Adult Formation

Comunidad de Santa Faustina

Te invito a conocer a Jesús a través de las escrituras de la Biblia, el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica y de la meditación de los escritos de los santos y de los doctores de la iglesia.


Jueves de 12:30 a 2:30 PM. En el Salón 205.

Contact Mayte Herranz

El Camino

EL CAMINO es un grupo donde podrás redescubrir, crecer y fortalecer tu Fé en un ambiente amigable, respetuoso, sin presiones, que responde a la Nueva Evangelización a la que nos invitan San Juan Pablo II y el Papa Benedicto XVI;  con un programa totalmente nuevo, dinámico y actual, especialmente diseñado para ti!


Además de las clases semanales, periódicamente realizamos servicios comunitarios en familia, tenemos conferencias, asistimos a actividades religiosas especiales en grupo y participamos en retiros. EL CAMINO siempre tiene abiertas sus puertas para ti!


Jueves, 7:00 -9:00 PM. Salón AMR.

Contact El Camino Register Now El Camino Childcare Registration

Faithful Fathering

Faithful Fathering encourages and equips dads to be faithful fathers. A faithful father prioritizes his physical presence, is engaged emotionally and leads spiritually by example.  The ministry includes flexible, community-group based programs for dads, as well as service and social activities that involve the entire family.

Contact Phillip Dickinson More Information

St. Anne's Society

St. Anne’s Society encourages all women blessed with the gift of motherhood to fulfill their vocation with the dignity, humility, and love of St. Anne, the mother of Mary. Our organization offers the opportunity to belong to a group of women, connected by their beliefs, and focused on spiritual, social, and educational growth through monthly meetings, philanthropic events, and planned programs. Meetings are generally on the first Monday of the month, with both morning and evening options available.  We look forward to meeting you!

Contact SAS Membership Contact Rebecca McPhail Pay 2018-19 membership dues Annual Retreat Online Registration

St. Monica's Society

St. Monica’s Society is for mothers of school age children. It is a ministry about women who come together to share the joys and struggles of motherhood and learn more about how to apply their Catholic faith to their vocation. St. Monica’s Society holds weekly Friday Meetings at noon.

Contact Emily Ellis

That Man Is You

That Man is You! is an interactive men’s program from Paradisus Dei, focused on the development of men in the modern world. TMIY combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith. It builds upon the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families and greater society. TMIY meets Friday Mornings.

Contact Lloyd Morvant Contact Kevin Williams More Information

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry is a community-based group where you can connect with one another while taking your faith to a deeper level. Check out the Facebook page to join a group and get updates on events.

Michael Gormley
Coordinator of Evangelization


Facebook Page is a vibrant, relevant and complete program to re-evangelize and reinvigorate our parish. It guides you through the breadth and richness of our Catholic faith. Presented by some of the most trusted Catholic teachers in the world, this “Catholic Netflix” can help transform your life. Sign up with a free account using the Parish Access Code : 39a794

Michael Gormley
Coordinator of Evangelization

St. Anthony of Padua - Adult Formation

The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study is designed for Life Application of God’s Word, no matter where we are on our faith walk.  Studying scripture enables members to build, strengthen and deepen their relationship with God and His people through the sharing and transforming of hearts and lives with each other. This year (2018-19) we will be studying the Book of Revelation.


Classes are offered on Monday evenings or Wednesday mornings.

Contact Jeff Kibodeaux (Monday) Contact Donna Esslinger (Wednesday) Schedule

Walking With Purpose is a bible study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.

Contact Walking With Purpose Schedule - coming soon! Register for 2018-2019 Childcare Registration

Cornerstone Scripture Study

The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study is designed for Life Application of God’s Word, no matter where we are on our faith walk.  Studying scripture enables members to build, strengthen and deepen their relationship with God and His people through the sharing and transforming of hearts and lives with each other. This year (2018-19) we will be studying the Book of Revelation. Classes are offered on Monday evenings or Wednesday mornings.

Estudio diseñado para conectar la Palabra de Dios con la vida, sin importar dónde estemos en nuestro camino de fe. Grupos y lecciones en español comenzando el miércoles 12 de septiembre en el salón 205 con el estudio del Libro del Apocalipsis.

Contact Jeff Kibodeaux (Monday) Contact Donna Esslinger (Wednesday) Register for Cornerstone

The Great Adventure


Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church revealing the nature of the Church – as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God.  This course is offered

  • Sunday Evening : 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Starting January 13th for 8 weeks. Cost is $20.
Register for Ephesians

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. This course is offered

  • Wednesday Afternoons : 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Starting January 16th for 11 weeks. Cost is $25.
Register for Follow Me : John

Wisdom will teach you how to actively seek out sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life. In everything from friendships to finances, from making decisions to attaining peace of mind, Scripture offers a vision for happiness and well-being. This course is offered

  • Friday Mornings : 10 am – 12 pm
    Starting January 18th for 8 weeks. Cost is $20.
Register for Wisdom

La Historia de la Salvacion y Mi Propia Historia

Descubre la presencia de Dios en tu propia vida, a través del estudio de las Sagradas Escrituras. Conecta a tu corazón toda la riqueza contenida en la Palabra de Dios, que te habla personalmente! Solo 8 sesiones.


