A Message From Our Pastor


Dear POP Community,

We are thankful to God that our parish campus has been spared as we turn our hearts and our hands to even more intentional ministry to the Church and the world in the uncertain future that we all face.

Many individuals and families from Prince of Peace and the surrounding community are calling and texting and offering help, support, prayers and above all a sense of community and unity during this difficult time.

Even as we prepare to open our gates tomorrow morning and minister to the many needs of our brothers and sisters, members of our parish and neighbors are already beginning to arrive with water, food and other necessities for those who have been robbed by these terrible storms. Our new discipleship center is, appropriately, like a dry seaport in the midst of the surrounding floods, receiving the gifts and blessings that so many are bringing to help their brothers and sisters in need.

We will join together in our greatest prayer, the Mass, tomorrow (Wednesday, August 30) at 9:00 am in the Main Church. We plan to offer Mass again daily, although we may be curtailing our evening schedules out of safety concerns for our parishioners.

Let us keep especially in our prayers the members of our community who have lost their homes and automobiles and whose jobs are gone or in peril.

Let us remember in our prayers, too, our brothers and sisters from our daughter parish St. Ignatius Loyola who have lost their worship spaces. We welcome the St. Ignatius parishioners here for worship and sacramental ministry in the difficult days and months ahead.

Our bishop, Cardinal DiNardo, phoned today to express his prayers and concern for our parish and to inquire into our well-being as this storm departs. He bears the pastoral concern for all 150 parishes from Galveston to Conroe. Please keep him and all of our sister parishes in the archdiocese in your prayers.

Together in Christ,

Father John