St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church is located in Spring and Northwest Suburb of Houston, TX. Founded in 1985 by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, St. Ignatius of Loyola was first led by Priests from the Society of Jesus, better known as the "Jesuits". For twenty years the parish grew under the direction of our Jesuit priests. Starting with 300 hundred families in 1985, we have continued to grow to 3,900 families today.
In late 2005 it was announced that the Jesuits would be leaving the parish and that the Archdiocese would be assigning our fourth and latest Pastor. On May 1, 2006 Fr. Norbert Maduzia was named Pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church. Under the leadership of Fr. Norbert we continue to grow as a community not only in numbers, but in faith and love for our fellow man. Our motto "A people for others" reflects the patronage of
St. Ignatius of Loyola
who was know as a "Man for others".
Our Parish leadership is divided into five commissions which help advise the pastor on the various areas of parish life. These five areas are reflected in the website menu structure: Administration, Community Life, Formation, Outreach, and Worship. While each area has definite areas of responsibility it is important to realize that each area supports the work of the others in a very important way.
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Community, located in Northwest Houston area, welcomes all to join and participate in fulfilling our mission: to be “ A People for Others.”
In the spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola, we strive to reveal: The Christ - we find in one another – we celebrate in the liturgy – we share in the Tradition, in the Creed, and in living the Word of God.
Empowered by the revealed Christ, we are sent to build community and to witness to the world with a preferential love for the poor.
OUR PATRON SAINT
Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola was a spanish knight from a Basque noble family, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General.
: December 24, 1491, in Azpeitia, Spain
: July 31, 1556, in Rome, Italy
: July 31
For more information on the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, you are invited to visit the Ignatian Spirituality website of Loyola Press. Click