St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

About St. Paul's

 
 

Parish Address and Phone Number
18223 Point Lookout Drive
Nassau Bay, TX  77058
Main Number: 281-333-3891
Fax: 281-333-3815
 

Location and Directions
We are located near Johnson Space Center at 18223 Point Lookout Drive in Nassau Bay, Texas.
Turn on Point Lookout drive (between the CVS Pharmacy and the Wendy's)
from Nasa Road 1 and go two blocks south
 
 
Map to St. Paul's
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CLERGY STAFF DIRECTORY
 
Pastor
Fr. Wencil Pavlovsky          ext. 325    pastor@stpaulcatholic.org 
Deacon Jim Lockwood          deaconjim@stpaulcatholic.org           (281-381-1081)  
Deacon Jerry Coenen            deaconjerry@stpaulcatholic.org        (310-383-3072)
Deacon Arturo Monterubio    amonterrubio@archgh.org                 (713-741-8709)
 
 
PARISH STAFF DIRECTORY

Director of Adult Ministry
Heidi Clark                          ext. 328    hclark@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Director of Children's Ministry (CCE)
Sara Fontana                        ext. 339    sfontana@stpaulcatholic.org 
 
Director of the Early Childhood Program (ECP)
Vicky Kuehnel                        ext. 340    vkuehnel@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Director of Multicultural Ministry
Esperanza Monterrubio       ext. 321    emonterrubio@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Director of Music Ministry
David Rofrano                     ext. 332    drofrano@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Director of Youth Ministry
Katie Mahoney                     ext. 301       kmahoney@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Business Manager 
Maria Conner                       ext. 330    mconner@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Parish Bookkeeper
Theresa Waller                     ext. 341
twaller@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Parish Secretary
Laura “Lora” Ruzicka         ext. 323
lruzicka@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Assistant Secretary    
Elena Capetillo                    ext. 300    
ecapetillo@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Plant Manager
Alex DeLeon                        ext. 304   
adeleon@stpaulcatholic.org
 
Gabriel Project                   ext. 338    spgpbr@gmail.com
Parish-Based Crisis Pregnancy Ministry 
 
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP)
Social Outreach Ministry    ext. 342    social@stpaulcatholic.org
  
 

LITURGY SCHEDULE
 This is the New Schedule Beginning June 1, 2013:
 
SUNDAY CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST (MASS)    
Saturday Vigil 5 p.m. Mass in English
Sunday Morning Masses in English 8 a.m.* and 10 a.m.*,
             Mass in Spanish 12 p.m.
             LifeTeen Mass in English 5 p.m.
(* free childcare available for children 3 and under)

DAILY MASS (held in the chapel)
Tuesday - Friday (in English) 8:30 a.m.
Thursday (in Spanish) at 7 p.m.
Saturday (in English) 8:30 a.m.
 
Special Mass Times
See the Bulletin for Masses celebrated on federal holidays and holy days of obligation (held in the church)

Sacrament of Penance
Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Every Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
or by appointment

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent 7:00 p.m.
 

PARISH MINISTRIES

A.C.T.S. (Men/Women)
Heidi Clark…………………………………..............281-333-3891 ext. 328
St. Paul's has a vibrant community of men and women dedicated to helping others grow in their understanding of the Church's rich traditions of adoration, community, theology and service. This is primarily accomplished through three-day retreats throughout the year.

Adult Education
Heidi Clark    ……………………………............…..281-333-3891 ext. 328
This ministry offers a holistic approach to Adult Continuing Education and Scripture Studies. Check weekly parish bulletin for scheduled events.
 
A. A. (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Hi-Nooners, Tuesday  & Friday, 11:30 A.M., in Founders Hall (currently meeting in the Book Store)

 
Altar Care
Altar Linen Care - Volunteers who launder, on a rotating schedule, the altar linens required for Mass. Contact: 
Rosalie Daves................................................................281.334.5254
Altar Server Albs - Volunteers who maintain, on a rotating schedule, the altar server albs required for Mass.

Annulment Ministry
For individuals who have experienced the pain and loss of divorce, St. Paul's offers an Annulment Ministry made up of trained case sponsors to guide individuals through the annulment process. In addition to helping these people with the practical aspects of obtaining an annulment, case sponsors also offer moral and spiritual support through the process.

