St. Margaret Church, Cypress, TX – new Ordinariate community in North-West Houston

Google has made us aware of the new website of St. Margaret of Scotland Church. As of February 1, 2015 this is a new Ordinariate community in Houston. Fr. Steve Sellers, the Director of Communications of the Personal Ordinariate of  the Chair of St. Peter, has been appointed pastor of St. Margaret’s.

The Website gives us the following information:

St. Margaret Catholic Church is a new Catholic parish in far Northwest Houston in the Fairfield/Hockley area on U.S. Highway 290, near the Grand Parkway (Hwy 99). It is a parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, created in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI for former Episcopalians and Anglicans who desire full communion with the Catholic Church. The founding pastor is Fr. Steve Sellers, a former Episcopal priest who was ordained to the Catholic priesthood by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, on June 25, 2013. Like many of the clergy in the Ordinariate, Fr. Sellers is a married Catholic priest. He and his wife Dixie live in Cypress, Texas, in Northwest Houston, and Dixie teaches music in the Cy-Fair ISD.

Fr. Steve and Dixie Sellers

Fr. Steve and Dixie Sellers

St. Margaret Catholic Church is in the organizational stage as of February 1, 2015. We hope to begin organizational meetings in the Fairfield-Hockley area by March 1, 2015.

Contact Details:

St. Margaret Catholic Church, Cypress, TX, United States / Tel.: +1.7014290852 / eMail: drstevesellers@yahoo.com

Cypress, Texas - Fairfield-Hockley

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5 Responses to St. Margaret Church, Cypress, TX – new Ordinariate community in North-West Houston

  1. godfrey1099 says:

    This development really shows the great potential of the Ordinariate.
    The OLW Parish in Houston has seen tremendous growth since the establishment of the Ordinariate, and apparently they have decided that there is potential for another parish.
    I think the distance between the two locations is about 20 miles, so it might considerably reduce the travel time for many Ordinariate members.

  2. Rev22:17 says:

    David,

    You wrote: Google has made us aware of the new website of St. Margaret of Scotland Church. As of February 1, 2015 this is a new Ordinariate community in Houston. Fr. Steve Sellers, the Director of Communications of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, has been appointed pastor of St. Margaret’s.

    This is great news!

    Is there any indication whether the new congregation consists of people who, until now, have been part of the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham or of people who are coming into the Catholic Church to form it?

    I note that the new congregation does not yet appear in the directory of communities on the web site of the ordinariate…

    From the quotation from the web site: St. Margaret Catholic Church is in the organizational stage as of February 1, 2015. We hope to begin organizational meetings in the Fairfield-Hockley area by March 1, 2015.

    … and this statement, indicating that it’s still in an organizational stage seems to explain why.

    Based on this statement, it sounds rather premature to refer to the new congregation as a “parish.”

    Norm.

  3. godfrey1099 says:

    The OLW Parish reported Sunday attendance of more than 800 for the first time ever (at least as far as I can tell) for a ‘regular’ (or ‘green’) Sunday. I think that ASA has more than doubled since the establishment of the Ordinariate, so there is certainly potential for another parish in Houston.
    http://www.walsingham-church.org/bulletins/20150208.pdf

  4. EPMS says:

    If this was the attendance for February 1 it was not exactly a “regular” Sunday, as the Chancery was being blessed that day and many visitors were there for that event.

  5. EPMS says:

    As we can see in the comment here https://www.facebook.com/stmargaretchurchhouston/timeline
    by Fr Sellers, he expects to begin celebrating Sunday mass at St John XXIII High School in Houston starting in mid-November.

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