Missions

By our baptism, we are called to action! Be a part of our mission to help those in need.

Watch this video presentation from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, featuring some of our SJV Mission trips.

The St. John Vianney community participates in different mission trips, to fulfill our call to serve others, to serve those in need, and ultimately, to serve Christ.  In fact, the St. John Vianney parishioners who go on Mission Trips are fulfilling a mandate from Jesus himself: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21).  The Mission trips focus on ways to reach out and help those in need.  Those who go represent the whole parish of St. John Vianney.  Therefore, the Parish is on Mission.

For additional information about the work, community and spirituality on these missions, or to sign up for a Mission Trip please contact the Social Service Ministries office at 281.497.4434, or email Clay.

Novena of Grace to St. Francis Xavier

SJV’s Mission Team invites you to pray this Novena to the patron saint of missionaries. This Novena is typically prayed from March 4 through March 12, but it may be prayed at any time.

Join us in praying for the Church, for Christian unity, for missions and missionaries throughout the world, and for an increase in missionaries from our parish.  Click below for each day’s prayers and intention:

Day 1                                                  Day 2
Day 3                                                  Day 4
Day 5                                                  Day 6
Day 7                                                  Day 8
Day 9 & Closing Prayer


Service Mission to Eagle Pass, Texas

This mission focuses on home repairs for the elderly and handicapped poor, visiting homes of the poor and homebound, community outreach and evangelization, and mission spirituality.

The Mission House in Eagle Pass is a Benedictine House run by sisters Ursula Herrera and Germaine Marie.  This is the center where the group gathers as a community for meals, the “Breaking of the Bread” and prayers.  The House can accommodate over twenty-five people, both men and women.

Sister Ursula meets a few parishioners beforehand to schedule the trip and evaluate the needs of various individuals and decide how we can help.

Parish mission trips are scheduled in spring (March/April) and fall (October) each year.


International Missions

For International Mission Opportunities, visit the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Missions page.

Read SJV’s very own Mission Prayer, and please keep the SJV Mission Teams in your prayers as we journey to El Salvador and the Texas/Mexico Border.

Learn More about recent mission trips on our SJV News Blog and Follow Us on Facebook. Also visit our Photo Galleries, and Video Album; the Mission Teams post photos, videos and updates to share some of the sights and experiences of El Salvador and Eagle Pass.


UPCOMING Missions:

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If you didn’t get a chance to go on a mission trip last year, we ask you to prayerfully consider joining our Mission Teams for our Spring Service Missions to Eagle Pass, Texas. We invite you to take a life-changing journey; working with your fellow SJV parishioners providing much needed services to the poor, and sharing your Catholic faith with others. You can be part of a team that is helping to change the lives of people who are in need. It will be and adventure, a retreat, a challenge, and an opportunity for a transforming life experience!