Remembering St. Francis…

Thank you for joining us on Sunday October 4th for the Blessing of the Animals! SJV families and their pets enjoyed great weather and a beautiful prayer service and blessing of the animals by Fr. Chuck and Fr. Richard, in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the loving friend to all creatures....

SJV Featured on the October issue of The American Organist

Such a momentous occasion to have our church organ featured on the cover of the October issue of The American Organist! The story of our new organ begins in 2011 with a conversation between Fr. Troy and myself. We shared a vision of robust congregational singing, led by a worthy and appropriate pipe organ. While it is the dream of nearly every organist to design a pipe organ, few are ever afforded the opportunity. Opportunity came knocking in 2014 as major renovations were being planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our parish. Included in the celebration would be a...

SJV Parishioners “pay it forward” in Louisiana

SJV parishioners and the team for Disaster Relief was featured in the Catholic herald for their compassionate work during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. "We're just some guys fSJV parishioners were featured in the Catholic herald for their compassionate work during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. "We're just some guys from Houston that went through Harvey and we're here to return the favor." ~David Gobea, Parishioner...

Parish Update

Dear Friends in Christ, I would like to give you an update on things here in the parish.  We hope to have our Annual Report ready soon and it will be published on our website. To say that this has been a challenging year is a gross understatement.  For us here at St. John Vianney, it has not been just one year of challenges but several.  In the last few years, we have had to contend with a downturn in the energy industry. The low price of oil has impacted not just the energy companies but also our parish as so many parishioners work in...

Generosity at its Finest

On September 12, almost 100 volunteer SJV parishioners came together to collect food for our Drive-by Food Drive. In total, 243 vehicles/families dropped off and donated food over a span of 4 1/2 hours. We also had special donations from St. John Paul II & St. John XXIII Catholic Schools, donating more than 800 food items and 146 grocery bags respectively. Volunteers delivered approximately 7,000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities and West Houston Assistance Ministries. ...

Meaningful Fun at Home with VBS

Special thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers who participated in the making of our first ever online VBS! It was truly a joy and a privilege to have the opportunity of sharing the love of Jesus with our children and families at home! Below are some of the comments we have received from families: Thank you team for a very successful VBS. The Poole family really enjoyed the family time and the lessons. The kids that participated were in 1st, 3rd, and 6th (as a helper). The 1st grader loved the music and motions, the characters,  the imagination station and was asking...

Covid-19 News & Updates

Dear Friends in Christ, A few weeks ago, we had a series of severe thunderstorms come through in the middle of the night. Besides the loud claps of thunder there was also quite a bit of lightning. Our campus was struck by some of this lightning which did quite a number on our facilities. Many of our electrical systems were fried. The HVAC, microphones, computers, telephones, fire alarms, irrigation, church bells, lighting and almost everything else electrical were all damaged. We have had repair crews out constantly since that time making repairs and replacing components and wiring that were damaged. Some...

Parish Update

Following the advice of the county "Stay home, Stay safe" guidance, the parish office is closed until further notice. Our parish staff and clergy will continue to be working only from home and will be accessible by e-mail. View our Clergy and Staff Directory for contact information. The Adoration Chapel will remain open 24/7 with the Blessed Sacrament present in the tabernacle. Please continue to pray, stay strong in the faith and assist one another.  Please be safe and prudent during this time. ...

Observing the Health Protocols

St. John Vianney Church has resumed weekend Masses. We ask that all please be aware and follow the appropriate health protocols. Governor Abbott and the Open Texas Task Force ask that we: Wash our hands frequently Wear a face mask when in public Observe social distancing (6 FT between non household members) When receiving Holy Communion, Cardinal DiNardo asks that we receive in the hand. Holy Communion is only distributed by the clergy. ​For your protection and safety, all of the surfaces in the church and chapel have been treated with an anti-microbial barrier and the entire church and chapel have been sanitized. ​There is no offertory...