SJV Organist featured on Public Radio

Kirk Rich, Associate Director of Music at St. John Vianney, will be featured this week on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams,” the only nationally distributed weekly radio program dedicated to the pipe organ and its music. This week’s program is entitled “Rising Stars” and features competitors from last summer’s National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, which took place at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Houston during the national convention of the American Guild of Organists. Kirk, who garnered Second Prize, opens the program with two selections from his recital for the final round of the competition. The show’s host was...

Camp SJV 2017: Weeks 1 & 2

Faith, Fun, and Friends! The first two weeks of Camp SJV 2017 have been packed with games, food, and fun. Just to highlight a few of the many activities, all campers have enjoyed preparing their own pizzas and learning about the virtues of prudence and justice represented in the mosaics on the floor of the Sanctuary....

SJV Youth Chorister Participates in RSCM Summer Course

This past year, the St. John Vianney music staff implemented a new children’s choir program after becoming affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music. Eleven of our budding choristers participated in the RSCM Gulf Coast Winter Festival this past February, and this past week Maddy Coronado returned for the Summer Course....

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....