Around the Archdiocese

Events by ministries and parishes throughout Galveston-Houston

The Around the Archdiocese is an brief calendar listing of events by the Archdiocese, parishes and ministries throughout our ten county region. Learn how to submit your own event to Around the Archdiocese here. The Herald cannot acknowledge each submission.

May 17

Bay Area Deanery Council of Catholic Women, 8:45 a.m. at Saltgrass Steakhouse (20241 Gulf Freeway, Webster). Annual installation luncheon and meeting. Limited seating, RSVP to Lillian Texeira, 281-488-4412;

May 20

Sing Out Benefit Vocal Auditions, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Monica (8421 W. Montgomery Road, Houston). 6th Annual Jamel Rosemond Sing Out Competition is open to K-12 students in elementary, middle school and high school divisions who can win scholarships and other prizes. Finalists perform during Aug. 12 show. Register and more information online at; 713-205-0096.

Pro-life Mass and Rosary, 8:15 a.m. at St. Anne (2140 Westheimer Road, Houston). Join the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants for 8:15 a.m. Mass, followed by a Rosary at Houston Women’s (4820 San Jacinto, Houston). Parking along Caroline Street. English: 832-875-5126; Spanish: 832-660-3924.

May 21

Family Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist (110 E. South St., Alvin). Features barbecue, Mexican and Indonesian food, bingo, family activities, auctions, raffle, live music and more. 281-331-3751.

Parish Festival, at St. Juan Diego (3301 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena). Features live music, food, family activities, raffle, dancing and kids activities. 713-477-6693;

May 22

An Evening with the Bishops, 6 p.m. at Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen (1212 Waugh Dr., Houston). Annual dinner honors Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz, Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza and Retired Auxiliary Bishop Vincent M. Rizzotto and benefits St. Dominic Village.; 713-741-8722.

May 28

Homecoming & Bazaar, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph (11323 CR 304, Stoneham). St. Joseph Catholic Mission’s 108th homecoming and bazaar begins with 10:30 a.m. Mass followed by barbecue lunch, desserts, auction, entertainment and tours of the 1909 restored Polish church. 936-894-2223;

June 4

Spring Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Queen of Peace (1224 Cedar Drive, LaMarque). Features raffle, auctions, games, food. 409-938-7000.

June 7

Professional Day for Spirituality Directors, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Cenacle (420 N. Kirkwood Road, Houston). Maureen Bacchi, LCSW, presents “Speaking Words that Nurture Life and Love.” Suggested offering: $45, includes lunch. (281) 497-3131 x112;

June 9

Spaghetti Dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart (4445 FM 359, Pattison).  Catholic Daughters of America host an Italian night with a spaghetti dinner. Limited tickets sold at door. 713-320-2541.

June 9 - 10

ARISE Catholic Homeschool Conference, at University of St. Thomas (3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston). Connect with Catholic parent education and resources during two days of speakers and vendors. $30.;; 936-890-7280.

June 9 - 11

Retrouvaille Marriage weekend, at Hyatt Regency -- North Houston (425 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston). The Retrouvaille program is for marriages in crisis or couples struggling to put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships. It is not a spiritual retreat, marriage encounter or seminar, but begins with a weekend experience followed by six Sunday afternoons. Registration required.;

June 13

St. Anthony of Padua Celebration, 6 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini (10727 Hartsook St., Houston). Join the Indian community for its 8th annual celebration of the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. 832-331-5700.

June 17

Corpus Christi celebration, 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart (507 S 4th St., Richmond). 4 p.m. Eucharistic procession begins the celebration, with 5:30 p.m. Mass and reception following. 281-342-3609;

June 15

Parade of Hats & Salads Luncheon, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Mother of Mercy (4000 Sumpter St., Houston). The Drexel Society of North Houston hosts 11th annual luncheon with ‘Women of Faith Praising God’. $20 ticket includes meal, prizes, entertainment and hat judging contest. Proceeds benefit food pantries, CCE programs and scholarships. 281-446-7469;

June 24

Rock Solid Marriage Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd (18511 Klein Church Road, Spring). 3rd annual conference provides enrichment for marriages in North Houston with presentations for marriages in all stages. Free. RSVP: Childcare reservations required. 832-510-6065.

June 26

Cafe Catholica West, 5:15 p.m. at St. Cyril of Alexandria (10503 Westheimer Road, Houston). Join hundreds of other young adults from Galveston-Houston with Archdiocesan Director of Pro-Life Activities Julie Fritsch on “New Frontiers in Defense of Human Dignity.” 5:15 p.m. confessions, 6:15 p.m. Mass, 7:15 p.m. dinner and speaker follows.

June 30

5K Fun Run/Walk, 6:30 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe (10315 West Road, Houston). The Jersey Village KC Council #10720 hosts its 3rd annual 5K Fun Run/Walk benefiting Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Food and drink available for runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators.; 713-907-3337.

July 15

ACTS Day of Prayer, 7:30 a.m. at St. Martha (4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrates 11:30 a.m. Mass. Proceeds benefit ACTS Missions Houston Chapter.; 281-358-6647.