Guidance

A hands on ministry

Every step of the way, residents are guided to make the best choices for their continuing growth in mind, body and spirit. Our mission is more than to support — it’s to heal.

Daily Guidance

Residents receive daily support and guidance from house managers through:

  • House meetings and private feedback
  • Regular and emergency staff reviews
  • Weekly recovery programs (AA/NA) led by resident-sponsors
  • Spiritual guidance by on-site clergy, trained staff and volunteers

The Corporal Works of Mercy (Matthew 25:35-40) form the basis of all our efforts and activities, which are enriched by the presence and stewardship of clergy in residence. Spiritual counseling is available through our clergy, regardless of religious preference.  Catholic services are available and voluntary.

The Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Visit the imprisoned, or ransom the captive
Bury the dead

Spiritual Guidance in Residence

Our campus is blessed with the working presence of Catholic nuns, priests and deacons, many from the USA and others from Guatemala, India and the Philippines. Cultural diversity enriches our population and emphasizes that we are part of a universal family.

Mass Schedule

Address: Loaves and Fishes, 2009 Congress, Houston Texas 77002
Day/Time: Sundays, 10 a.m. with a free lunch served following Mass.

Address: St. Joseph Clubhouse, 3307 Austin St., Houston Texas 77004
Day/Time: Mondays, 3:15 p.m.

Address: Visitation Chapel, Stuart St., Houston Texas 77004
Day/Time: Tue-Wed-Thur, 3:15 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.

Catechism Classes

Address: Opus Maria, 3300 Caroline, Houston Texas 77004
Day/Time: Fridays, 10 a.m.

What We Do

“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”

Isaiah 58:10

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36