Katy Resident Arrested on Burglary Charge in Church Tabernacle Theft

May 13, 2022

On May 8, late Sunday night, the tabernacle at St. Bartholomew Church in Katy was stolen. Upon the discovery of the theft on Monday morning, the Katy Police were promptly notified.

Thanks to the Katy Police Department's diligent efforts and skill, a suspect has been apprehended and charged with burglary. It is our understanding the theft was not motivated by last week's release of the draft Supreme Court opinion involving Roe v Wade.

Sadly, the tabernacle has not yet been recovered, though efforts by the Katy police are ongoing. In any case, such a theft beyond material price is immeasurably hurtful to us and speaking theologically, is sacrilegious. If you have any information that can assist the Katy police, please contact Lieutenant Stewart at 281-391-4848.

We offer our profound gratitude to the Katy Police for their hard work in the investigation.

We ask all to continue praying with us for the parish and all those involved in this matter.