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.

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.

July 28 - 30

Garage Sale, at St. Ambrose (4213 Mangum Road, Houston). $5 entry on Friday includes first choice Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; free entry Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features furniture, glassware, crystal, electronic, family apparel, antiques & collectibles, decorations, books, toys and more. Proceeds benefit parish needs. 713-410-3888.

July 31

Ignatius of Loyola film Screening, 7 p.m. at Wellborn Cinema (324 E. House St., Alvin). CDA Court of St. John the Baptist hosts a screening of the film “Ignatius of Loyola: Solider, Sinner Saint,” benefitting CDA scholarships and charity projects. $10. Tickets: 409-789-9931 or the parish office, 111 E. South St., Alvin.

August 3 - 6

Journey to Damascus Men’s Retreat, at Circle Lake Retreat Center (19000 Circle Lake Dr., Pinehurst). Ecumenical Catholic sponsored weekend promotes leadership, service among Christians of all faiths to promote mutual values, partnership and servant leadership in church communities and equip, inspire and challenge the faithful. $180 includes lodging, meals. Scholarships available;;

August 4 - 5

Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist (110 E South St., Alvin). Features furniture, household & kitchen items, clothing/shoes, toys and books. Proceeds benefit charities supported by CDA Court #2073. 713-468-7052.

August 4 - 6

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, at St. Ignatius of Loyola (7810 Cypressswood Drive, Spring). Weekend format helps married couples communicate openly, honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counseling. Couples return home each night.; 713-482-1791.

August 8

St. Dominic Feast Day Celebration, 3 p.m. at St. Dominic Village (2401 Holcombe Blvd., Houston). 3 p.m. Campus tours begin celebration with Mass at 4 .m., dinner and bingo follows. Proceedes benefit St. Dominic Village efforts. RSVP to 713-741-8722;

August 7 - 13

Silent Retreat and seminar, at University of St. Thomas (3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston). Father Laurence Freeman, OSB, of the World Community for Christian Meditation hosts a silent contemplative retreat Aug. 7 to 10. On Aug. 10 - 13, University of Chicago theologian Bernard McGinn will present The John Main Seminar, “Praying with the Masters Today.” Open to all, the two events are intended especially for those who are drawn to contemplative spirituality. 520-829-3197;


August 12

Imitating Mary: Retreat for Women, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity – St. Basil Hall (1713 N Tinsley St, Angleton). Sponsored by CDA #2134, 9 a.m. Mass begins this women’s retreat with Christina King. $60, includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Register: or 918-269-9227.

Day of Prayer for Caregivers, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Cenacle Retreat House (420 N. Kirkwood, Houston). Presented by Carole Polzer and co-sponsored by the Archdiocesan Ministry with Persons with Disabilities for caregivers of children and adults with disabilities.; 713-741-8730.

August 18 - 19

Barbecue cookoff, Friday, 5p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Anne de Beaupre (2818 Link Road, Houston). IBCA sanctioned barbecue cookoff with vendors and music supports parish needs. $5 admission; $150 team entry. 832-286-7712; 713-869-1319.