Altar Servers
Rex Moses ..............………………………..………........281-615-7359
All young parishioners, ten years and older, who are baptized and have received first Holy Communion, are invited to join the ministry of Altar Servers.  Altar Servers assist the priest and deacon at weekend Mass.  Altar Servers also assist at other types of liturgical celebrations, such as Confirmation, weddings and funerals.

Art and Environment
This committee of volunteers takes responsibility for the beautification of the church and chapel in accordance with Church guidelines for the seasons and celebrations. They are responsible for creating a prayerful atmosphere that supports worship and compliments the liturgical season.   It is not necessary to be artistic.   All helping hands are welcome!
 
Catechist Certification Courses
Sara Fontana.......................................................................281-333-3891 ext. 339
Diocesan certification  modules held at St. Paul, St. Clare, &  St. Bernadette. Courses applied to diocesan certification credit. Contact the Children's Ministry office for a schedule of classes.

Children's Faith Formation
Sara Fontana.................................................................281-333-3891 ext. 339 
Classes are held on Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.

Committee on Evangelization
Heidi Clark….................………...…….………................281-333-3891 ext. 328
Dedicated to raise awareness, develop new strategies, and encourage St. Paul's to become more welcoming, nurturing, effective and intentional in spreading the Gospel of Jesus.
 
Divine Mercy Apostolate
Dorothy Breidenstein……….………………...................281-326-2297

Heidi Clark..........................................................................281-333-3891 ext. 328
Promoting the Chaplet of Mercy through recitation Meet here on Fridays at 7 P.M. in room 7. 

Divina Misericordia
Nelly Weyant.........................................................................281-538-2212
Los miembros de la Divina Misericordia se reunien todos los jueves después de la misa en español. Si no hay misa ese día, se reunien a las 7:00 P.M.  

Drama Ministry
Katie Mahoney....……………………………....…...........281-333-3891 ext. 301
Open to all high school teens interested in using and developing their talents in drama ministry. The drama team performs for LIFE TEEN Mass, LIFE Nights, and special events.

Early Childhood Program
Christie Fitts, Director...........................281-333-0176 or 281-333-3891 ext. 340
St. Paul's ECP Is a developmentally appropriate early childhood program open to all children.  Classes for children between the ages of 1 year to pre-K4 are held on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. An optional Early Bird Program is available in the mornings from 8:30 a.m.-beginning of class for a nominal fee. Various after school programs are available that extend the school day until 2:15 p.m.
 
Children participate in chapel on a monthly basis
Small teacher to child ratio
 

Teachers utilize the eight multiple intelligences in lesson planning
A highlight of the school year is “The Week of the Young Child” held the first week in April.  This fun week culminates with an Open House and Italian Dinner. Additionally, a two-week summer enrichment series is held each June. Parishioners are invited to join the Advisory Board that meets monthly to support and advise the director on the implementation of this program.

 
Elizabeth Ministry
Heidi Clark…............……………..…………..…........…281-333-3891 ext. 328
In the spirit of Elizabeth, who greeted her cousin, Mary with the loving words of, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb,” the Elizabeth Ministry exists to honor the tender times in the lives of families by partnering with them through prayer when they are celebrating a pregnancy or birth, anticipating a pregnancy or adoption, or mourning the loss of a child.
 
 
Multicultural Ministry
Esperanza Monterrubio, Director........................................281-333-3891 ext. 321

 
Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Bill Sebastian …………………………….............…........281-486-8566
Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, are parishioners who assist the ordinary ministers of the Holy Communion (Priest and Deacon) with the distribution of the body and blood of Christ at Mass.    A person who aspires to this ministry must be a Confirmed, registered, practicing Roman Catholic who regularly shares in the Eucharist and committed to the Catholic faith.    Training is required.

Facility Committee
Alex Deleon ……….…….…..…..…………...............….281-333-3891 ext. 304     
Team of volunteers who evaluate the church facilities and give recommendations to Council and the Pastor. 

Family Events
Sara Fontana........................................................................281-333-3891 ext. 339
Family Events are designed for families who would like to enhance their children's CCE experience with a family experience. Various events are planned throughout the year, including Advent and Lent experiences.

