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Join us at our 4th Benefit Dinner supporting Vocation Ministry


Tuesday, September 13, 2022
at the Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas Avenue, Houston, 77002

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We will gather on September 13th for our 4th annual benefit dinner that supports Vocation Ministry’s mission to promote the priesthood, religious life, and sacramental marriage. We look forward to seeing all of you in person!


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Gala Chairs: Vic and Karen Perez


About Our Honoree, Bishop Brendan Cahill

We are thrilled to honor Bishop Cahill with the Champion for Vocations Award, as he is a joyful example of our “Men in Black” and has such a heart for vocations.

Bishop Brendan John Cahill was born in Coral Gables, Florida, in 1963. He is the son of Joe and Joan Cahill and the fourth of five children. His family moved to Houston in 1971, and his parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephew all live in Houston today. He attended St. Cecilia Catholic School, and in 1981 he graduated from St. Thomas High School. After a year at Rice University, he entered St. Mary Seminary in Houston. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston on May 19, 1990, he served as parochial vicar of St. Frances Cabrini Church from 1990 to 1992 and at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Spring, from 1992 to 1994. After earning a Master of Theology degree with a specialization in African American Catholic Studies from Xavier University in New Orleans, he earned a Licentiate degree in Dogmatic Theology and a Doctorate in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He speaks English, Spanish, and Italian, and has a working knowledge of the Latin, French and German languages.

Upon his return from Rome, he moved to St. Mary Seminary in Houston, where he served as formation director from 1998 to 2001 and as Rector from 2001 to 2010. During this time, he taught at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology and ministered at the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. He was the Director of the Secretariat for Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services and Vicar for Clergy of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston from 2010 to 2015. From September 2014 to June 2015, he was the Administrator of St. Joseph Church, Houston. On June 29, 2015, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo ordained Bishop Brendan as the third Bishop of the diocese of Victoria. Throughout his years of service, he has been involved with several boards and organizations, including Vocation Ministry’s episcopacy board.