your prayers during this important step in their faith journey!...

SJV Youth Choir members at the RSCM Gulf Coast Winter Festival

Two of St. John Vianney’s youth choir members recently participated in the annual Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Gulf Coast Winter Festival. This year’s winter fest was hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio. Isabella (6th grade) and Madelaine (4th grade) Coronado,  daughters of Dan and Josephine Coronado, experienced a full weekend of intensive choral rehearsals with youth choirs from other churches throughout the state. ...

Façade of our New Organ

In these pictures you can see that the façade pipes and wood casework for the new pipe organ. The polished pipes are made of zinc and are being fitted to the casework which will sit in front of the black shutters of the upper half of the organ. The woodwork is currently in the finisher’s shop where it is being stained and prepared for shipment back to the organ builder. The casework will then be prepared for shipment to Houston, where it will be installed around the organ....

Ritual of Choir Investiture

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, choristers of the St. Gregory Schola Cantorum and the Cantate Choir participated in a Ritual of Choir Investiture in the Ars Chapel at St. John Vianney. The liturgy was based upon similar rituals used for the St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square, the only Catholic boys choir school in the United States, as well as the Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, the first co-ed choir school in the world. After celebrating a liturgy of the word, the ritual of investiture began with the choristers being presented to Fr. Clark Sample,...

Christmas Carol Concert

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the youth choirs and CCE students of St. John Vianney joined forces to present “An Evening of Christmas Carols” in the Ars Chapel. The evening begin with the tolling of bells and the sound of Gregorian chant wafting through the space, as the St. Gregory Schola, an advanced youth choir led by Associate Director of Music Kirk Rich, sang “Creator of the Stars of Night” from the back of the chapel. After processing to the foot of the altar, they were joined by the Cantate Choir, led by Ms. Keira Knecht, in Christmas carol settings...