Phase II of Reopening

Dear Friends in Christ,  Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever! Amen.   On Monday, May 18, Governor Greg Abbott initiated Phase II of the Open Texas recovery plan.  As part of Phase II, churches and places of worship may have occupancy up to 50% of capacity.  This now allows for up to 800 people per Mass at St. John Vianney Parish.    Beginning this weekend, May 23/24, we will resume our regular weekend Mass schedule.   The Directives require that non-household members maintain the practice of social distancing of six feet (two empty seats).  Further, there will be no offertory collection taken.  Instead, baskets will be at the entrance doors of the church.  Parishioners are encouraged to give electronically, mail or drop off your envelope to...

Pray for our Soon-to-be New Catholics!

The RCIA Elect and Candidates who have persevered in their journey toward full communion with the Catholic Church will celebrate the sacraments of Initiation on Saturday, May 30, in the 5:30 pm Mass. We give thanks to God for them and their steadfast faithfulness in their response to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and look forward to the day they will join us at the table of the Lord. Remember them in prayer in these final days of preparation and anticipation and also pray for their godparents, sponsors, and RCIA team members, who journey with them. May they become known to...

Celebrating all Moms!

“Mothers often also transmit the deepest sense of religious practice. (…)It is a message that mothers who believe know how to transmit without much explanation; this arrives later, but the seed of faith is planted in those first precious moments. Without mothers (…) faith would lose a good part of its simple, profound warmth.” ~ Pope Francis...

SJV Now on Instagram

Are you an Instagram user? Already following our Youth Ministry or Young Adults on Instagram? Follow our new parish-wide Instagram too and stay current with news and events, find us at: instagram.com/sjvhouston...

Keep the Lord’s Day Holy

Dear Friends in Christ, While we still cannot meet for Sunday Mass, please remember to keep the Lord’s Day holy by praying the Liturgy of the Word together as a family tomorrow at your regular Mass time. We will resume weekday Masses on Monday, May 4. Masses will be at 9:00 am, 12:10 noon and 7:00 pm in the church. Confessions will be heard 20 minutes before each Mass in the cry rooms. Until we can all meet on Sunday, please consider coming to one of the 15 daily weekday Masses. When coming to church, please remember to observe the health protocols. For more information, please...

Phase I of Reopening to Begin May 4th

In compliance with Governor Abbott’s order and Cardinal DiNardo’s instruction, St. John Vianney Parish will once again be open beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. The Adoration Chapel will continue to remain open 24/7. The church and the chapel will continue to be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm. Regular office hours will resume May 4, (Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm). Weekday Masses will resume on Monday, May 4, 2020. Weekday Masses will follow the Lenten schedule (Mon - Fri 9:00 am, 12:10 pm, 7:00 pm) through the month of May. Confessions will be heard 20 minutes preceding the weekday Masses and on...

The Month of May with Mary

Pope Francis asks that we rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home as a family and recite two prayers at the end of the Rosary, which he himself will say during the month of May in spiritual union with all of the Church. Prayers and Letter from Pope Francis  Consecration of the United States to our Blessed Mother | Friday, May 1st Pray the Rosary More Spiritual Resources for Families at Home   ...

Postponement Announcement: Jeff Cavins Presentation

The Activated Disciple The May 1 & 2 presentation by Jeff Cavins has been postponed. When restrictions to gather in large groups have been lifted a new date will be set and announced with the hope that current ticket holders will be able to attend. If you are unable to attend you can, at that time, request a refund. Thank you for your understanding, flexibility, and resolve, to be an Activated Disciple! Yvonne GillDirector of Adult Formation ...

Emergency Preparation

Supplies Sales Tax Holiday April 25 - 27, 2020 Natural disasters will continue to happen, even while we battle COVID-19. Prepare yourself during the 2020 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday for emergencies that can cause physical damage like hurricanes, flash floods and wildfires. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the sales tax holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to give an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, and ends at midnight on Monday, April...