Pipe Organ Onsite

Join our Music Department in celebrating that the unloading of our new organ at SJV has begun! Piece by piece our pipe organ is arriving at its new home in the Church. See the latest pictures and when at Church, take a moment to admire the unique complexity of this beautiful instrument in the process of being assembled....

Blessing of the Animals

On the Feast of St. Francis, friend to all living things, there was a special blessing of the animals at SJV. Parishioners and pets gathered in the scout area in the late afternoon and the non-humans were especially well-behaved. This year Fr. Clark joined veteran pet lover, Fr. Chuck, in the prayer service and blessing. Attendance grows every year. Dogs were in the majority but it was fun to see the geckos and bunnies too. The best part is watching the childrens’ happiness when their furry friends get their own blessing from Father....

“Bells Will be Ringing”

Our new bell tower standing at 120 feet will house our 14 bells from the McShane Bell Foundry in Maryland. There are 10 vintage bells which have been restored to mint condition and 4 newly cast bells. The combine weight of the bells is 14,470lbs with the smallest bell weighing 300lbs and the largest at 3100lbs. Our bells will be heard daily and for special masses such as funerals and weddings....

Progress on our Pipe Organ

The pipe organ for St. John Vianney is Austin Organ Opus 2798. Four keyboards and a pedal keyboard control 61 ranks of pipes, which is over 3500 individual pipes. The ranks of pipes heard in the videos below are the Solo division Cello, Cello Celeste, and the Tuba....

1,000 Hours of Adoration; 10,000 Rosaries!

In celebration of our parish feast day we remembered with prayer, our patron saint, Jean Vianney, a model of perseverance in the face of adversity. Your perseverance in prayer will benefit many and is greatly appreciated....

ParishPay Acquired by Liturgical Publications

Existing Donors: Thank you for using online giving for your support of our parish. Online giving is safe, simple, and convenient. It benefits our parish by helping to streamline our administrative process and providing more accurate budgeting. Our current online giving provider, ParishPay, has been acquired by Liturgical Publications. All ParishPay accounts will be transitioned to WeShare, LPi’s online giving platform, in late summer/early fall. You do not need to do anything for this transition process. Your information will be transferred electronically following the strictest security protocol. Once the transition is complete, you will receive more information about how to log...

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....