Welcome to the official website of Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, Texas and its mission, Saint Joseph Catholic Mission in Boling, Texas. Holy Family is a parish and St. Joseph is a mission of the Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas. Our bishop is The Most Reverend Brendan J. Cahill, S.T.D.
I hope you enjoy our website but, more importantly, I hope you will find it to be a help in living out your baptismal call to holiness and to live your life as a disciple of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! May God bless you!
Father Bob Knippenberg
Weekend Announcements at Mass
If you or the parish organization you represent want an announcement made at weekend Masses, please keep them “short, sweet and to the point.” When announcements are made, no one is writing down telephone numbers, dates, times, etc. This is information more appropriate for the bulletin or parish website. Announcement requests must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the weekend on which you want the announcement made. Announcements submitted after Wednesday have no guarantee that they will be announced. Please be aware that submitted announcements are subject to editing.
Please avoid “last minute” announcements. Do not bring announcements to the sacristy just before Mass begins and ask the reader to make an announcement. A failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on our part. Please remember that the purpose of Holy Mass is to worship God…not to be a community announcement board.
Most information should be provided for the weekly bulletin and/or parish website. Supplied information can also be posted on the parish Facebook page. The deadline for the bulletin is the 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Wednesday two weeks prior to when you want the information published in the bulletin. This is because our bulletins are printed off-site and the publisher needs at least one week to print and ship the bulletins. Please plan ahead! Information for the parish website and/or Facebook page can be published (usually) immediately upon receipt.
Holy Family Church and Saint Joseph Mission are communites of believers called to worship God and celebrate the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. We provide spiritual growth to all and service to the parish and community through evangelization, education and stewardship. We journey together in faith and love for one another to live out the call of Jesus Christ.
A special welcome to our new parishioners! Please complete the New Parishioner Registration Form in the left hand "Documents" sidebar. Once you you have printed the form and completed it, please mail it to the Parish Office at 2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488 or you may put it in the collection basket at Mass.
We are always in need of men, women, teen, and/or family volunteers to help clean the church. A team of 2 or 3 can be done in 1 hour per week and can be fit into busy schedules. All cleaning supplies are provided. Please contact Bitsy Lockley at 979.533.4081 or the Parish Office at 979.532.3593...and thank you for your service!
Religious articles may be purchased the last weekend of each month after the 5:30 p.m. Sunday vigil Mass on Saturday and the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Religious articles are located in the Omega Room.
Parish cookbooks, "Blessed by the Best," are available at the Parish Office for $20.00 per cookbook. Please make checks payable to Holy Family Fellowship Committee.
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