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 con un programa totalmente nuevo, dinámico y actual, especialmente diseñado para ti!


El curso estará dividido en 3 módulos:

Módulo 1.- Evangelio de San Marcos: La Fé vence el miedo: 5/Septiembre – 14/Noviembre, 2019

Módulo 2.- La Misa: Bishop Robert Barron: 16/Enero– 27/Febrero, 2020

Módulo 3.- Kerigma: Padre Ernesto María Caro: 2/Abril – 21/Mayo, 2020


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.

Inscripción : $40.00 (no incluye libros de trabajo)


Register for El Camino Calendar for El Camino Contact El Camino

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 Sign-Up for Faithful Fathering

Marriage Encounter Community

Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers a weekend experience to help married couples improve their communication, rediscover their hopes and dreams, and renew their commitment to one another.  For those couples who have already experienced a Marriage Encounter Weekend, no matter how long ago, there is a sharing group that meets once a month to support each other in continuing to make their marriage a priority in their lives.  The St. Anthony Marriage Encounter Sharing Group meets the second Saturday of night of each month.  For further information about the Weekend or the Sharing Group, contact us!

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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is an ancient tradition of mentorship and discipleship in the Christian faith. Spiritual Directors will help you recognize how the Holy Spirit is working in your life and help you deepen your relationship with God. They will help you develop an active prayer life, guiding you in a deeper spirituality.

Contact Spiritual Direction

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 Register for SAS 2019-2020

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.

Register for St. Monica's Society

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
Director 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
Director of Evangelization


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. 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.

Register for Monday Evenings Register for Wednesday Mornings Contact Jeff Kibodeaux (Monday) Contact Donna Esslinger (Wednesday)

Siguiendo Las Huellas de Jesús

Curso de Nuevo Testamento.

Ven a aprender de la mano de Mónica Treviño, consagrada del Regnum Christi con Maestría en Teología, cómo conectar las Sagradas Escrituras a tu corazón, y descubrir cómo es que la vida de Jesús en el Nuevo Testamento está escrita especialmente para ti.


Módulo 1:  17 de Septiembre – 3 de Diciembre, 2019

Módulo 2:  21 de Enero – 3 de Mayo, 2020

Día: Martes
Hora: 10:00 -12:00 pm
Salón: 209


Walking With Purpose

Do you desire to grown in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish community? Are you searching for something more in your life?


We invite you to consider joining Walking With Purpose, a women’s Catholic Bible Study, this fall at St. Anthony’s. Weekly group sessions are starting on Monday evenings from 7 – 8:30 PM. There will be two different studies available at the same time. You get to choose between:



Opening Your Heart, our foundational study, is designed for a women new to WWP with or without any Bible Study experience. Come as you are to learn how the Scriptures apply to our everyday lives.



Our second study, Discovering Our Dignity, gives us a modern-day advice from women of the Bible and is for women who have already participated in Walking With Purpose and are ready for a more advanced level study. Discovering Our Dignity will also be offered on Monday Mornings from 9AM-10:30AM in the home of a parishioner. Please email our WWP Leader for more information.

Register for WWP 2019-2020 Schedule Contact Walking With Purpose

The Great Adventure


The Matthew: The King and His Kingdom study program shows how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to Israel and establishes his kingdom on earth. Through references to the Old Testament promises of God to his people and the messages God sent them through the prophets, the Matthew Bible study program provides the key to understanding the rest of the New Testament and Christ as the fulfillment of God’s plan.

Matthew portrays Jesus as the true King who fulfills the Law the people of Israel have failed to keep and who introduces the new law that will accompany the New Covenant. In this 24-part study of the Gospel of Matthew, presenter Jeff Cavins explains how Jesus is challenging and empowering us to a new level of holiness and shows how we must be thoroughly immersed in the kingdom of heaven on earth, the Church, to live it.

This Program is either offered at:

  • Tuesday Mornings : 10:00 AM – NOON
    From September 24, 2019 – April 28, 2020. Cost is $36. Room 205.


  • Wednesday Evenings : 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    From September 25, 2019 – May 6, 2020. Cost is $36. Room 205.
Matthew Registration

The Bible Timeline study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.

This Program is either offered at:

  • Friday Mornings : 10:00 AM – NOON
    From September 20, 2019 – April 17, 2020. Cost is $36. Room 205.
Bible Timeline Registration

Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. In this study, Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—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. With this program, you will learn how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom, and you will experience the joy it brings to your life.

This Program is offered:

  • Sunday Evenings : 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    From September 22, 2019 – December 1, 2019. Cost is $20. In the St. Teresa Center.
Wisdom Registration

Looking for an anchor to hold you steady through the storms of life? Want the secret to find joy in the midst of trials? Interested in learning to recognize the source of discord and the way to peace? James, one of the most practical books of the Bible, is a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life.

In the  James: Pearls for Wise Living study, presenter Jeff Cavins shows how the teachings of James speak to those of us who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and our Faith. Meant to help a fledgling Church live out its Faith in the face of persecution and a worldview opposed to the gospel, in the 11-part James program, you’ll discover wisdom you can apply to the present.

This Program is offered:

  • Wednesday Afternoons : 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    From September 18, 2019 – December 11, 2019. Cost is $25. Room 205.
James Registration

Ephesians was one of the most widely circulated of St. Paul’s writings because of its powerful, practical instructions for disciples of Christ. The Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance study examines several much-discussed themes in today’s Christian culture and society–the nature of marriage, the purpose and role of the Church, the preeminence of grace in God’s plan, and the reality of spiritual warfare.