Finance Council
A group of parishioners who give advice and help the Pastor in the administration of parish goals. Goals are: establish and monitor the budget; educate committees and staff members; and determine effective ways in using parish funds. The Pastor appoints members.
 
First Saturday Devotions
In honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are held in St. Paul's Chapel every first Saturday in conjunction with the 8:30 A.M. Mass.
 
Funeral Luncheon
Following the funeral Mass at St. Paul's or gravesite service, the Samaritan group will offer a lunch for the parishioner's family in Beck Hall. For more information, please call Marilyn Daniel, 281.326.3799

Gabriel Project
Parish-Based Crisis Pregnancy Ministry 
281-333-3891 ext. 338    spgpbr@gmail.com
B. Rodriguez........................................................................ brodz8@yahoo.com
The Gabriel Project provides loving support for women in a crisis pregnancy. Gabriel angels work directly with expectant mothers; prepare layettes; and other necessary supplies such as cribs, car seats, clothing, prenatal vitamins, diapers, etc. Call 713-225-5826 any time if you are pregnant and need help.

The Gathering Place
Heidi Clark...….............………….……………..…..…...281-333-3891 ext. 328
The Gathering Place ministry exists to support the role of individuals who care for loved ones with memory loss. This monthly day activity program is aimed at entertaining and engaging individuals with memory loss in interesting activities while giving their loved ones a break from the routine and rigors of daily caregiving.

Habitat for Humanity
Tom Dill ………………………………….......................……...281-648-0665
Heidi Clark…...................……………....…………..…......281-333-3891 ext. 328
Parishioners of St. Paul who join with other area Catholic Churches to blitz build a house for a qualifying family. Ideal for anyone who likes to work with his or her hands and enjoy community spirit.

High School Faith Formation (SPACE)
Katie Mahoney.…..………………….……………………...281-333-3891 ext. 301
 
Grades 9,10,11,12. Meets Sundays, 6 - 8:30 P.M. Bible study is held on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 P.M. Other retreats, special events and social activities are held throughout the year.

Hospitality Committee
Heidi Clark…........................…………………..…..…...281-333-3891 ext. 328
There's always a need for individuals who are interested in helping parish ministries host special events such as community dinners, sacramental celebrations and more.

Instrumentalists
David Rofrano…………………….....…………….…...281-333-3891 ext. 332
Those blessed with the gift of being able to play an instrument are welcome to share their talents with our parish community.  An audition helps determine where gifts can be best used here at St. Paul.  

Junior High Faith Formation (The Edge)
Katie Mahoney.….……………………………………....281-333-3891 ext. 301
Grades 6, 7, & 8 meet Monday evenings 6:30-8:00 P.M. or Classroom Style Class on Wednesdays 4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Bible study is held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 P.M. Other retreats, special events, and social activities are held throughout the year.

Knights of Columbus Council #6234
Joe Kramer………………………………..............…........281-910-0537
Worldwide benevolent group of men committed to promoting Catholic values in the parish and beyond. Meets every Tuesday in Room 10 to plan charity activities and social events.

Lectors
Pauline Liggio………………………………....................281-486-0748
A Lector is a Minister of the Word who proclaims the Scriptures readings to the assembled faith community.   A lector needs to have a clear speaking voice and good diction. 

Legion of Mary
Eileen Kenney…………………………….........................281-488-0653
Heidi Clark…….........................………….....……………281-333-3891 ext. 328
Participates in the apostolic work of the church under Mary's guidance by distributing communion to the sick, welcoming new parishioners with home visitations. Meets Monday evenings at 7 p.m.
 
Liturgy Planning Team
The Liturgy Planning Team is responsible, on a rotating schedule, to prepare the weekly Sunday liturgies. From the information gathered and discussion encouraged, the team prepares the weekly Mass Planner of prayers and general intercessions.  Seasonally, the Liturgy Planning Teams gather to discuss and develop the themes for the liturgical seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.
 
Married Couples Sponsor Program 
Meets with couples on a schedule convenient to both engaged and sponsor couple. Ministers to engaged couples from their marriage experience, of their faith in each other and God - on recommendation from Priest or Deacon who is assisting the couple with marriage preparation.
 

