Join us every Saturday for our lay-led Liturgy at 5:30 pm atThe Havens@St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
1827 West Alabama St.
Houston, Texas 77098
Between Woodhead and Driscoll on West Alabama.
Please note that we meet in The Havens which is the second white building west of the Church on St. Stephen's Campus. There is ample parking in the Church parking lot and in the parking lot for St. Stephen’s Episcopal School on Sul Ross behind the Church. There is a walkway along the side of the School that will take you to the Church parking lot and on to The Havens.
DignityHouston is a vibrant community of LGBTQ Catholics who really believe that All Are Welcome. You suffer enough as you go through your daily life. Take a moment to come join us as we sing a New Church into being.
We come together every Saturday at 5:30 pm for our own Liturgy where you can join in the exploration of what the Readings, spirituality, Catholicism, and everything else means in 21st-century life. Yes, that means that, if you want, you can be a participant in the Mass, sharing your views and finding out what others think. There's no way that archaic laws are going to stop us with Pope Francis to give us the inspiration to move forward.
If you're not one to dive in head first, that's no problem. You can just sit back and soak up everything. We're a happy group that welcomes everyone. Just be prepared for the worries and cares to leave you as healing washes over you. There's enough to go around, to satisfy your mind and heart.
Got questions? Want to know more before you decide? Email us, and we'll get right back to you.
You can find us right in the heart of the old Montrose. (Hey, we're LGBTQ Catholics, after all.)
Our services are very much Catholic Liturgical services, but they are not a traditional Catholic Mass because Daniel Cardinal diNardo, Archbishop of Galveston/Houston forbids priests from saying Mass us. If you’d like to learn more about our services before coming to them, we hope you will find the following interesting.
This is the Liturgy that we use to celebrate our Liturgical worship service.
Liturgy Your Way at DignityHouston
This page describes how and why we developed our Liturgy.
Is it a "real" Mass?
Find out why a Mass that’s not in a Catholic Church and is said without a priest can actually be a “real” Mass. Remember that Jesus said, “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Mt 18:20. Who needs a priest when you have the Man who performed the original Last Supper!
Intentional Eucharistic Communities
Intentional Eucharistic Communities (IECs) have developed to serve those who are disenfranchised by their church. DignityHouston is an IEC, and we hope you’ll learn more about what that means.