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Cenacula de la Divina Misericordia

Cenacula de la Divina Misericordia

Estudiamos el diario de Sta. Faustina a la luz de la Biblia y el Catecismo Con la bendicion apostolica de San Juan Pablo II.


Virtual los lunes de 12-2 PM.

Mas informacion: Aurora Kareh (361) 816-8502. 

El Camino

El Camino te invita al curso: Kerigma Cristiano


6 Sesiones – Todos los Jueves de 7-9 PM.

A partir del 15 de abril via zoom.

Curso gratuito.


Mayores informes:

Contact El Camino

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.


Your annual dues to join Saint Anne’s Society includes:

  • Meetings monthly (Sept – May) covering a variety of topics. Our general meetings will be held virtually (via Zoom) in the evening until SAS is able to meet in-person.
  • Monthly “Mini-Retreats” for you and your family to do at home.
  • Mom’s small group (via Zoom) will be offered at various dates/times through each month to discuss that month’s mini-retreat topic and provide fellowship for our members.
  • Invitations to monthly and annual SAS events and service opportunities.
  • Please note, that this year’s events may be limited or held virtually to comply with the covid guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and CDC.
  • A welcoming place to Belong, Believe, and Bless with mothers like yourself
Register for SAS 2020-2021 Contact SAS Membership

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

Bible Studies

Cornerstone Scripture Study

This year we will be studying the Gospel of Mark! We strive to help you build, strengthen and deepen a personal and loving relationship with God and His people through prayer and the study of His Word.

The CCSS meets the needs of both those studying the Bible for the first time and those with previous Bible Study experience.  The study is comprised of: questions, small groups, lecture and written commentary which are full of enrichment, fellowship and spiritual fulfillment.  Join us this year virtually through Zoom!


Spanish Small Groups Available!

Estudio diseñado para conectar la Palabra de Dios con la vida, sin importar dónde estemos en nuestro camino de fe.

Monday Evening Registration Wednesday Morning Registration

The Great Adventure


Listed below are the different bible study topics and meeting times for this year. In order to sign up for the class, you must follow the links below and submit your registration. That way you will get weekly emails and information about your class.


If God’s people had stayed close to him, there might have been no need for the prophets. God sent prophets at critical times to call the people back to their covenant relationship. Prophets proclaimed the consequences of continued sin, called people to repentance, and declared God’s faithful love. They also spoke of the future to shed light on current events and to reveal God’s plans and purposes.


This Program is 10 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 


This Program is offered: 

  • Sunday Evenings from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    September 19, 2021 – December 12, 2021.
  • Tuesday Mornings from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    September 21, 2021 – December 7, 2021.
Prophets Registration-CLOSED

This is our story, our family. As Catholics, we are the inheritors of holy men and women who over two thousand years built a great civilization and spread the gospel throughout the world. The history of the Church is not just the recitation of popes and saints; it is a story of adventure, intrigue, rebellion, reform, and devotion. In this study you will learn about the important people, places, and events in two thousand years of Church history, presented in twelve easy-to-remember color-coded time periods. You will discover the true stories behind the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, and the Protestant Reformation. You will also learn about the massive persecution of Christians in the twentieth century. Throughout, you will be gaining an understanding of the workings of the Holy Spirit in our Church. The better we know our history, the better prepared we will be to face the future.


This Program is 20 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 


This program is offered: 

  • Wednesday Afternoons from 12 NOON – 2 PM
    From September 22, 2021 – March 30, 2022
EPIC-A Journey Through Church History Registration-CLOSED

First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community explores the key elements of the gospel message that Paul introduced to a new and growing Church. Presenter Tim Gray examines Paul’s advice for living an authentic Christian life in a pagan culture as well as his teachings about the nature of grace, the Church as the body of Christ, and the most powerful gift of all—the Eucharist.


This Program is 11 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 


This program is offered: 

  • Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    From September 15, 2021 – December 15, 2021
1st Corinthians Registration - CLOSED

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer—he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks 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. In this study you will learn what it takes to follow Christ and discover the joy of divine friendship. You will see how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.


This Program is 8 Sessions and is $25 for a study set. 


This program is offered: 

  • Thursday Mornings from 10 AM – 11:30 AM
    From September 23, 2021 – November 18, 2021
Gospel of John Registration-CLOSED

In this revolutionary approach to Bible study, The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into twelve color-coded time periods that make the narrative thread easier to follow. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith.