Music Ministry
St Paul's Music Ministry encompasses a wide variety of musical styles from SATB choir to contemporary; English and Spanish, for adults, teens, Jr. High, children and our 4 year old "Little Angels" choir. our choir members and instrumentalists are didicated to making the liturgical music a prayerful and uplifting worship experience. 

Natural Family Planning
Just  as individuals are growing more aware of the chemicals and additives that are used in food production-and turning more and more to organic foods-so too are married couples who understand the risks involved in using artificial means of birth control. In this area, the Catholic Church has always been organic! Natural Family Planning is many things-medically safe, 99% effective in postponing pregnancy, virtually free after you learn it, immediately reversible, and morally acceptable. What's more, most couples report that NFP has a significantly positive impact on their marriages by making them more satisfying and deeply respectful. The archdiocese requires that all couples preparing for Catholic marriage attend an NFP class. These programs are always open to couples who are already married, too. Classes are held throughout the diocese each month and periodically at St. Paul's.

Nursery  (Childcare) for Sunday Masses
Sara Fontana...............................................................281-333-3891 ex. 339
Childcare is provided in the nursery during most Masses on Sunday morning and for some parish meetings (check bulletin). Please understand that the number of spaces available for each event is based on the number of workers or volunteers available for that event so space is available on a first-come basis.
 
Pastoral Care of the Sick
St. Paul's ministers to the sick visit residents at the Regency, Pointe, Manor Care and St. John's hospital on a weekly basis to bring Holy Communion. Home visits can also be arranged. For more information, please call:
Deacon Jim Lockwood............................................281-381-1081
or Parish Office.......................................................281-333-3891
 
Pastoral Council
Representative body of parishioners who offer consultation to the Pastor in matters that affect the implementation  of the parish vision and mission and direction of the Pastoral plan. Members are discerned by the parish community to serve a  two year  term.

Perpetual Adoration
Malina Wojtkowski………………………..........………..............281-532-2567
St. Paul Catholic Church has a chapel dedicated to the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is the adoration of the Body, Blood and Divinity of Christ present, exposed in the monstrance and placed on the altar for all to worship. Perpetual Adoration means 24/7 someone will always be present and praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. People commit and take ownership of one or more permanent hours per week. They come and spend an hour of prayer or sit and meditate in His presence. They come to speak to Jesus heart-to heart as a friend and enjoy the peace that comes from being in His presence. All are invited! Everyone is needed.

Prayer Groups and Scripture Studies
Heidi Clark………...............……….………………….281-333-3891 ext. 328
We are pleased to offer a variety of prayer and scripture study groups.  Please call for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Heidi Clark……………………..…….………................281-333-3891 ext. 328
Shawls have long symbolized shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance. This ministry exists to knit and crochet prayer shawls for individuals in need of hope and healing.

QUARTER LIFE
Charles Awwad (abdouawwad@yahoo.com) .............................337-412-2925
Heidi Clark……………….………….......…….281-333-3891 ext. 328
A community of Catholic young adults committed to glorifying God through faith, fellowship, worship, service, and love. The group meets every Thursday evening for praise and worship, prayer, discussion, and special guest speakers. Afterward, they often have dinner together at one of their favorite area restaurants. Members are also very involved in the community life of St. Paul's by volunteering in a wide variety of ministries. While Quarter Life members are very spiritually involved at church, they also plan various social outings away from St. Paul's such as the Houston Air Show, Astros Games, and Texas Renaissance Fair.

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Heidi Clark (Classes in English)...…...........….........…...281-333-3891 ext. 328
Esperanza Monterrubio (Classes in Spanish)...................281-333-3891 ext. 321
For those adults wishing to join the Catholic Church. A year long program is provided. (More information in the sacrament section)
 
RCIA-for Children
Sara Fontana (Classes in English)…….........……....……281-333-3891 ext. 339
Esperanza Monterrubio (Classes in Spanish).....................281-333-3891 ext. 321
Program for children 7 years of age and older wishing  to become baptized Catholics. (See sacrament section for more information.)

