Ministry to Catholics of African Descent

Vicar for Catholics of African Descent:

Fr. Reginald Samuels
Phone: 281-479-4298
Fax: 281-478-6123
Email Fr. Reginald
Mailing Address: 
1700 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX  77002

The Vicar for Catholics of African Descent serves the African, African American, and Caribbean Catholic communities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The Vicar works with Archdiocesan offices and agencies in implementing the mission and goals of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston along with the National Black Catholic Pastoral Plan through collaboration, implementation, advocacy, leadership, and evangelization. The Vicar for Catholics of African Descent provides a voice and representation at the decision-making level within the archdiocesan structure, serves as a vehicle to provide spiritual, cultural, educational, and social development for Catholics of African Descent, identifies the needs, concerns, and issues of these Catholic communities and communicates these needs, concerns, and issues to established Archdiocesan offices and agencies, and coordinates constituency ministry and supports ongoing pastoral ministry.

Parishes in the African-American Apostolate

St. Francis Of Assisi Church  +++
5102 Dabney St.
Houston, TX 77026

St. Francis Xavier Church  +++
4600 Reed Rd.
Houston, TX 77051-339


St. Peter The Apostle Church  +++
6220 La Salette Drive
Houston, TX 77021-139

Holy Family Church  +
1510 5th Street 
Missouri City, TX 77489-129


Our Mother Of Mercy Church  +++
4000 Sumpter Street
Houston, TX 77020-2497

St. Anne De Beaupre Church  +++
2810 Link Road
Houston, TX 77009-119


St. Gregory The Great Church  ++
10500 Nold Drive
Houston, TX 77016-2921

Holy Family Church  +++
7122 Whiting Rock Drive
Baytown, TX 77521


St. Martin De Porres +++
12606 Crosby Lynchburg Rd.
Barrett Station, TX 77532

St. Monica's Church +++
8421 West Montgomery Road
Houston, TX 77088-7116


St. Peter Claver Church +++
6005 North Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77028-4494

St. Nicholas Church +++
2508 Clay Avenue
Houston, TX 77003-449


St. Mary of the Purification Church +++
3006 Rosedale Street
Houston, TX 77004-6199

Our Lady  Star of the Sea Church +++
1401 Fidelity Road
Houston, TX 77029-4624


St. Philip Neri Church +++
P. O. Box 330190
Houston, TX 77233-0190

Holy Family Parish @ Holy Rosary Curch +
1420 31st Street
Galveston, TX 77550-4399


St. Benedict the Abbot ++
4025 Grapevine
Houston, Texas 77045-632

Black Catholics

+ Several
++ Significant
+++ Predominate