We Are Family
St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church
and School, located at 3006 Rosedale and Ennis Streets,
Houston, Texas was founded April 5, 1929 under the auspices
of the Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas.
St. Mary's Catholic Church is considered a cornerstone
within the Catholic community and has provided tangible
spiritual leadership for residents of the third-ward
area of Houston, Texas since its inception. We consider
our motto "We Are Family," a mission statement
more so than an abstract remark.
Over the years our "church community"
has witnessed several changes in terms of its demographics.
Although considered an urban, predominately-black parish,
in reality St. Marys parishioners are of very
diverse racial groups and consist of individuals from
all age groups and walks of life.
Collectively we are a vibrant family of
Christians whose primary goal is to serve God through
serving others. We welcome you to worship with us and
join us in this undertaking at any time. Parishioners
are invited and encouraged to offer services to God
and others through participation in a variety of Church
Our Montessori School provides quality Christian-based
education for Catholic as well as non-Catholic students
in grades Pre-K 3 through grade 5. We are extremely
proud of our school and well-qualified instructors.
Our students consistently meet or exceed grade level
testing on the nationally acclaimed Stanford Early School
Achievement Test. Please feel free to visit our school
at any time or contact the school office by dialing
Our church office can be reached at 713-528-0571
or better yet, come by and worship with us at 3006 Rosedale
at Ennis Street. We look forward to seeing you. To view
our Mass Schedules and other Church and School related
information click on the appropriate button in the menu
bar, located on every page, in the left hand corner.
Contact us for