Respect Life
Marilyn Daniel................................................................281-326-3799
This ministry exists to promote all aspects of the Catholic Church's theology regarding the sanctity of human life...from conception to natural death. They meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. for educational program and to plan special events.
 
Sacristan
Those involved in this ministry will: prepare the facility and ensure that all sacred items needed for Mass are arranged and that all assigned liturgical ministers are present and/or replacements found.   This ministry is open to active lectors or extra-ordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Training is provided along with a checklist of tasks to be used as a guide.
 
 
Sacraments
Regarding the Sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick, please call the Parish Office 281-333-3891 to be directed. More information is available in the Sacrament Information portion below.
 
Second Family
Valerie Moses…………………………….....................832-661-2706
Teams of Second Families exist to support families and individuals who are caring for loved ones at home. Second Family team members visit frail members of our community to take them on special outings and help them feel engaged and an important member of St. Paul's.  At the same time, caregivers get a break from the daily rigors of caregiving to rest or run errands.

Serra Club
Focus on fostering religious vocations while nurturing the spiritual growth of members.  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 7:30 P.M. at Mary Queen Church in Friendswood.

Small Christian Communities
Augusta Robel ……………………..…….................…...281-488-2157
Heidi Clark .............………………………………...........281-333-3891 ext. 328
Small Faith Sharing Groups meet periodically during the year to pray together, learn about their faith, share about life experiences and support one another. Groups meet at various times and places.

Social Outreach Ministry
Society of St. Vincent de Paul…….......................…...…...281-333-2509
St. Paul's parishioners help the needy by offering a food pantry and financial assistance as well as moral support.  Clients are seen Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 9:30-11:30 a.m. For those who cannot visit us during the day due to work, we are available Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Additionally, St. Vincent de Paul coordinates an annual Christmas gift drive the first or second weekend in December. Volunteers are needed to help once a week. Call SVDP for more information.
 
Sound Board Technicians
David Rofrano…………………....……….…………..281-333-3891 ext. 332
Sound Board Technicians
We are seeking individuals with a musical background, good musical ear and technical ability who are willing to contribute their time on a rotational basis to operate our soundboard.   These individuals serve a vital role at all our liturgical celebrations. Dedication and commitment is essential.   Training is available.
PowerPoint Technicians
Like PowerPoint? Like to create graphics?  Volunteers are needed, on 
a rotational basis, to coordinate and run visual presentations especially during our Life Teen Masses.   Training is available.

 
Spiritual Direction
Heidi Clark...............…………...………………….281-333-3891 ext. 328
We can help match you with people who are certified through the Spiritual Direction Institute for Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. For guidance and discernment in your spiritual life on a one-on-one basis.

Sunday Morning Hospitality
Heidi Clark...............………………………..........281-333-3891 ext. 328
Make coffee & put out donuts on Sunday mornings. Call to become a part of our team.

Technology Committee
Theresa Waller ….……………………..............…..281-333-3891 ext. 341
The mission of the Technology Ministry is to develop, monitor and update a communication and technology vision and strategy for St. Paul Catholic Community. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
 
Ushers and Greeters
Larry Dietrich……………………….............…........281-554.6553
These volunteers are the official hosts of all liturgical celebrations. By their presence, conversation and actions they make all who come to the Church feel welcome. Ushers/Greeters may be male or female, high school age or older.

Vacation Bible School
Sara Fontana............................................................281-333-3891 ext. 339
Every summer, children in K-5th grade go on an exciting Bible Adventure with the St. Paul Children's Ministry. VBS is held in the mornings for one week, with a special family celebration at the end of the week. Registration is required. A separate VBS program for 3 and 4 year olds is also held during the same week.

Women's Ministry Board
Augusta Robel………………........................................281-488-2157
Heidi Clark…............................………..........................281-333-3891 ext. 328
We sponsor both large and small group spiritual and social growth opportunities for women. Our vision is to cultivate and promote the role of women in our communities. Our goals are to give women the tools to rejuvenate themselves and their relationships, to promote leadership among women and to speak from women's perspectives on issues. Women's mini-retreats are scheduled for September and February.

