The Altar and Rosary Society meet on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. (except during the summer months) in the K.C. Hall. The ladies are responsible for the cleaning of the altar, altar linens and the priest's vestments; providing the altar bread and wine; and making sure there is always holy water on hand. They distribute two scholarships to High School Seniors of members. They make their money by having a turkey dinner & bake sales throughout the year. They also promote devotion to Mary and the recitation of the Holy Rosary. For more information, call the parish office or Jo Ann Flores at 361/585-6033.
The Catholic Daughters is one of the largest and oldest organizations of Catholic Women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive "to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness,"
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Council #7290 are Catholic men who promote charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and defense of the priesthood. They also act for the good of our Country by giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the poor. Membership in the knights of Columbus is open to all practicing Catholic men. Applications are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. For more information call Art Molina at 361/739-4302 or David Cantu at 361/774-6028.
If interested in any of these ministries, please contact the Parish office @ 361/241-3249.
The Columbian Squires chapter 2913 is an international youth fraternity run by the Knights of Columbus for Catholic boys between the ages of 10 -18. The Squires involves young men in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities. The Squires is designed to develop young men as leaders who understand their Catholic religion, who have a strong commitment to the Church and who are ready, willing and capable of patterning their lives after the Youth Christ. A Squires circle must be sponsored by a council or assembly, but is run by and for young men, under the guidance of several Knights, who serve as counselors. Squires are to be leaders, thus, to the degree they are able, they are given the opportunity to lead, by running their own meetings, investing their own members, setting their circle's agenda and implementing their program of activities. Squires have fun. They meet new friends; they travel, play sports and socialize. Squires are serious-minded, too. Squires are involved in promoting vocations, marching in defense of unborn life, feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, supporting Special Olympics and promoting Catholic education, among countless other activities. Thus, the Squires circle is an athletic team, a youth group, a social club, a cultural and civic improvement association, a management training course, a civil rights organization and a spiritual development program all rolled into one. For more information call Johnny Rodriguez 361/244-2721.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The parish has Eucharistic Adoration each Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and volunteers commit themselves to one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance. Parishioners have found that the hour is a very spirit-filled experience. All parishioners are encouraged to sign up. Call Israel Chapa at 361/241-6584 or the parish office at 361/241-3249
Pastoral and Finance Council
Stations of the Cross
Held Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Church during Lent followed by 6:30 p.m. Mass.
Greeters and ushers are called to help create an atmosphere of welcome, community and order. Greeters welcome all, introduce visitors and distribute worship aides, bulletins and flyers. Ushers assist with collections and help with the movement of the faithful as they enter and exit the worship space. For more information, call the parish office or Diana Gonzalez at 361/241-1621.
Join us Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the Chapel. Everyone is invited to come and pray, sing and rejoice in the Lord. This is your special time to pray with other members of the group for special intentions and requests from your family or your parish family. This ministry is for anyone wanting to deepen their relationships with God and friends. For more information call Minnie Duque at 361/241-4187 or call the parish office at 361/241-3249.
Altar Servers (Knights of the Sanctuary)
Boys and girls who have made their First Communion and who show an interest in serving at God's altar are encouraged to attend an altar server training session. Call Deacon Teo Farias at 361/960-3127.
Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith. To register for preparation classes for parents, please call the parish office at 361/241-3249.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the parish family by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass, and by taking Eucharist to the ill and homebound. The ministry is open to all confirmed Catholics in good standing with the Church. Training sessions for new ministers are scheduled periodically, Call the parish office at 361/241-3249 or Jo Ella Menn at 361-947-2918 for more information.
Nursing Home and Homebound Ministry
Our role is to assist our pastor. We serve as a link between the parish and faithful Catholics who are no longer able to attend Mass. The people we visit are hungry for Our Lord. In some cases, we are their only visitors. They feel blessed that someone cares enough to bring them the Eucharist and appreciate our visits. However, you will find we are the ones who are truly blessed. We visit and provide them with the type of Communion appropriate to their situation. Most receive both prayer and the Eucharistic Jesus. For some, we can only pray with them. For more information, call the parish office at 361/241-3249
Flowers and Grounds
Volunteers who care for and beautify the grounds and church.
Lectors (Readers) proclaim the Word of God at Mass. Readers are concerned that the Word of God is proclaimed well, and are aware that their reading talents should be shared with the whole community. Training is required to participate in this ministry. Please contact the parish office or John Porche at 361/241-6852.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Team. Offering classes on the teachings of the Catholic Church for those considering conversion to the Catholic Faith, for baptized Catholics wishing to receive First Communion and Confirmation and for Catholics wanting to sharpen their knowledge of the Church and its teachings. The classes start in September and continuing until Easter. they are held once a week. for more information call the parish office at 361/241-3249 or Joe Alaniz @ 361/241-2411.
Bereavement Committee - Funeral Dinners
The Funeral Dinner Committee assists and provides comfort to the families of our church during their loss and the hour of need and assists the families by preparing the funeral meal on the day of the funeral for the family and friends. Non-perishable items and monetary donations are always welcome. For more information call the parish office or Elma Rodriguez at 361/945-0474.
Senior Citizens Bingo
This once a month Bingo for Senior Citizens is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. There is always lots of food, fellowship and fun for everyone. For more information, call the parish office or Dan Byerly at 361/960-4426