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The Office of Child and Youth Protection works to ensure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.

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If you are seeking Victims Assistance, please call 713-654-5799.


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

December 25, 2018

A Shepherd's Message - Dec. 25, 2018

Each year in Advent we sing the hymn, ”O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” In truth Emmanuel is a name, a divine name. It means “God (is) with us.” The phrase reveals the name of the person who is given this title.

Immigrants at the Border: How to Help

Many people of goodwill are trying to assist people who are approaching our border with Mexico, families who are fleeing violence and seeking a better life for their children. Learn how you can help make a difference.

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You can register for many Archdiocesan programs, classes, events, and more via our online registration powered by CVENT.

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Upcoming Events Full Calendar

Jan 20

Featured Event

Archdiocesan Mass honoring MLK

  • The Archdiocese will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and remember his call to achieve peace through service to one another. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will be the principal celebrant and Deacon Phillip Jackson of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church will be the homilist.  A reception will follow in the Cathedral Centre.

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  • Café Catholica is expanding with a new series hosted in four parishes on the North side of Houston. Café Catholica-North, “Be Bold, Be Authentic, Belong” is a dinner-lecture series open to young adults (ages 18-39) featuring dynamic speakers, prayer, dinner, and socializing. Each night will include confession at 5:15 pm, Mass at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm, and Talk at 7:30 pm. Come for all or part of the evening! No charge to attend but donations are accepted. 

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  • All are invited to join us for the 6th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019.  The event will take place on Thursday, January 24 beginning at 7 p.m. at ChristChurch Presbyterian in Bellaire.

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  • The Office of Pro-Life Activities will offer transportation to Austin, Texas for the Texas Rally for Life march on January 26. January 2019 marks 46 years since Roe v. Wade. Join thousands of Texans to march in support for each human life. For more information call the Office of Pro-Life activities at 713-741-8728 or 713-440-3443 for Spanish.

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  • Come and be a pilgrim, joining in the spirituality of communion with millions of young people from across the world. We invite you to join us in our local World Youth Day celebration concurrent with the gathering in Panama on January 26-27th. We are one of five cities in the US that will be hosting a regional celebration. 

    Our celebration will include:

    • Saints’ relics including St. Oscar Romero, St. Theresa of Calcutta, St. Francis Cabrini, St. Vincent de Paul, St. John Vianney, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton and more.

    • 20 workshops presented in English or Spanish        

    • Multicultural music performances including Polish, Matachines, Folkloric dances and more.

    • Overnight adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (for those who want to experience what means to be a pilgrim in WYD)

    • WYD address of Pope Francis to young people

    • Eucharist and Sacrament of Reconciliation

    • Fellowship, food and more surprises 

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