Adult Formation

Community Groups

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


This year, we are offering virtual bible studies that are only a semester-long. Please see below for the different bible studies we are offering and when they are being offered. In order to register and sign up for the class, you must follow the links below to the Ascension Press Website and sign-up. That way you will get weekly emails and reminders to join the virtual class.


Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a 10-week video study program and book. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all of this means for us as Catholics today. This study shows, in a simple way, how Jesus, the Incarnate God, is both fully divine and fully human—his intimacy with the Father, his revelation of the Father’s love, and his extraordinary influence on his disciples, his followers, and even his enemies.

This Program is 10 Sessions and is $29.95 for a study set. 


This Program is either offered: 

  • Sunday Evenings
    From October 4th – December 13th, 2020.
  • Wednesday Afternoons
    From October 7th – December 16th, 2020.
  • Wednesday Evenings
    From October 7th – December 16th, 2020.
  • Thursday Mornings
    From October 8th – December 17th, 2020.
Sunday Evening Registration Wednesday Afternoon Registration Wednesday Evening Registration Thursday Morning Registration

Discover What It Means to “Be Saved”. Paul’s letter to the Romans has been at the center of reflection, conversion, and controversy from the very beginning. In Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, theology professor Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins provide an authentically Catholic, comprehensive, and simple way to understand the overarching theme of Romans—salvation. Dr. Swafford and Cavins provide historical context, highlight the connections to Jesus and Christianity Paul makes with the Old Testament, and explore the ways in which Jesus is the fulfillment of Israel’s prophecies, which leads to the universal, “Catholic” family of God.


This Program is 8 Sessions and is $26.95 for a study set. 


This Program is offered: 

  • Tuesday Mornings
    From October 6th – December 1st, 2020.
Romans - Tuesday Morning Registration

Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant is an 8-week Bible study program that takes Catholics on a guided tour of what is considered the “Holy of Holies” of biblical theology. After doing this study, Catholics will be able to see, appreciate, and take hold of the riches God has given them in the New Covenant. And most importantly, this encounter with God through the lens of Hebrews will help Catholics get to know the generosity of the Father’s heart in a deeper way than ever before.


This Program is 8 sessions and is $26.95 for a study set.


This Program is offered:

  • Friday Mornings
    From October 9th – December 4th, 2020.
Hebrews - Friday Morning Registration

Walking With Purpose

We invite you to sign up for one of the small groups available for each study. We have two small groups for our Semester Long Study, Beholding His Glory (BHG), and 4 small groups for our Year-Long Study, Grounded In Hope (GIH). Virtual Weekly group sessions are starting the week of September 21st, 2020.


Beholding His Glory is a Semester Long Study (September-November) and is a foundational study for beginners. Beholding His Glory, shows us how all Scripture points us to our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We’ll learn to recognize and appreciate God’s plan for our own lives, His awe-inspiring majesty, and His desire for personal intimacy with each one of us.


Our year-long study (September-March), Grounded in Hope is based on the book of Hebrews. It will help you encounter Jesus in such a powerful, comforting, and stabilizing way that He can become your lifeline. Hebrews contains some of the most beautiful passages you’ll find in Scripture. It will comfort you and challenge you. Every word of it has a treasure to mine, and those who are willing to make the effort will be richly rewarded.

Register for WWP

Classes & Online Formation


¡Contagiemos al mundo del amor a Jesús!

¡Que ser santos sea la nueva pandemia!  Curso: “Mi llamado a la santidad”Ven y descubramos juntos cómo podemos ser santos en el día a día y en medio de cualquier circunstancia.

Clases semanales virtuales por zoom, sin costo. Todos los lunes, de 10.00 am a 12.00 pm.


Curso impartido por: Luz Ivonne Ream. Orientadora Matrimonial y Familiar

Inscripciones: Manda tu Nombre, WhatsApp y correo electrónico a 

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



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


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.