- Adult Faith Formation
The Mission of Adult Faith Formation is to assist adults to grow in a closer relationship with God by providing programs designed to witness to the gospels. Religious Education is a life long journey of learning and living the faith with each other, growing in holiness daily and seeking Gods will in our ordinary life. The program offers various opportunities throughout the year for adult enrichment through visiting speakers, missions, and educational presentations.
- Catholic Daughters of the Americas
From its inception in 1903, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, has gown and developed into the largest organization of Catholic women in the Americas. Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, its members are united by their faith in Jesus, the Christ, in their devotion to the church. The purpose of the organization is to participate in the religious, charitable, and educational Apostolate of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas is open to all Catholic women eighteen years and older.
- Club Unidad
Our vision is to be a service ministry organization, effectively using our gifts and talents to serve the needs within and outside our community. Our mission is to actively encourage involvement in church activities by members of our Spanish speaking community, to take the lead in celebrating religious feasts, to be available and lend a helping hand to both the church and fellow parishioners, and to promote higher education by granting scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are registered parishioners.
- Deacon Frank Cromer Memorial Men’s Prayer Breakfast Ministry
This breakfast is to afford a gathering of all men within the parish for the purpose of prayer, support and fellowship. It is held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:45am. A light breakfast is available including coffee and kolaches. The men pray the Liturgy of the Hours for the day and have time for informal sharing regarding family and concerns about the parish and the world they work in. It also provides support for those who are out of work.
- Engaged Couple Sponsors
The Engaged Sponsor Couple Program is the Catholic Church’s program designed to assist engaged couples in understanding their pending commitment and some of the issues that may arise as they progress through the early years of marriage. A couple, married for several years, meets with the engaged couple. working with a resource book discussing and offering insight into some of the challenges that may arise. The couples meet in the home of the married couple for approximately two hours each evening for five evenings. The program is very rewarding for both couples; strengthening and renewing their relationship skills, and deepening their understanding of one another.
- Finance Council
The Finance Council is a group of six parish members who meet on a quarterly basis to manage the financial well-being of the parish. The council is appointed by the pastor.
- Gabriel Project
The Gabriel Project is a pro-life parish-based apostolate of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston offering assistance to women experiencing difficult circumstances during pregnancy. Gabriel Project volunteers act to provide practical advice and help as well as spiritual support and Christian witness to mothers in need.
Gabriel Project is seeking monetary or material donations for our pregnant women.
- Grief Support Ministry
The hopelessness and sadness that comes from experiencing the loss of a loved one can leave us frozen in place, just trying to cope with everyday life. Support groups are an important tool for finding hope and coping tools on this journey. We are a group of compassionate lay people who also have experienced the death of someone we dearly loved. Join us to listen and share, because no one should grieve alone!
- Junior Catholic Daughters
This is an organization for Catholic girls ages 6-18. The program is based on four objectives: to promote the development of the whole person through programs of self-identity, personal growth and peer group relationships, to promote service to others, to encourage spiritual growth, and to encourage programming that is open, flexible and creative to current needs and concerns. The goals and objectives are divided into a threefold program of “message, service, and community”. The local court focuses on service to the parish and community and follows some of the programs of the Catholic Girl Scouts.
- Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Charity is the foremost principle of the Knights, and our philanthropic efforts go to fund a variety of worthy causes, including Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, the Vicarius Christi Fund, and disaster relief.
If your New Year’s resolutions call for a commitment to charity and service and you would like to inquire about becoming a knight, please contact our membership director Stephen Frontera (281-410-1632) or our website (www.kc4204.org) for information. We meet on the first and third Monday of the month at St. Basil’s Hall across the street from the sanctuary.
- Lay Carmelites Ministry
The Lay Carmelites are an order, not an organization. They are one of the oldest religious orders that follow the contemplative life. They live their daily lives in a secular society, evangelizing, serving, and following the examples of the many Carmelite Saints.
- Loving Embrace Infertility Support Group
The group meets the 3rd Thursday, each month, 7:30-9:00 p.m., monthly meeting rotation: Couples Dinner, Ladies Dinner, and Couples Discussion. Loving Embrace is a Catholic educational support group for couples who have endured or are presently enduring the pain and suffering of infertility. The group provides support for coping with infertility and explores resources, methods, and options that are morally faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
- Marriage Encounter
Are you looking for a new way to let your spouse know you love them in the midst of your jobs, carpooling the kids, and trying to keep up with your house, pool, and yard? Tell him or her they’re still #1 in your life… share a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend with each other.
