The Franciscan Friars have made the difficult decision to return the care of Holy Family Parish to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston this summer. The news was announced at Masses this weekend by members of the leadership team of St. John the Baptist Province, headquartered in Cincinnati. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo assures us that the parish will remain open and that services will continue to be provided for the people of Holy Family. Sadly, shrinking numbers in our province have forced our withdrawal from a number of parishes in the past few years.
Since 1980 we have been blessed to serve the spirit-filled community of Galveston, first at Our Lady of Guadalupe, then at St. Patrick’s, and most recently at Holy Family. We need your help in encouraging men to consider the Franciscan way of life. Please join us in praying for vocations! We also hope you will continue the Franciscan spirit which hopefully is evident in the lives of the friars who have served here.