Holy Orders
Phone: 409-883-9153 | Fax: 409-883-9154
4300 Meeks Drive, Orange, Texas 77632

Holy Orders

The sacrament of Holy Orders is the activity by which a man commits his life to serve the Church.  Holy Orders is a three-fold sacrament in that it includes ordination to the diaconate, the priesthood and to the office of Bishop.

The deacon is ordained for service and can perform marriages, baptisms, assist at the altar during Mass and performs other rituals in the Church.

When a man is ordained to the priesthood he is given the responsibility and the power to offer Mass (the Eucharist), forgive sins, administer the other sacraments and care for the spiritual lives of the people he serves.

When a Bishop is ordained he accepts the responsibility to administer his diocese and has the personal jurisdiction as a successor of the apostles over the people in his diocese.

Whenever a young man feels called to the priesthood, or a young woman to consecrated religious life, it is appropriate for them to contact the Pastor.  This guidance should prove beneficial to them.

Adult men (age 35 or older) should likewise contact the pastor for information on becoming a deacon.

For more information please visit the Diocese of Beaumont Office of Vocations website, or by contacting the Office of Vocations at (409) 924-4360.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00
Closed for lunch 11:00-12:00

Mass Times


5 p.m.

8 a.m. Bilingual; 10:30 a.m.

Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Weekday Masses:
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.

 The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to him again, 'Peace be with you.  As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.'

John 20: 21


Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council
Chair: Andy Sonnier
Members: Prisci Jennings, Shirley Reinoehl, Paul Mayeux, Sherry Hommel, Joel Ardoin, Lanston Fall, Sylvia Trahan, and Debby LaFleur

Finance Council

Finance Council Chair
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Jerry Ehrman
Emile Dupre

Women's Faith Sharing

Tuesday Mornings 6:15 - 7:15 A.M.

In the midst of a busy and hectic schedule, a chance to pray and reflect with women of the parish.

Men's Faith Sharing

Tuesdays Mornings 5:45 - 6:45 A.M.

A chance to gain and give spiritual support in the midst of a hectic schedule.


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community

4300 Meeks Drive
Orange, Texas   77632
PHONE: 409-883-9153
FAX:  409-883-9154

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