Making room for all at the table of the Lord through loving service
St. Vincent de Paul/Food Pantry
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society is part of a larger international and Archdiocesan ministry that follows in the footsteps and spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul, who sought out and assisted the poor in his own time. Receive phone messages from Friends In Need at our message center, 832-320-4181. The Society provides financial assistance (rent, utilities and medical expenses), food, clothing, and/or spiritual support, and other assistance as deemed necessary. In addition to donations of monetary support, the parish SVdP Society needs more active participation from more parishioners in making home visits. The Food Pantry serves residents in zip codes 77008 and 77018. We meet on the the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:45 p.m. and review review the happenings in the society and the ministry. Contact Jim Wilburn at 832-453-2640.
The Gabriel Project, sponsored by the Archdiocesan Respect Life Office, is a parish-based program that responds to any pregnant woman in need and gives her strength to do what is right. This group also works within the parish to foster an understanding of the value and sanctity of life. From the time a pregnant woman responds to the offer of help, she is entrusted to the care of a parish volunteer, a “Gabriel Angel,” who will assess her needs and help her to get assistance through the parish and associated services. This help could include mother and baby items, prenatal and delivery care, housing and financial assistance. Pregnant mothers seeking help should call the Gabriel Project at 713-225-5826. For more information on this ministry, contact Debbie Hoelscher at 713-880-8211.
Kids Hope USA
Kids Hope USA is a group that works exclusively through local churches, teaching volunteers to engage members in a one-on-one relationship with at-risk public elementary school children. St. Rose Parish is paired with Garden Oaks Elementary School children. Mentors and prayer partners are needed. We serve one public elementary school, providing one mentor per child, one day a week. Each mentor has a prayer partner who prays daily for their specific mentor/child team. Contact Peggy Wilgis at 713-686-4423 for details.
By our Baptism, we are called to be missionaries — to go forth and to spread the Good News. As a response to this call, St. Rose Parish organizes a mission to the Colonias of Laredo, Texas at San Carlos Mission. In July, we visit San Carlos for one week when we have a Vacation Bible School for the children, visit families and help with minor repairs. A second trip is made one weekend in December when we take gifts to the children that were donated by parishioners through the annual Christmas Giving Tree. These short-term mission experiences are open to families and individuals. Contact Peggy Wilgis at 713-686-4423 for more details.
Respect Life Committee
The Respect Life Committee aims to keep present the truth of the “sacredness of all human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death” and to help bring about a conversion of heart and mind for all to be open to God’s special gift of life, through prayer, education and public visibility and action. Respect Life meets every Thursday from 11 am-noon to pray the Rosary for the unborn before the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of our church.