- Military Bulletin Board
Please contact Cheryl Pospisil with any updates to the Military bulletin board in the narthex. This includes adding new pictures or updating the information currently on the board. Photos (with accompanying descriptions) can also be dropped off at the church office.
- Pastoral Council
The Pastoral Council is made up of 12 members elected to three-year terms who represent parishioners, parish ministries, and parish organizations. The Council serves in a consultative capacity with the pastor by bringing forth concerns from the community and working with the pastor to resolve them. The Council also coordinates various events and helps the parish meet the needs of the parishioners. The Council meets monthly.
- Perpetual Adoration Ministry
The perpetual adoration ministry is a Eucharistic devotion where people commit to taking an hour to praise and worship Jesus before the Most Blessed Sacrament. The hour you sign up for is spent in silent prayer and meditation. You may bring your own prayer books, use the books in the chapel, read the Bible, pray the rosary, or just sit and enjoy the peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. Adoration is in the Emmaus Chapel, it is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Pre-Marriage Seminar
This pre-marriage seminar is to commence the marriage preparation for all couples who wish to be married within St. Theresa’s Catholic community. It is held on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7:00 pm. It provides an opportunity for couples to learn about the Catholic Church’s theology of matrimony and begin the process to properly receive this great sacrament of the Church. Couples will learn details of how to plan and prepare for their wedding day and matrimony thereafter.
- Project Rachel
If you are grieving from a past abortion, contact a member of our Pro-Life team
- St. Theresa’s Mothers’ Playgroup
Mothers and children welcome! We meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at a fun location determined a few days prior.
- St. Vincent de Paul
Society members provide emergency assistance in the form of utilities payment, rent, and food to people in need. Read more about our organization in this Ministry Spotlight.
Contact our St. Vincent de Paul Coordinator, Ken Elliott, at 281-242-9149 during hours of operation: Monday and Friday, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Feel free to drop by the Pantry (on the corner of Wood and 7th) to say hello and learn more about
this wonderful Work of Mercy.
The continued generosity of St. Theresa Parish allows us to provide limited financial and nonperishable food assistance to those in need in our Parish and Sugar Land community. We appreciate the continued assistance and support you help provide. We also appreciate the Sugar Canes, and many individual parishioners that contribute to our needs. H.E.B. Grocery Store is very generous in their continued support for the Food Pantry, as well. Our pantry is seeing an increase in the demand for toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent, and diapers for newborns thru 2 yr. olds. We are always in need of the following: flour, sugar, cooking oil, peanut butter, jelly, soups, cereals, beans, cake mixes, and all non-perishable items. We are also seeking a volunteer bilingual greeter/interviewer to assist us during office hours. Thank you!
- Stewardship Committee
As Christians, we believe that all creation is a gift from God. The use of this gift was taught to us by Christ. Jesus demonstrated the true meaning of stewardship as a way of life by giving freely and without restraint of his time, talent, treasure and life, so that we may further the reign of God on earth and gain eternal life.
As a community of stewards, and members of God’s Church, we unselfishly dedicate ourselves to a life of service in the world through our family, work, play, worship, and interaction with others. We enter this world totally dependent on the stewardship of others for nourishment, shelter, and our Christian values. As we mature and develop our own stewardship, we recognize that at our final judgment, we will be accountable for our prudent and unselfish use of God’s gifts of time, talent, and treasure. We welcome everyone in this worthy cause of giving.
- Strategic Planning Committee
The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for the planning related to the church and surrounding campus. The group’s mission is to determine the will of the parish, prioritize the needs of the parish, and plan for the future of the parish. St. Theresa’s community is constantly growing in size, adding new ministries, developing functions and services and promoting a wide variety of other church activities. All of these drive the need to maintain and upgrade current facilities as well as provide for new facilities as the needs dictate. It is the responsibility of the Strategic Planning Committee to identify and clearly define such issues and provide the parish with the plans to address them.