4301 Woodridge ParkwayPorter , TX , 77365 30° 4' 22.5048" N, 95° 13' 25.0284" W
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Our parish was founded on February 25, 1979 when Bishop John L. Morkovsky redefined parish boundaries, forming a new parish out of part of St. Mary's parish, and appointed Rev. Msgr. William L. Tinney as pastor. Father Tinney selected "St. Martha, Mary and Lazarus - Friends of Jesus" as our parish name in honor of the friends and family of Jesus. The Elm Grove Elementary School in Kingwood acted as a temporary church for the parish's first year, while St. Martha was under construction. The church was completed in September, 1980 with the help of parishioners and many friends. The Dedication Mass was celebrated October, 1980. The parish has grown from 867 to 6,800 registered families.