Holy Family Catholic Church

1510 Fifth Street            .
Missouri City, TX 77489

(281) 499-9688

OFFICE HOURS

Mon – FriCLOSED
until further notice
Sat – SunCLOSED

Coronavirus / COVID-19

The coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease has had a deadly global effect since December 2019. The celebration of public Holy Masses in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has been suspended and our Parish offices are closed due to the “Stay Home to Stay Safe” order by Fort Bend County, TX. All of this is done for everyone’s safety and is a great sacrifice for us all, especially during this Lenten Season. This is a great opportunity to grow closer to God in prayer and in spiritual communion. Below you will find links to links to keep you informed and encouraged during this critical time.

What is Coronavirus / COVID-19?
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

How is the Coronavirus affecting the United States? Texas?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) provides in-depth information about the corona virus and how it is affecting Americans across the nation, including Texas. 

How can I keep myself and my family safe at this time?
Practice social distancing; avoid large crowds and gatherings. Stay at home if possible. Wash your hands for, at least, 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, and ears as much as possible. Clean and disinfect your home or office if someone is sick.

What do I do if I get sick?
Call your primary care physician before going to a hospital or clinic and a medical professional can advise you of your next steps.

Is the Holy Family Parish Office open?
As of March 24th when Fort Bend County’s “Stay Home to Stay Safe” order took effect, the Parish and CCE offices have closed and will remain closed until further notice.

How can I contact someone in the Parish Office?
If you have an emergency and need to contact a priest, please call (866) 976-7415. If you have any other question or concern, you may email us at information@holyfamilychurch.us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Is Holy Mass available?
As of March 18, 2020, the celebration of public Holy Mass throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston was suspended until further notice. For the full message from His Eminence Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, click here.

During the course of the suspension, Sunday Holy Mass from Holy Family Catholic Church will be shown, in both English and Spanish. The videos will be available here. In addition, our website homepage provides various links for daily and Sunday Holy Mass.

Is Eucharistic Adoration available?
As of March 24, 2020, when Fort Bend County’s “Stay Home to Stay Safe” order took effect, Eucharistic Adoration is no longer available until further notice.

Will there be Holy Mass during Holy Week?
Once the Archdiocese advises of plans for Holy Week, we will update our website accordingly. Please check back regularly.

Is the ministry I am involved having their regular meetings?
All prayer and non-essential meetings have been cancelled. As the Parish offices are closed, no meetings can take place on campus. We encourage you to get in touch with your ministry leader to see about alternative ways to “meet” including teleconferences or video conferences.

Can I receive Holy Communion if I am homebound?
At this time, the directive of the Archdiocese is that Holy Communion can only be distributed in the case of viaticum as part of the last rites. During this suspension, only priests are allowed to give Holy Communion. Those Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who normally give Communion to the homebound cannot do so at this time.

What if someone needs an emergency anointing of the sick (viaticum) or baptism?
Please call (866) 976-7415 if you need a priest in an emergency situation.

Can I schedule a Mass intention? What if I scheduled a Mass intention during these suspended days?
Scheduled daily Holy Mass intentions are prayed for during the private Holy Mass celebrated by our Pastor, Fr. Sunny Joseph and Parochial Vicar, Fr. Joy James. All weekend Holy Mass intentions from the beginning of the suspension (March 18, 2020) until the final date (once it is announced), will be rescheduled once the Parish office re-opens.

Where can I watch Mass if I cannot come to Holy Family Church?
During the course of the suspension, Sunday Holy Mass from Holy Family Catholic Church will be shown, in both English and Spanish. The videos will be available here. In addition, our website homepage provides various links for daily and Sunday Holy Mass.

If I need food assistance, is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul open?
As of now, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is still providing services to our community. For updated information about this ministry, its services, and operating hours, please see the information found on our homepage.

How can I get updated information about Holy Family Parish news?
Our website is consistently updated with information and happenings in our Parish and Archdiocese. Please visit it often to stay informed. In addition, we post updates on the MyParish App. This is a FREE app available in the App Store or Google Play.

How can I contribute to Holy Family Church during this time?
If you regularly contribute through envelopes, you may drop off your envelope in the mail slot on the Parish office door or mail it in. The best method of payment at this time is through our new online giving platform called Pushpay; click here to donate. This is an easy, fast, and very safe and secure way to donate from anywhere. To sign-up from your smartphone, you can text HOLYFAMILY to 77977 and click on the link you receive in the reply message. Every dollar is truly appreciated and helps our Parish in these difficult times.
How can I continue on my spiritual journey this Lent?
Begin the practice of family prayer. As a family, and personally, pray the Holy Rosary, especially asking the intercession of our Blessed Mother to comfort her children here on earth so that we can all come closer to her Son, Jesus Christ. Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, especially at the the Divine Mercy hour of 3:00 pm. Take time every day, even if it is only for 10 minutes, to read Scripture and reflect upon it. Watch televised Holy Mass every day. Increase your knowledge of the Catholic Faith by viewing the resources available in FORMED.