Archbishop Daniel Cardinal DiNardo established a Catholic parish in Missouri City, founded October 1, 2007, under the patronage of St. Angela Merici. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston designated 26 acres of property to the parish of St. Angela Merici to build the physical church. Since our founding, we have been ministering to the needs of families in this part of Missouri City.In July, 2007, Cardinal DiNardo named Father John Rooney as founding pastor of St. Angela Merici. After 8 months, a facility, the PLEX, was leased in Stafford, and our first Mass was celebrated on June 22, 2008. Weekend Masses, as well as religious formation sessions were held at the PLEX until our first building was completed on our property.
On Sunday, September 20, 2009, Archbishop Emeritus, Joseph Fiorenza celebrated the 11:00 am Mass at the PLEX. After Mass, the parishioners of St. Angela Merici gathered at the parish property for a prayer of blessing and a turning of the shovel as we broke ground for the first building on the parish property.
Less than a year later,on September 4, 2010, Archbishop Daniel Cardinal DiNardo blessed and celebrated our opening Mass in our new Parish Life Center. The PLC consists of a large gathering space for worship which accommodates 500 people, a meeting room for group gatherings, three large classrooms and a hospitality area.
On July 1, 2014 Father John Cahoon became the pastor of St. Angela Merici.
Future plans for the parish include a larger place for worship, parish offices and a parochial school to serve K-8th grade. The property is located at 9009 Sienna Ranch Road across from Baines Middle School.
St. Angela Merici is an active, growing and welcoming parish with over 1500 households. We look forward to getting to know you as we build this Church together under the patronage of St. Angela Merici.
This is an exciting time for the Catholic community in this part of Missouri City!