Martes, comenzando el 18/Sept/2018,

10:00 – 12:00 p.m., salón 204.

Contact Mónica Treviño Register Now

Walking With Purpose

Walking With Purpose is a bible study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.

Contact Walking With Purpose Registration 2018-19 Childcare Registration 2018/19 Schedule

The New Way

Introduction to Catholic Morality


Christ gave us the gift of the radical newness of life through his grace. How to live that life amid a post-Christian culture is the subject of a brand new course: The New Way.


Brian Jones, Coordinator of Liturgy, will be leading this weekly course. He will walk us through the timeless wisdom of the Church in both founding principles of Christian Life and applying it to the hot topics of our day.


Starting on January 10th at 7 PM in Room 205. No registration necessary.

Brian Jones
Coordinator of Liturgy



Catholic Basics with Deacon Rick

Deacon Rick will do a special Lenten Series this Spring.

The class is offered March 19, 26, and April 2  at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm on Tuesdays in Room 205 of the Parish Life Building.  No registration necessary, All are welcome!

Rick Vogel



¿Quién dijo que seguir a Cristo es aburrido y que es solo para algunos?


Ven y conoce de una forma amena como el llamado universal a la santidad está más al alcance de lo que te imaginas. Con temas actuales y cotidianos te darás cuenta de que ser santo, viviendo una vida Cristificada -en Cristo- también está de moda…


Comenzamos, Dia y hora:

  • Lunes 10 am-12 pm
  • St. Teresa Center (STC) Salon 110
Coordinadora : Luz Ivonne Ream

Financial Peace University

Join thousands of people around the world who have discovered the biblical and commonsense logic of finances through America’s number one voice in personal finance, Dave Ramsey! These nine lessons will teach you to get out of debt the same way you learned to walk-one step at a time.


The Next Session Begins on January 13th, 2019.

Contact Lori Rubel Register Now Childcare Registration

Five Love Languages

Learn how to express heartfelt commitment to your spouse! Gary Chapman uses real-life examples to illustrate the five distinct languages people use to express love. You’ll understand why you feel the way you do, and you’ll acquire indispensable methods for helping your spouse feel loved. Visit the Marriage Enrichment Calendar for more details and session dates and times.


The next session will begin Fall 2019.

Contact Denise Van Kuiken


Inclusion is for baptized non-Catholics who identify themselves as followers or disciples of Jesus Christ, and have done so as adult Christians. If you were raised and baptized in a Christian community and you desire the fullness of the Catholic Church, then Inclusion is for you. Through our evening sessions , we walk the path of Christian discipleship, learning what it means to be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Inclusion connects people who are inquiring about Christ and His Catholic Church. We follow a friendly small group model. No question or objection is off limits because we want you to be free to explore your own faith as well as the gospel in a non-argumentative, casual environment. Inclusion lasts for 10 Tuesday evening sessions. Each session is 75 minutes long and is broken up into a teaching component and discussion components, giving you plenty of time to voice your viewpoint and get your questions answered.

Who Should Join Inclusion? All Those who…
  • were already validly baptized and raised in a Christian community
  • do not have any marriage impediments (see here for clarification)
  • wish to enter the fullness of the Catholic Church through the Sacraments
  • are growing in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ
What if I haven’t been baptized, or been in a Church in years?

If you have not been baptized, or you were baptized as a child but never grew up in a Christian setting or family, then you should head over to our Baptism for Adults page. Inclusion is a heavily modified and tailored version of the RCIA for baptized candidates.

Michael Gormley
Coordinator of Evangelization


Mary Beale
Adult Sacraments & Communication Assistant


Register for Inclusion Saint Name Form Sponsor Form

Lord Teach Me To Pray

(LTMTP) is a three-part prayer series, rooted in Ignatian spirituality. It helps deepen prayer life and offers ways to overcome dryness and obstacles in prayer. It also introduces the different methods of Ignatian prayer: meditation, contemplation, and Consciousness Examen. It is a 2 – part program. Each part consists of a small group that meets with a trained facilitator for 1-2 hours once a week for prayer and faith sharing.