Women's Spiritual Growth Groups
Heidi Clark ...........................……………….............281-333-3891 ext. 328
Meet various days and times. Using various resources we seek and invite spiritual growth from a woman's perspective.

Writet for Life
Dorothy Richardson……………………….................…….. 281-538-9948
Maintain contact with legislators regarding human rights and social justice issues. See monthly newsletter on bulletin board.

Youth Ministry (LifeTeen and The Edge)
Katie Mahoney, Youth Ministry Director...................281-333-3891 ext. 301
Our ministry with youth includes grades 6 - 12. Youth Ministry fosters the total person and spiritual life of our young people and invites them into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of our faith community.  SPACE meets on Sunday evenings (6:30-8:00 p.m.). Edge meets Sunday afternoons (3:30-4:45 p.m.) and Wednesday afternoons (4:45-6:00 p.m.) We also all meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. for Bible Study.

 
Didn't See the Ministry You're Looking For?
St. Paul's ministry staff is always open to new ideas for reaching out to members of our community and beyond. If there's a special ministry you'd like to see offered by our community, contact the staff member whom you think would be responsible for sponsoring that program. We are a vibrant, growing community, committed to helping you live out the Good News.

SACRAMENT INFORMATION


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (infant to 7 years) *

Baptism is the sacrament of life with God and membership in the Church through the parent’s commitment to raise their child in their gift of faith.
  
First Steps for Parents
Meet with the pastor: Fr. Wencil and other clergy members meet individually with parents on the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. You do not need an appointment. Parents show up, sign in, and are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring the following to this appointment:

  • A copy of both parents’ photo ID (driver’s license, passport, visa, etc.)
  • A copy of the godparent’s photo ID (driver’s license, passport, visa, etc.)
  • State-issued birth certificate for the child being baptized
  • Godfather and/or Godmother Covenant Form(s), if godparents have been decided upon.
  • Materials fee to cover the cost of items you’ll be given at the baptismal class. The fee is $25 for registered parishioners and $50 for non-parishioners.
  • If you do not have all these forms at the time of your clergy interview, you will be given an envelope to take home and use to collect the forms. Once all forms have been collected, you can turn in your envelope at the front office to be scheduled for a class. No baptism classes are scheduled without all forms turned in.

 
Both parents are required to complete a baptism class prior to choosing a baptism date for their child. Godparents are also expected to attend. Parents can attend baptism classes at another Catholic Church, but we must receive proof stating that you did so. Our baptism classes are two-hour sessions that take place three Sundays a month for a total of six hours of instruction. Generally, but not always, they take place the first, second and third Sunday afternoons of the month.
 
 
 
Celebration of Baptism is held at 2 p.m. in the church on the second Sunday of every month but alternate between Spanish and English. There are no Baptisms during Lent Season through Easter Sunday nor the weekend of Thanksgiving Day (Thursday-Sunday), and the octave of Christmas (Christmas Eve-Solemnity of Mary-New Year’s Day) except in the case of an emergency. Both parents are required to complete the Baptism Classes prior to choosing a Baptism date for their child. For more information please contact the parish office at 281-333-3891.



 
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILATION**
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or privately by appointment with priest.
 
**There is a special program to prepare adults to receive reconciliation for the first time.   It is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).   Please contact Heidi Clark 281 333 3891 X 328 for more information or Esperanza Monterrubio 281.333.3891 X 321 for classes in Spanish.
 
 
SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION ***
Children usually prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in the second grade.   Children who wish to prepare for First Holy Communion must be enrolled in the CCE program prior to participation.   Please contact Sara Fontana 281.333.3891 X 339 for more information.
 
*** Preparation for the celebration of First Holy Communion for Youth or Adults are prepared through our RCIA program.   Please contact Sara Fontana 281.333.3891 X 339 for more information on First Holy Communion for children under the ages of 18 . Please contact Heidi Clark 281.333.3891 X 328 for information on First Holy Communion for Adults ages 18 and older. Please contact Esperanza Monterrubio 281.333.3891 X 321 for Adult classes in Spanish
 
 
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION****
As with the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, students must be enrolled in our religious education program.   For more information, please contact Katie Mahoney at 281.333.3891 X 301.
 