The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the entire Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of Scripture in a way that will transform your life.


This Program is 24 Sessions and is $38 for a study set. 


This program is offered: 

  • Thursday Evenings from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    From September 16, 2021 – March 31, 2022
Bible Timeline Registration-CLOSED

The Holy Spirit inspired them. Israel sang them. Christ himself prayed them, as did our Blessed Mother. At the heart of the Bible are the Psalms, prayers from God that help us to pray. In the Psalms: The School of Prayer, discover how these sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.


This Program is 11 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 


This program is offered: 

  • Friday Mornings from 10 AM – 12 NOON
    From September 17, 2021 – December 10, 2021
Psalms Registration - CLOSED

Walking With Purpose

We invite you to sign up for one of the small groups available for each study. We have one small group for our Semester Long Study, Beholding Your King (BYK).

Virtual Weekly group sessions are starting February 3, 2021.


Beholding Your King is a Semester Long Study (February-March) and is a foundational study for beginners. We’ll study King David, select psalms, the temple, and many Old Testament prophets and see the ways in which they all point to the coming King of Kings, Jesus Christ. This nine-lesson Bible study is the second part of a two-part series and is ideally completed after Beholding His Glory.

Register for WWP

Classes & Online Formation



Módulo 2:  I͟m͟i͟t͟e͟m͟o͟s͟ l͟a͟s͟ v͟i͟r͟t͟u͟d͟e͟s͟ d͟e͟ C͟r͟i͟s͟t͟o͟

Conoceremos sobre la necesidad de vivir en clave de eternidad y de cómo una vida de virtudes -de la mano del Espíritu Santo- es fundamental para ser plenos ➪felices.


📅 𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗢 𝗗𝗘 𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗦𝗢: 𝐿𝑢𝑛𝑒𝑠 11 𝑑𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑜, 2021. (8-10 sesiones)

⏰ 10:00 𝑎.𝑚 – 12:00 𝑝.𝑚 (𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑟 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒)

📩 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗣𝗖𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗦: 𝑀𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑎 𝑡𝑢 𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑏𝑟𝑒 𝑦 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑠𝐴𝑝𝑝 𝑎


𝘾𝙪𝙥𝙤 𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙙𝙤

𝘾𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙤 𝙨𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙤

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 & Youth Ministry


Mary Batey
Coordinator of Adult Formation & Sacraments



Register for Inclusion 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 & Youth Ministry


Mujeres de la Biblia

Mujeres de la Biblia : que se dejaron tocar y transformar por dios. 

Curso virtual de Biblia – Sep 2020 – May 2021

Miercoles 10:30 am – 12 PM.

  • Primer Semestre: Mujeres Del Antiguo Testamento
  • Segundo Semestre: Mujeres del Nueve Testamento


La instructora : Monica Trevino – Consagrada del Regnum Christi.

$160 por Semestre

Registro con Anaid Ochoa : 832-671-6088

Efectivo/Cheque a : Pastoral Support Services

**El curso sera presencial tan pronto la situacion lo permita.

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

Retreat Opportunities

Holy Name Retreat Center

Webster’s defines paradox as ‘a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true’.


It’s good that we are here? It isn’t feeling like a good time in life…between the Pandemic and the unrest that we as a country are not just watching but feeling. The words from the gospel of Matthew, spoken by Peter at the sight of Christ shining like the sun, are challenging. The gospel account of the transfiguration is bookended by two predictions of the passion. If we pause to reflect between our own sufferings, can we too say, “Lord it is good for us to be here”?


In November of 2020, the Passionists will begin the celebration of the Tricentenary of the foundation of the Congregation. Where is the ‘here’ in the context of the 300th Anniversary? We could say that ‘it is good to be here at the foot of the Cross’ with Christ, Love crucified, where the Passionists have led thousands of souls over the years and at HNPRC for the past 75 years.


The challenge of these few words is to find the joy in the middle of the heartache. Spiritual joy amidst the suffering.


Come and join us on ‘holy ground’ as we prayerfully break open “The Paradox”.


St. Anthony Men’s Retreat Weekend is Mar 5-7, 2021
St. Anthony Women’s Retreat weekend is June 25-27, 2021
Retreats are offered many different weekends and anyone is welcome to attend if not convenient for the assigned parish weekend.