Part 1

“Praying Christian Virtues”  in English for women will be offered on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM and at 7:00 PM. Beginning August 29th. The course will take place in a home setting. Please contact Bonnie Mart to sign up. (12 Week Course)

Contact Bonnie Mart
Part 2

“My 19th Annotation” will be offered in English for women on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. The course will begin on August 29th in a home setting. It consists of the entirety of the well-known Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to take this course. (30 Week Course) 

Contact Bonnie Mart

Natural Family Planning

The Natural Family Planning ministry helps couples to live the beauty of the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage and family life. NFP is a method of family planning that is in accordance with Catholic Church teaching and can be used to achieve, avoid, or postpone pregnancy.

Contact Mike & MaryEllen Van Horn

Señor, Enseñame a Rezar : Parte 1 y Parte 2

SEÑOR, ENSEÑAME A REZAR, Parte 1 : “Orando sobre las Virtudes Cristianas” para mujeres en Español se ofrecerá los jueves a las 10:00 a.m., comenzando el 13 de septiembre en la iglesia St. Anthony of Padua en el salón 204.


SEÑOR, ENSEÑAME A REZAR,  Parte 2 :Mi Anotación 19″ para mujeres en Español se ofrecerá los viernes a las 10:00 a.m.,  comenzando el 14 de septiembre en St. Anthony of Padua en el salón 202.

Parte 1 Facilitadora Parte 2 Facilitadora

Talleres De Oracion y Vida

Según el método del Padre Ignacio Larrañaga. Es un servicio que te ayuda a : Aumentar tu relación con Dios, aprendiendo y profundizando en el arte de orar.  Afianzarte en la fe para superar angustias y ansiedades, miedos y tristezas, recuperando la paz interior y la alegría de vivir. Dar sentido y eficacia a tu labor apostólica.


Dos Horarios: 12:30 PM a 2:30 PM o 7:00 PM a 9:00 PM. Salon 202

Facilitadora Monica Lozano Facilitadora Betty Buford


As part of the Archdiocese’s commitment to ensure the safety of our children, the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program requires that clergy, staff, and volunteers (ages 18 and above) who have regular contact with children and youth are required to attend a VIRTUS workshop. Note: VIRTUS workshops can be taken at any location in the Archdiocese.

VIRTUS Certification is valid for five (5) years.  When certification expires, each registrant will receive an automated email from with a link to log into their account and update their certification through online training. Once completed, this online refresher training will fulfill the 5 year compliance requirements of the Archdiocesan Safe Environment guidelines. All individuals must conclude the online training within one month of receiving the automated email.

Contact VIRTUS Coordinator Register

Steubenville Encounter Houston



When we were first praying and designing the Encounter Houston Conference, we knew that it had to be different, it had to be attractive, it had to be truly life giving. What we came up with over the past two years honestly looks more like a party or a vacation than your typical Catholic conference. For a venue, we chose a resort… downtown… with a Texas-shaped lazy river. For a ministry team, we chose those who would ignite joy in our hearts, rather than shame. For a schedule, we think that relaxation and rest is paramount, and is actually more important to the soul, than a day packed full of head knowledge and content.

Encounter Houston more information

ACTS Retreats

A Parish Weekend Retreat, patterned after the description of the early Church by the Acts of  the Apostles:


  • Adoration – the call by, acceptance of, and response to God
  • Community – the love and caring of each other
  • Theology – the study of God through scripture and the Catholic faith
  • Service – to God and his people


For more information about ACTS Missions visit or contact our parish team.  For Men’s Ministry information contact Buddy Schnell at and Women’s Ministry information contact Judy Martin at


ACTS EVENT CALENDAR Men's ACTS - English Women's ACTS - English Retiro de ACTS para Mujeres en Español Retiro de ACTS para Hombres en Español

Holy Name Retreat Center

This year’s theme is “At the Name of Jesus: A Holy Name Retreat.” Of all possible themes, why a retreat on the Holy Name of Jesus? Those close to the Passionists know that our Founder, St. Paul of the Cross, enjoined his vowed religious to recite the following passage every time they gather for communal prayer: “At the Name of Jesus Every knee must bend In the heavens, on earth and under the earth And every tongue proclaim, To the glory of God the Father, that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Join us on retreat and discover what it means to love not just the place but “the Name above all names” and where Christ, in His love, leads each of us along the road to holiness. Private accommodations and meals are included.

Parish Men's Annual Retreat Parish Women's Annual Retreat

Marriage Encounter

A weekend to explore, rediscover, and reconnect with your spouse. Each participant explores their relationship with each other, their spouse, and their family. The weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly, without any group sharing, or marriage counselling. It is meant to help you simply rediscover the joy of marriage.

Marriage Encounter Dates & Info

Pilgrimage Opportunities

St Anthony of Padua parishioners looking to go on a pilgrimage can usually find group tours sponsored by third-party organizations.  While the parish does not put these trips together, we do advertise them so you may fellowship with other parishioners.