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

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 on the web Spring 2019 Update Spring 2019 Study Series

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

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


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

Aprendiendo a Orar desde el Corazón de Jesús

Este curso tiene cómo objetivo guiar y acompañar al participante en el proceso de la Oración, a fin fortalecer y mejorar su relación personal con Dios a través de una comunicación más profunda, sincera y constante con El; meditando a la vez, los tesoros que se derraman del Sagrado Corazon de Jesús para cada uno de nosotros.


Martes, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m., salón 204.

Contact Mónica Treviño

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 Childcare Registration 2018/19 Schedule

The Great Adventure - Current Events


Thousands sought Jesus during his life. Only a few followed him to Calvary. What will you do? Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series and full-length book that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Every step of the way, biblical experts reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. This course is offered

  • Friday Afternoon : 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm or as a HOME study
    Starting March 8th for 5 weeks. Cost is $25.
Online Registration

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


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 Spring 2019 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.


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

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

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?


If you are over 18 and volunteer in a ministry that interacts with minors, vulnerable adults, or adults “in a vulnerable position” you should take the online course.


St. Anthony of Padua requires all adults involved with our parish youth, vulnerable adults, or adults “in a vulnerable position” to be in compliance with the Safe Environment qualifications. The following list of ministries MUST be in compliance:


  • Altar Servers
  • Confirmation
  • Life Teen
  • Am. Heritage Girls
  • Cub Scouts
  • Music Ministry (Choir Leads)
  • Anchor
  • EDGE
  • Nursery/Childcare
  • Boy Scouts
  • Eucharistic Visitation Ministry
  • Quinceanos Coordinators
  • Catholic Daughters of the Americas/JCDA
  • Girl Scouts
  • St. Anne’s Society
  • Children’s Faith Formation
  • Instituted Acolytes
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word
  • Knights of Columbus/Squires
  • All Healing Ministries/Retreats/Activities
  • All Prayer Teams (that pray with other individuals no matter the age)


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. Nathaniel Haslam, LC Tour the Holy Land with Fr. Tom Rafferty and author Jeff Cavins