This Program is offered:

  • Thursday Mornings : 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
    From September 19, 2019 – November 14, 2019. Cost is $27. Room 205.
Ephesians Registration

Catholic Basics with Deacon Rick

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

The next Session will start September 24th, 2019.

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


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
Director of Evangelization


Mary Beale
Coordinator of Adult Formation



Register for Inclusion 2019-2020 Schedule 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.



Will be offered on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. The course will begin on September 12th in the Room 204.  (12 Week Course)



Will be offered on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM.  Part 1 & 2 are prerequisites to take this course. (30 Week Course)

Register for LTMP

Señor, Enseñame a Rezar

SEÑOR, ENSEÑAME A REZAR, Parte 1 : Orando sobre las Virtudes Cristianas” para mujeres en Español. Día: Martes, comenzando el 10 de septiembre Hora:  12:00 – 2:00 pm. Lugar:  Salón 203, iglesia de St. Anthony of Padua. Duración del curso: 12 sesiones. Cupo máximo: 15 participantes.


SEÑOR, ENSEÑAME A REZAR,  Parte 3 : “Discernimiento y dones del Espíritu Santo para mujeres en Español. Día: Viernes Hora:  10:00 – 12:00 pm Lugar:  Domicilio particular. Duración del curso: 14 sesiones. Cupo máximo: 10 participantes. Pre-requisito: “Señor, Enseñame a RezarParte 2”

Parte 1 Parte 3 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.  Te explica cómo afianzarse en la fe para superar angustias y ansiedades, miedos y tristezas, recuperando la paz interior y la alegría de vivir. Aprenderás a darle sentido y eficacia a tu labor apostólica. Este grupo se reúne por 15 semanas consecutivas, cada sesión es diferente e imparte una metodología para la oración según la pedagogía del Padre I. Larranaga. Debes de traer un cuaderno para anotar reflexiones personales y tu Biblia personal.


Martes a 7:00 PM a 9:00 PM. Salon 202

Inscripción Facilitadora Betty Buford

Safe Environment Program

New for 2019


From the Office of Child and Youth Protection:

After reviewing the evaluation and in an ongoing effort to better meet the needs of parishes, the Presbyteral Council recommended that we move forward with a new on-line training program called The CMG Connect Safe Environment Program.  This program provides informed quality training and content, current best practices, advanced compliance technology, and is user friendly.  Beginning January 1, 2019, The CMG Connect Safe Environment program will be used by all clergy, religious, deacons, employees, volunteers, and groups in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  



The Archdiocese of Galveston Houston has replaced VIRTUS with The CMG Safe Haven online training program. This training consists of 3 vignette style training videos that is approximately 90 minutes and will include a criminal background check that must be completed. These trainings are available in English and Spanish. The Diocese will no longer offer live trainings, all Safe Environment trainings will only be available online.


Who should be trained?

All clergy, employees, contracted school personnel, and volunteers over the age of 18, who work in any capacity with or around children, the elderly, adults with special needs, vulnerable adults, or adults “in a vulnerable position” are required to complete the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Training. A criminal background check must be submitted and reviewed before they may begin employment or volunteer at schools or with ministries, groups, movements, and organizations. In addition, the mandatory renewal training must be completed every 5 years and a new background check submitted. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Safe Environment compliance training and renewal training is a condition of employment and for volunteer ministry in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.


St. Anthony of Padua requires all adults volunteering with our parish be in compliance with the Safe Environment qualifications.

How do I access the training modules?

• If you have a VIRTUS account: Log into with your previous personal VIRTUS user id and 1234 as the password. Once logged in you will have the ability to change your password. This is recommended.
• If you do not have a VIRTUS account: Log into, and follow the instructions. Note: Your legal name (on your driver’s license/passport) is the name that one needs to use when registering. Not doing so may prohibit your information from being processed.


How often do I need to take the training?


If you have been VIRTUS trained in the past your information has been imported to CMGConnect. Please log in to using the instructions above to verify that all your information is accurate, and you are up to date in your trainings.
• If you are not in compliance the program will direct you to the training sessions you are required to take.


You will be required to take the training every 5 years. Please make sure your email address stays up to date at the CMGConnect website since this is how training notifications will be sent. Any questions can be directed to your staff ministry lead. If you are having a problem accessing your account information you can contact our Safe Environment Coordinators.

Register or Update your Profile

Steubenville Encounter Texas

Gaylord Texan
​AUGUST 16-18 2019

Well folks, we outgrew Houston… so we are taking over TEXAS! And the Texas Shaped Lazy River was cool, but does that really compare to an entire water park? We are super excited to announce that, after three years, Encounter Houston is becoming Encounter Texas and moving to The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine (near Dallas-Fort Worth).

“I came that you may have life and have it to the fullest” Jesus says in John 10:10. Doesn’t this also mean we need to vacation well? Join us at one of the premier vacation spots in the country. Where else can you bring your entire family (Grandparents all the way to Great Grand Children) to an awesome vacation and dive deeper into authentic relationship with Christ in each other and the sacraments?

Encounter Texas 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

Annual Parish Retreats at Holy Name

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 Tours

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.

Tour the Holy Land with Fr. Sebastine Okoye Tour the Holy Land with Fr. Tom Rafferty and author Jeff Cavins