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ABOUT THE ARCHDIOCESE

We are a multicultural Church with 1.7 million members from every continent of the world that prays and celebrates in over 14 languages in 146 parishes. We participate in activities of social justice, support the good works of persons in other countries — and we do all this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.


Justice for Immigrants

Cardinal's Corner

September 8, 2021

Texas Heartbeat Law

The recently-enacted Texas Heartbeat Law (SB 8) which prohibits abortion after a child’s heartbeat is detected, marks an important step toward recognizing the innate human dignity of our unborn brothers and sisters.

Upcoming Events Full Calendar

  • The annual Blue Mass honoring all law enforcement, criminal justice personnel, support staff, and their families will be celebrated at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.

    Officers are encouraged to wear their dress uniforms without hat.

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  • This ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 3:00 pm, to honor couples celebrating their Golden Anniversary of marriage in the Catholic Church. Given the precautions we are taking in these times, all jubilarian couples in their 50th anniversary are asked to register online.

    We will provide Anniversary Certificates and special recognition to all couples providing Catholic Wedding Certificates from 1971.

    Virtual participation is also available for those who are unable to participate in person per health concerns.

    The cost is $25 per couple. Which provides you with an archdiocesan certificate of your anniversary, a special issue Worship Aid, and a commemorative pin.

    Learn more archgh.org/weddingjubilee

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  • Recently, Hurricane Ida made landfall on the Gulf Coast, causing catastrophe in Louisiana and Mississippi. As the storm continued on its northeasterly path, heavy rains caused severe flooding in other parts of the United States. As a result, lives have been lost and many Church properties, along with homes and businesses, have been severely damaged or destroyed.

    Archbishop Jose Gomez, President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked all diocesan bishops to take up a special collection in aid of the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund. All contributions to this special collection will be used by the Conference for pastoral and reconstruction needs within US dioceses affected by this recent severe weather, and other natural disasters.

    The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will take up a special second collection on the weekend of October 2 and 3, 2021 for the disaster recovery efforts of the Church in the United States.

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  • A Mass and reception honoring Priests, Sisters, and Brothers who are celebrating a Silver, Golden, or Diamond Jubilee in 2020 and 2021 will take place on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church in Houston.

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  • Save the Date: The Annual Archdiocesan Red Mass for Legal Professionals and the Judiciary will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 6:15 p.m., at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Cardinal DiNardo, celebrant and homilist. Optional dinner and speaker panel afterward, "Open Wide Our Hearts - The U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter Against Racism." Registration information will be available soon.

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IGNITE Capital Campaign

IGNITE logoThe continued growth and diversity of our Archdiocese has created needs that no single parish can address on its own. Join us in our capital campaign to IGNITE: Our Faith, Our Mission. The campaign aims to assist in long-term funding of various areas of need in our Archdiocese.

Online Program Registration

Register for Archdiocesan events, programs and formation via CVENT and Capernaum.


View the Archdiocesan CVENT Calendar


View Capernaum Online Formation and Training