St. Ambrose Church


St. Ambrose Church, Houston, Texas, United States
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St. Ambrose Catholic School

Who we are

The mission of our Catholic community of St. Ambrose is to grow in faith and spirituality as we seek to proclaim and live the gospel through our liturgy, prayers and charitable works for all God's people

Church Address

4213 Mangum Rd.
Houston, TX 77092-5599
United States
Phone: (713) 686-3497
Fax: (713) 686-6604

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Church Pastor

Rev. Hieu Nguyen
Parish Pastor
4213 Mangum Rd.
Houston, TX 77092-5599
United States
Phone: 7136863497
Fax: (713) 686-6604

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Quote of the Day
Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.




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Rev. Hieu Nguyen
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Michelle Thompson
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St. Ambrose Church - 4213 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX
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Mass Times

Saturday: 5:00Pm - English

Sunday: 8:00 & 10:00Am (English)
12:00 Noon (Spanish)
5:00Pm Life Teen (1st & 3rd Sun =Sp; 2nd & 4th Sun = Eng; 5th = bilingual

Weekdays: 8:00Am (Monday - Saturday)

Wednesday: 7:00Pm (Spanish)
1 st Friday: 7:00 Pm (Spanish)

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Wednesday: 6:00-6:45 pm
Saturday: 3:30-4:30 pm
Anytime upon request

Mass Times last updated on the 15th of May, 2019

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St. Ambrose Church, Houston, Texas, United States
The sanctuary
St. Ambrose Catholic School

St. Ambrose Church History

St. Ambrose Parish was founded on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, 1958. The orginal membership was composed of 400 German, Polish and Italian families who gathered for the first parish Mass on August 17th in Black Junior High Middle School's auditorium. At the time, Pius XII was our Holy Father, the Most Reverend Wendelin J. Nold was our Bishop and Monsignor Victor A. DiPrimeo our Pastor. The congregation continued to meet in the Public school until a temporary church (our present Auditorium) was built on the ten acre tract of horse pasture with a home (our present Rectory) previously purchased by the Diocese in 1952.

The first potion of our school was built in 1960. The construction of the first "permanent" church (which is now the Gym) and the Junior High portion of the school began in 1964 and was completed on January 10, 1965. St. Ambrose church is one of the first churches in the Archdiocese designed to incorporate the new liturgical directives of Vatican Council II. The architects were the well known father and son team of Maurice and Charles Sullivan, with Robert Rambusch as their Liturgical Consultant. The facility was dedicated on Sunday, February 7, 1965.

The present 1,000 seat tabernacle, complete with offices, meeting rooms, and chapel, was designed by Chris DiStefano and was completed in 1995. It was dedicated on December 7, 1995, the feast of St. Ambrose, by Bishop Joseph Fiorenza. It continues to serve as the center of our faith community.

Pastors who have served:

Msgr. Victor Di Primeo 1958 - 1972
Msgr. James Madden 1972 - 1974
Rev. Joseph K. Schneider 1974 - 1980
Rev. William Bartnitsky 1980 - 1993
Rev. Joseph A. Gietl 1993 - 2000
Rev. Benjamin Smaistrla 2000 - present

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