God calls us to stewardship of the gifts of time, talent, and treasure that He has given us.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved at St. Mary's:
Blessed To Be a Mom is a mother's group designed to support and affirm women in their many roles. It is a ministry about women bonded by their vocation and their Catholic faith who come together to share the joys and struggles of motherhood. Moms of all ages and all stages are invited to participate in the monthly meetings and socials. For more information e-mail Abby Hefferly, or call her at 806-470-5740.
Blinn Catholic Student Union meets every Thursday at 12:00-1:00 pm in Rooms 2 & 3 of the Blinn College Student Center; lunch is provided. Volunteers are needed to provide the meals. If you would like to sign up to donate a meal once a semester contact Mary Lovelidge
Contact the Advisor, Mrs. Debbi Vavra via e-mail or phone 979-830-4241.
For more information about the Blinn College Catholic Student Union visit us on Facebook and "like" us.
Liturgical Environment Committee is for the purpose of planning and decorating the church for the various liturgical seasons and feast days. Anyone is welcome to come join us as we plan for the upcoming seasons. Aside from those interested in planning, we also need hands-on help in the actual decorating of the Church, especially for Christmas. For more information or to volunteer, contact Angela.
Music is designed to bring worship to God in song through our voices and our instruments. We serve our congregation by leading them to fuller participation in the liturgy each weekend.
Choir for 6:00 p.m. Saturday Mass practices in the Music Room on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Choir for 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass practices in the Music Room on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Choir for 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass practices in the Music Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Handbell Choir practices in the PAC on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
For information about the role of Cantor see cantor preparation and cantor guidelines.
If you would like more information or want to sign up, contact director of music ministries Linda Armstrong at 836-4441 on Mondays and Tuesdays, or send an e-mail.
PCCW The Parish Council of Catholic Women meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the AV room of the Education Building. The purpose of the society is to organize Catholic women to accommodate the needs of the parish and carry our Catholic actions as directed by the pastor. On the local level the ladies clean and decorate the altars, supply the altar linens, candles, communion breads, flowers, and wine. They also do enrollments in the Clerical Endowment Fund, send out birth, get well, sympathy, and wedding cards to parishioners, coordinate the recitation of the rosary before Masses, and contribute to an international project called Water for Life.
For more information contact Kay Neuendorff at 979-530-8095.
Perpetual Adoration Our parish is blessed to have perpetual adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. If you have never experienced the grace and peace that comes from spending time before Jesus in the Eucharist, stop by the Adoration Chapel in the Cornerstone any time of the day or night. You are assured to receive countless blessings. If you are moved to sign up for a weekly holy hour so that we can keep this grace flowing in our parish, please contact either Francie Grinder at: 251-8525, or Emily Armour at: 277-0835.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization which gives financial and spiritual support to those in need on a person-to-person basis. The Vincentians meet with clients in their home to determine immediate needs and to discuss additional community resources that might be beneficial. Aid may take the form of consultation, intervention, or direct financial aid. An essential precept is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served, ever mindful that service to our brothers and sisters in need is in fact a service done to Jesus Himself: In as much as you have done it to one of the least of my brothers, you have done it unto Me. Individuals needing assistance may phone: 979-836-4441 ext. 122
The society does not do fundraisers, but depends on a portion of your donations to the Purple Bag, and/or direct donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. To find out more about donating your time, talent, or treasure, contact Shawn Richards or attend one of the monthly meetings which are held at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC on the 1st Monday of each month.
Young Adult Group is to provide spiritual, service, and social activities for young adults in St. Mary's Catholic community of Brenham, Texas.
For more information, please contact Mariel Sturm (or 713-494-8989) or Marcela Perez-Maldonado (or 979-836-4441).
Youth Group JOURNEY for High School grades 9-12 is now led by Justin Kroeger. IGNITE for Junior High grades 7-8 is led by Rebekah Landry. Justin and Rebekah are part of the team at Ablaze Minitries. Visit the Ablaze website.
The 2016-2017 calendar for Journey can be downloaded here.
The Fall 2016 calendar for Ignite can be downloaded here
The Spring 2017 calender for Ignite can be downloaded here
If you would like to receive updates about youth ministry events and youth nights, text 'Cubs' to 84576 and select which ministry (High School or Junior High) you would like to receive updates for. To get email updates or parent newsletters, go to Flocknote and input your info.
Interested in volunteering? See Youth Volunteer Opportunities for current and ongoing needs.
Visit St. Mary's Youth Group on Facebook!
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|Adult Faith Formation||coordinator needed||979-836-4441|
|Altar Flower Care||Sharon Johnston||979-830-5456|
|Altar Servers||Deacon Steve Medina||979-836-4441|
|Asian Ministry||coordinator needed||979-836-4441|
|Bereavement Committee||Sue Steinbaugh||832-444-4939|
|Blessed to Be a Mom||Abby Hefferly||806-470-5740|
|Blinn Catholic Student Union||Mary Lovelidge||979-277-0713|
|Blood Drive (annual)||Mary Gurka||979-836-5003|
|Cemetery Committee||Jose Sainz||832-997-0232|
|Children's Ministry||Erin Thibodeaux||979-203-3420|
|Ethics & Integrity||Ellen Remmert||979-472-0651|
|Evangelization Ministry||Fr. Ernesto||979-836-4441|
of Holy Communion
|Deacon Al Prescott||979-836-4441|
|Funeral Luncheon Committee||Elizabeth Fries||979-836-4441|
|Hispanic Ministry||Sr. Maria Eleazar||979-251-7450|
|Hospitality Ministry||Linda Armstrong||979-836-4441|
|Knights of Columbus||Andy Hefferly
|Liturgical Environment Committee||Angelaemail@example.com|
|Music Ministry||Linda Armstrong||979-836-4441|
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|Parish Council of Catholic Women||Kay Neuendorff||979-530-8095|
|Parish Finance Council||Joe Grinder||979-836-9680|
|Parish Pastoral Council||Roseanne Schmidt||979-830-1739|
|Perpetual Adoration||Emily Armour||979-277-0835|
|Prayer Line||Gale Kwiatkowski||979-836-6492|
|Religious Education (CCE)||Sr. Kathleen Skog||979-836-4441|
|Right to Life||Francie Grinder||979-836-6414|
|Sacrament of Baptism||Deacon Steve(English)
Sr. Alicia (Spanish)
|Sacrament of Marriage||Fr. Ernesto||979-836-4441|
|St. Vincent de Paul Society||Shawn Richardsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scripture Study Groups||Mary Ann Faykus
Deacon Steve Medina
|Welcoming Committee||coordinator needed||979-836-4441|
|Young Adults (ages 20-30)||Mariel Sturm||713-494-8989|
|Youth Group - High School||Justin Kroeger||832-724-1578|
|Youth Group - Junior High||Rebekah Landry||210-863-9715|