Organizations


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:


See the complete list of organizations and contact information.



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 or 979-525-0090


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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ORGANIZATION

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT INFO

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 Ray Kenjura 979-836-2698
Children's Ministry Erin Thibodeaux 979-203-3420
Ethics & Integrity Ellen Remmert 979-472-0651
Evangelization Ministry Fr. Ernesto 979-836-4441
Extraordinary Ministers
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
Tony Tavary
806-470-5740
979-203-3592
Lectors Ellen Remmert 979-472-0651
Liturgical Environment Committee Angela srangela2010@aol.com
Music Ministry Linda Armstrong 979-836-4441
Nursery coordinator needed 979-836-4441
100 Days of Summer Festival
Parish Council of Catholic Women Kay Neuendorff 979-530-8095
Parish Finance Council Joe Grinder 979-525-4259
Parish Pastoral Council Roseanne Schmidt 979-830-1739
Perpetual Adoration Francie Grinder 979-525-4258
Prayer Line Gale Kwiatkowski 979-836-6492
Religious Education (CCE) Sr. Kathleen Skog 979-836-4441
Right to Life Francie Grinder 979-525-4258
Sacrament of Baptism Deacon Steve(English)
Sr. Alicia (Spanish)
979-836-4441
979-836-4441
Sacrament of Marriage Fr. Ernesto 979-836-4441
St. Vincent de Paul Society Shawn Richards srichards1@live.com
Scripture Study Groups Mary Ann Faykus
Deacon Steve Medina
Elizabeth Nutt
Carol Paulson
Sharon Holtkamp
979-836-4441
979-836-4441
979-836-4441
979-836-4441
979-277-2755
Welcoming Committee coordinator needed 979-836-4441
Young Adults (ages 20-30) Mariel Sturm 713-494-8989
Youth Group - High School A.J. Barrows 979-485-9910 ext. 2
Youth Group - Junior High Jalyn Gonzales 979-485-9910 ext. 2
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