**** Preparation for the celebration of Confirmation for Adults are prepared through our RCIA program. Please contact Heidi Clark 281 333 3891 X 328 for more information or Esperanza Monterrubio 281.333.3891 X 321 for classes in Spanish.
 
 
SACRAMENT OF MATRIOMONY
Preparation is required for all engaged couples. There are various programs offered; weekend retreat or one-on-one with a sponsor couple.   First Step?   Contact Heide Clark at 281.333.3891 X 328 to begin the process.
 
 



SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS
If you are interested in a vocation to serve the Lord as a priest or religious life, please contact any member of our clergy at the Parish Office at 281.333.3891 who will be happy to answer any of your questions.  
 
 
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
If you or someone you know is preparing to enter the hospital, or is ill or home-bound, and wishes to have a priest or pastoral minister visit, simply call Deacon Jim Lockwood at 281.381.1081 or call the parish office 281.333.3891 and leave a message.    St. Paul’s also has volunteers who will visit those who are in the hospital, confined to their home, or residents in a nursing home.  
 
 
FUNERAL (The Order of Christian Funerals)
The time of death of a loved one is a time of sorrow and sadness for the family of the deceased.   St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church would be happy to assist you to plan your loved one’s funeral.   After meeting with the local funeral director, please call the parish office to discuss the celebration of the funeral rites.
 
 

HELPFUL CATHOLIC PHONE NUMBERS
 
Area Catholic schools
JR. HIGH
St. Pius V in Pasadena    …………………………………...........….....713-472-5172
St. Augustine in S.E. Houston……………………………................….713-946-9050

ELEMENTARY
St. Clare of Assisi, Clear Lake City………….…..................................281-286-3395
St. Mary, League City………………………….....................................281-332-4014
Shrine of  the True Cross, Dickinson…….……….................................281-337-5212
St. Pius V, Pasadena………………………...........................................713-472-5172
St. Augustine in S.E. Houston ……………........................................…713-643-9050
ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
THE CHANCERY……………..........................................……………713-659-5461
(OFFICES: Administrative, Archives, VocationS, Texas Catholic Herald, Tribunal)
1700 San Jacinto, P.O. Box 907
Houston, TX  77001

OFFICES:
Aging Ministry….………............................................….…..713-741-8712
Continuing Christian Education…..........................………….713-741-8730
Deaf Center…...…………………........................……….….713-741-8721
Family Life Ministry…………….........................…………..713-741-8730
Office for Justice and Peace..……....................................….713-741-8731
Office of Worship………………….........................……......713-741-8760
Resource Center……………………............................……..713-741-8781
School Office……………………......................…..……......713-741-8704
Young Adult & Campus Ministry……................................…713-741-8780
Youth Ministry……................................................................713-741-8723

CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS…………............................……..713-526-6438
Located in Houston Medical Center

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS
Christus St. John, Nassau Bay……….........................……....281-333-5503

CATHOLIC CEMETARY
Mt. Olivet, Dickinson……………….....................................281-337-1641

COUNTY JAIL, Chaplain……….................………………..713-221-5325
 
FUNERAL HOMES
Crowder Funeral Home...........................................................281-280-9000
Forest Park...............................................................................281-332-3111

RETREAT CENTERS
Christian Renewal Center…………................................…...281-337-1312
Cursillo Center…………………….......................................713-643-7682
Holy Name Retreat Center…………................................…..713-464-0211
The Cenacle Retreat House…………….................................713-497-3131
Ruah Center…………………................................................713-928-6053

Catholic Charities……….......................................................713-526-4611
Immigration Refugee Services………....................................713-874-6538

 
Vision Statement
Our church will be known as
a growing and diverse community
with a small parish feel.
Inspired by our spiritual hunger,
united in prayer and worship,
we will reach out to others,
leading and serving as one with Christ. 
 
 
New Parish Logo
Our new parish logo was created to coincide with the opening of our new church and administrative wing.  Most representations of St. Paul the Apostle are depicted with him holding an open book and sword. Each of these symbols carries an important meaning. The book-with the Greek Alpha and Omega characters on it-represent Paul's prolific writings on the life of Jesus Christ. The sword reminds us of his martyrdom and fearless defense of the faith.