Fr. Paul Felix
Fr. Paul Felix was born the fourth of six children and raised in Houston, Texas. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Divinity from the University of St. Thomas School of Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston in 1990.
He has served as the parochial vicar at St. Vincent de Paul Church, St. Frances Cabrini Church, where he began a ministry in collaboration with the laity to area nursing homes, St. Edward the Confessor Church, and Christ Our Light Church during which time he also ministered inmates at 2 Texas State prisons. He served as pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church, and is currently the pastor at Shrine of the True Cross in Dickinson, Texas where he focuses on Spanish language ministry, maintains an effort to promote the gospel of life, Eucharistic Adoration, the New Evangelization, founded a Catholic professional medical ethics group under the patronage of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, and promotes the rediscovery of the identity and renewal of the mission of the Shrine of the True Cross as a diocesan Shrine, designated the official Archdiocesan church of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem, and place of pilgrimage from which the spirituality of the Cross and the ministry of healing for the afflicted and reconciliation of sinners is fostered.
Within the Archdiocese, he served on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, the Presbyteral Council, as Vicar Forane for the Galveston-Mainland Deanery, and Vicar Forane for the Central Deanery.
Fr. Paul serves as spiritual director for clergy, seminarians, and laity, assisted as a confessor and presenter in numerous Aggie Awakening Retreats, assisted as a confessor at numerous youth retreats at Camp Kappa, provided spiritual direction in ACTS Retreat Ministry, is a frequent teacher for RCIA and other adult education events, serves as Retreat Master for Archdiocesan Project Rachel Retreats for post abortive women, and participated in a mission trip to catechize and evangelize promoting devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe to Kerala, India. He is a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus, a founding member of the first group of Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests in the Archdiocese, participant in the Opus Dei Circle of Priests, and was promoted to the rank of a Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.