Upcoming Events

Certain regular events are not included here. See the full calendar for a complete listing.

Daily Readings

View the readings for Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Other dates' readings are available here.

Readings provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


We gather to worship and we are always looking for volunteers to help make our celebrations the high point of our day or week. We are looking for the following:

  • Altar Server: Male and female students are invited to assist the priest at Mass. Altar servers make sure that all of the elements needed for Mass are prepared before our celebration and assist the priest during the celebration. After Mass the acolytes make sure that everything is put away. Altar servers are needed especially for Sunday celebrations.
  • Choir, Instrumentalists and Cantor: To paraphrase St. Augustine: “He who sings well, prays twice.” Students with a gift for and interest in helping the assembled community to sing during the Mass are most welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled before and after Mass or as needed.
  • Ministers of Hospitality: Ministers of hospitality are ready to serve as needs arise. They help to seat those who arrive for Mass, take up the weekly collection, assist the offertory procession and help pass out information (i.e. bulletins, announcements, etc.).
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: This ministry is for fully initiated Catholics (those who have received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). In the absence of the ordinary ministers (priest or deacon) they serve as ministers of communion distributing the Body and Blood of our Lord to those who come forward to receive Holy Communion. The Extraordinary Minister of Communion must be invited by the priest and formally commissioned.

Ash Wednesday February 18th Masses 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM A D Bruce Religion Center Main Chapel

Ash Wednesday this year is on February 18th.

This day marks the beginning of the Season of Lent.

It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice. The imposition of ashes is an ancient penitential practice symbolizing our dependence upon God's mercy and forgiveness.

Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence in the Catholic Church.

The following is the schedule of Masses with distribution of ashes at the A D Bruce Religion Center in the Main Chapel: 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Use UH entrance # 13 to get to the A D Bruce Religion Center.

For more information about the Masses, please call (713) 748 – 2529.

Parking Alert! Please call the A D Bruce Religion Center to check the parking status for you to park your vehicle at (713) 743 – 5050 and / or by email at adbrc [at] uh [dot] edu

Retreat Opportunity Bayou Awakening # 24 March 13 ~ 15, 2015 @ Camp Kappe

Bayou Awakening: What Is Awakening? Bayou Awakening is a retreat for college age young adults (18 ~ 25), led by young adults, that focuses on deepening your relationship with Christ. There are several talks, including: "What is a Christian?" "Reconciliation," "Prayer," "Faith," "Discernment," "The Mystical Body of Christ." There are opportunities for small group conversation, quiet prayer time, mass, and confession. Join us for a great weekend of spiritual renewal! The retreat is offered twice a year, in the fall and the spring. Bayou Awakening # 24 will be held on March 13 ~ 15, 2015 @ Camp Kappe. Apply online at http://www.archgh.org/youngacm/Awakening/ to Attend BA # 24 OR download the application. After you've filled out your application, you will need to send your payment of $50.00. The full registration of $50.00 must be received by March 6, 2015 to guarantee a spot. Cancelations after March 6, 2015 will not be refunded. Please return or mail along with payment to the address shown below. Office of YACM Bayou Awakening # 24 2403 E. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77021