The Ordinariate

The Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter

Website: Phone Number: (713) 609-9292 Email: [email protected]

The Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter is equivalent to a diocese, created by the Vatican in 2012 for people nurtured in the Anglican tradition who wish to become Catholic.

  • Founded to serve Roman Catholics across the U.S. and Canada, it is the first diocese of its kind in North America.
  • Based in Houston, Texas, this Ordinariate has more than 40 Roman Catholic parishes and communities across the United States and Canada
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Current Bishop of the Ordinariate: Bishop Steven J. Lopes

Our retail location is close to the local Ordinariate Community St. James Catholic Church.


Time in The Ordinariate:  (spans 4 time zones)

Eastern Time Zone:

(St. James Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida)

Central Time Zone:

(The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas)

Mountain Time Zone:

Pacific Time Zone:


Bishops of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter

Ordinary Emeritus: Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson 


1. Bishop Steven J. Lopes 



[See also Our Diocese]