Mission Statement

The Catholic Chaplain Corps’ mission is to bring the healing ministry of Jesus to the Infirm, Imprisoned, Aged and Dying of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston through trained clergy and laity.  In collaboration with our parishes, we offer education and support to our ministers so that we become a source of hope and consolation, bringing Christ’s compassion and love in a deeply personal way through kindness, joy, and prayer.

Vision Statement

To be the aroma of Christ to the Infirm, Imprisoned, Aged and Dying.

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not peddlers of God’s word like so many; but in Christ we speak as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God and standing in his presence.
- 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 


National Association of Catholic Chaplains - The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) is cultivating the ministry of chaplaincy and transforming spiritual care locally, nationally, and globally to faithfully reflect the healing presence of Jesus Christ by:

  •          COVID-19 spiritual resources and updates.
  •          forming life-giving relationships with individuals, families, colleagues, and organizations;
  •          advancing compassionate care through creative educational and spiritual growth opportunities;
  •          promoting the dignity of persons of every age, culture, and state in life.

On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering - Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, 1984

Anointing of the Sick - United States Bishops information about the Sacrament and works of mercy