175 Years of Faith

Starting in May 2022, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will kick off a year-long celebration of its 175th anniversary. Read the Texas Catholic Herald, follow the Archdiocese on social media, and visit www.archgh.org/175 for updates and dedicated content on this historic milestone.

Learn about the history of the Archdiocese


175-year history of archdiocese marks growth of Catholicism in Texas

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On May 4, 1847, the Apostolic See in Rome established the new Diocese of Galveston “when the number of souls” grew in the Texas frontier. The first bishop in Texas, Bishop Jean Marie Odin, along with the Ursuline Sisters, made it their mission to form the area Catholics in their faith and to educate Catholic children. Together they built upon the foundation laid by Franciscan missionaries ministering in Texas since the 17th century. As Pope Francis would remind us, they brought the Lord Jesus to the people on the peripheries.

Today, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, led by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, preaches the Good News of Christ to a flock of more than 1.7 million faithful in 10 counties, served by its 146 parishes, seven missions, 57 Catholic schools and multiple ministries providing healthcare and other services for those in need.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston City Council honored the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston with a proclamation celebrating its 175th anniversary.

Read the full article in the Texas Catholic Herald

 


 

In the News

 

 

Holy Family Catholic School will celebrate first island parochial school - Galveston Daily News - June 2, 2022

 


 

From the Texas Catholic Herald

Born of the Spirit: Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans - Dec. 27, 2022

1,000-plus dancers, supporters celebrate Houston’s 50th Virgen de Guadalupe festival - Dec. 13, 2022

Basilian Fathers mark bicentennial anniversary - Dec. 13, 2022

The living legacy of St. Mary’s Seminary - Nov. 22, 2022

Congregation to celebrate 150 years of history in Archdiocese - Nov. 8, 2022

Pioneers of Catholic education, Dominican Sisters of Houston continue ministry today - Oct. 25, 2022

Surprise storms are an unfortunately familiar and unwelcome guest to the Texas Gulf coast - Sept. 27, 2022

CDP sisters have served Archdiocese since 1866 - Sept. 27, 2022

Ever faithful: Over 150 years later, CCVI sisters continue ministry - Sept. 13, 2022

Deacons celebrate 50 years of serving God and His people in Houston - Sept. 13, 2022

Courageous Ursuline sisters helped educate the Galveston frontier - Aug. 16, 2022

Icons of Faith: Archdiocese's oldest parishes still carry high the cross of faith - July 12, 2022

Archdiocese traces its roots to mid 1800s in forming men for the priesthood - June 14, 2022

Galveston Mass opens 175th anniversary celebrations - June 14, 2022

 Archdiocese’s 175th anniversary celebrates with city of Houston, Galveston proclamations - May 10, 2022