Five months after collection money was stolen from a safe at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, it is dealing with the aftermath of another break-in.
In an email to parishioners, Father Rafael Becerra said a break-in attempt was made at about 9 p.m. Nov 20 at the church, located at 3600 Brinkman St. He said administrators arrived afterward to find broken glass in the window of the chapel’s exterior door.
“Thankfully no entry was made and nothing was stolen,” Becerra wrote in his Nov. 21 email. “Your safety and security is our priority, and we were blessed that no members of our St. Rose family were affected in last night’s incident.”
The church was burglarized in June, when according to the Houston Police Department, one or two males gained entry through a window and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a safe that contained collection money.
“Plans are already in discussion for additional security measures that can be implemented in and around our campus,” Becerra wrote in his latest email to parishioners.
In the meantime, Becerra asked church members and the community at large to be vigilant when visiting the church. He offered prayers for them and “for those who seek to cause harm and destruction to find their hearts changed through God’s love.”