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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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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

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.

Cardinal's Corner

May 18, 2018

Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

I am deeply saddened by the shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School. My prayers, along with the prayers of the faithful of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, are with the victims and families of those killed and injured in this horrific tragedy. During this most difficult and challenging time, I know the Archdiocesan community will unite to support and offer healing to those affected. As a society, we must strive for a way to end such acts of senseless gun violence in our schools and communities.

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Upcoming Events Full Calendar

Jul 20

Featured Event

Archdiocesan Youth Conference (AYC)

  • The Archdiocesan Youth Conference (AYC) gathers over 2,800 participants - both youth and adults - from all over the local Church. AYC is the largest evangelizing event for older adolescents that the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization hosts annually.

    Through this event, incoming ninth graders through outgoing high school seniors are challenged to live out their faith, learn informative presentations, listen to outstanding national speakers, and make new friendships. AYC provides youth with a unique opportunity to interact with the Cardinal and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese to celebrate the sacraments, to pray, and reflect on the role of the Young Church of Galveston-Houston.

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  • Come and join other single men and women of faith, ages 18-45, who are searching and discerning God’s call in their lives. Life Awareness is a weekend retreat of prayer, silent reflection, presentations, group discussions, and sharing on one-on-one encounters and guidance from priests and religious sisters and brothers, as you learn more about priesthood and religious life. This retreat is designed to help young adults to learn and explore the vocations of priesthood and consecrated life, to search deeply for the guidance, and to grow in courage to do the will of God. It will provide the time, environment, and opportunity to clarify one’s calling without any pressure of commitment. Come join us! 

    Christian Renewal Center
    1515 Hughes Rd.
    Dickinson, Texas 77539.

    Denny Matranga 713-462-0136 
    Deacon Gary Hilbig 832-549-4140 

    Cost: Free (Donations accepted) Short interview required.  Pre-registration and forms will be available soon.

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  • His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate the silver wedding anniversary Mass for those who are commemorating their 25th Anniversary years of married life.

    The Celebration for the couples that are celebrating their 25th years of sacramental marriage will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart located at 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in Houston.

    Registrations will close on August 24, 2018.  

    Please click here to register online.

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  • His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate the golden wedding anniversary Mass for those who are commemorating their 50th Anniversary years of married life.

    The Mass for couples celebrating 50 years of sacramental marriage will be held on  Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart located at 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in Houston.

    Registration will begin soon. Please stay tuned.

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